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1 Marie Curie Actions Liz French Marie Curie Administrator Research Innovation Service

2 EU funding under People programme of Framework 7 for any area of research (science, arts, engineering, medicine) Three main aims of Marie Curie Actions –Benefit European Union –Maintain competitiveness European research –Support the mobility of researchers into and around Europe Aims for researchers –Career advancement –Strengthen multi- or interdisciplinary skills –Training-through-research Marie Curie Actions

3 Europe –EU member states and Associated Countries Third Country –not Europe Experienced Researcher –PhD or –4 years research experience at call deadline Marie Curie Actions

4 Individual Fellowships 1.International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF) 2.Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) 3.International Incoming Fellowship (IIF) Way to….. –Fund a new post-doc –Fund an overseas colleague/collaborator to work in your lab No age limit for Marie Curie Fellowships

5 Initial Training Network (ITN) Way to….. –Fund PhD students –Worth (approx) 500,000 to each partner (> 2 million in total) Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) Way to… –Exchange staff (academics/post-docs/PhD students) with industry –Precursor to ITN Marie Curie Actions

6 Individual Fellowships International Outgoing Fellowship –Carry out research in a Third Country (eg Australia, South Africa, India, Brazil, Russia) –Spend months in Third Country –Must return to Europe for months to continue research (can be UK, can come back to Nottingham University) –Funding for 2-3 years in total –Must be of European nationality –Advanced training grants Significantly strengthen and widen your skills and knowledge

7 Intra-European Fellowship –Move to a different European country to carry out research –National of any country, as long as you currently live in a European country –Funding for months –Grants for advanced training and career development Learn new (complimentary) technique Training-through-research Inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer Individual Fellowships

8 International Incoming Fellowship –Move from a third country to a European country (in which you have spent less than 12 months in last 3 years) –Can have an optional 1 year return phase to your country of origin –Funding for months –Career advancement Transfer of knowledge into host organisation Establish new collaborations Individual Fellowships

9 International Outgoing Fellowship –28 million in 2010 –In 2008 ~ 440 proposals 25% success rate –In 2009 ~ 600 proposals 20% success rate Intra-European Fellowship –95 million in 2010 –In 2008 ~ 1740 proposals 26% success rate –In 2009 ~ 2400 proposals 24% success rate International Incoming Fellowship –28 million in 2010 –In 2008 ~ 660 proposals 21% success rate –In 2009 ~1045 proposals 15% success rate

10 Living allowance*56,400 per year (4-10years experience) 84,500 per year (>10 years experience) Mobility allowance*500 per month (no family) 800 per month (with family) Travel allowance per year (depending on distance moved from location of origin to European host) Career allowance2000 (for fellowships longer than a year) *Country correction coefficient applied UK = Germany = France = USA = Australia = Researcher Salary

11 Research Costs 800 (£700) per month lab based projects 500 (£430) per month non-lab based projects Other costs per researcher month for overheads and management Research Budget

12 International Outgoing Fellowship 12 – 24 months in a third country 12 months back in Europe

13 Intra-European Fellowship months in a different European country

14 International Incoming Fellowship 12 – 24 months in Europe

15 –Call opens on 17 th March 2010 –Call closes on 17 th August 2010 at 4pm (BST) –Similar dates each year –Results announced – December 2010 –Start grant – from March 2011 (earliest) to March 2012 (12 months after grant agreement signed) Individual Fellowships

16 –Apply together with a host institution –Application usually written by the fellow –Open calls found on Marie Curie Actions website –Proposals submitted using EPSS (find through Google) –Can only submit one application at a time –All applications and reports must be in English –Dont leave application to the last minute [deadline time is 4pm (5pm in Brussels)] –Check eligibility of researcher Individual Fellowships


18 Section A –Administrative information –Researcher name, address, nationality etc etc –Host institution name, address, legal contacts Application

19 Application – Section B Maximum 25 pages Use correct font (Arial or Times New Roman), font size (11), margins (1.5cm) 6 sections to Part B 1. Scientific and technological Quality (8 Pages) 2. Training (2 Pages) 3. Researcher (7 Pages) 4. Implementation (6 pages) 5. Impact (2 Pages) 6. Ethical Issues

20 Section B SectionThreshold (out of 5) WeightingPriority Sci & Tech325%3 Training315%2 Researcher425%1 Implementationn/a15%5 Impact3.520%4

21 Industry Academia Partnership Pathways (IAPP) –Exchange staff between research and industry (different European countries) –Next call Dec 2010 –March 2011 (???) –Funding for staff whilst on secondment –Can recruit limited amount of new staff Network Grants

22 Initial Training Network (ITN) –European wide network –Training PhD students –Approx 500,000 per partner –Next call Dec 2010 (???) –Need 8-12 partners –At least 1 must be a commercial partner Network Grants


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