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1 Marie Curie: - Initial Training Networks - Industry-Academia Partnership and Pathways Emma Carey University of Bristol, 20 October 2010 UK National Contact Point

2 Science and Technology Facilities Council Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Economic and Social Research Council Medical Research Council Natural Environment Research Council Arts and Humanities Research Council UK Research Office

3 UKROs Services UK Research Office Core subscriber servicesOpen to non-subscribers Query service(Majority of) training courses and information events Annual briefing visits (for UK subscribers) Annual Conference News updates ims.ukro.ac.uk Marie Curie UK National Contact Point Subscriber website European Research Council UK National Contact Point Meeting room in BrusselsBritish Council European RTD Insight publication

4 Framework Programme 7 and the People specific programme UK NCP for Marie Curie

5 FP7 Specific Programmes Co-operation – Collaborative Research European Research Council Marie Curie Actions Capacities – Research Capacity Framework Programme 7 JRC EURATOM

6 Objectives and Policy Context: Make Europe more attractive to researchers Structuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectoral mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchers Strengthen human potential by: Encouraging people to become researchers Encouraging researchers to carry out their research in Europe Trans-national and inter-sectoral mobility 4.7 Billion Marie Curie Actions FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

7 Objectives and Policy Context: The People Work programme actively supports the Commissions Europe 2020 Strategy, and in particular 3 flagship initiatives: Innovation Union, Youth on the Move and An Agenda for new skills and jobs (2011 Work programme) EU 2020: Innovation Union: union/index_en.cfm union/index_en.cfm Youth on the Move: Marie Curie Actions FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

8 Overview of Marie Curie Actions People Specific Programme Actions for Organisations Actions for Individuals Initial Training Networks Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways International Research Staff Exchange Scheme CO-FUND Intra- European Fellowships International Incoming Fellowships International Outgoing Fellowships Career Integration Grants

9 2011 Deadlines Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) 20 July 2010 – 7 December 2010 Researchers Night 28 September 2010 – 12 January 2011 Initial Training Networks (ITN) 20 July 2010 – 26 January 2011 COFUND 20 October 2010 – 17 February 2011 Career Integration Grants (CIG) 20 October 2010 – 8 March 2011 and 6 September 2011 International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) 20 October 2010 – 17 March 2011 Intra- European Fellowships (IEF) International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) 16 March 2011 – 11 August 2011 FP7 – People – Marie Curie

10 Definition of researchers Early-Stage Researchers0 - 4 years (FTE) from obtaining degree that qualified them to embark on a doctorate Experienced Researchersi)in possession of a PhD or i)at least 4 years experience (FTE) FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

11 Transnational Mobility Requirements Must not have been resident in host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years date of recruitment or secondment Researchers can return to the country of their nationality if the mobility rule is respected For international organisations the country mobility rule does not apply – BUT the fellow must not have spent more than 12 months in the previous 3 years at the host international organisation. Note – IOF 3 rd country nationals have to have spent 5 years before the deadline in Member States or countries associated to FP7 FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

12 Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPPs)

13 IAPPs – 2011 call info Publication date: 20 July 2010 Call deadline: 7 December 2010 Indicative budget: 80 million Indicative timetable: Results expected 4 months after deadline Grants agreement signature from 9 months after deadline FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP

14 IAPPs in context FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP Transnational and intersectoral mobility is a key feature and strong participation by enterprises, in particular SMEs, is considered an important added value. The enhancement of industry-academia co-operation in terms of research training, career development and knowledge-sharing is encouraged. Indicative budget share for IAPPS = 5-10% of overall people budget

15 What is an Industry–Academia Pathways and Partnership? FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP It is a two-way partnership with at least one commercial enterprise and one academic organisation in two different Member or Associated Countries An IAPP aims to increase industry-academia co-operation by: Supporting the creation, development, reinforcement and execution of strategic partnerships Creating diverse career possibilities and experience for researchers Knowledge sharing/cultural exchange, especially SMEs Aiming for longer term co-operation between both sectors

16 What can you do with an IAPP? FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP Projects funded for up to 48 months Staff exchange – early stage or experienced researchers (and possibly technical staff and research managers!) for between 2 months and 2 years (mandatory) Recruit experienced researchers for between 12 months and 2 years (optional) Newly recruited experienced researchers must be appointed under employment contracts only Focus of the scheme is on inter-sectoral mobility Organise common workshops/conferences For SMEs, a contribution towards small equipment costs (up to 10% of project total)

17 Definitions of eligible organisations FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP Each IAPP must involve at least one university/research centre in the non-commercial sector and at least one entity from the commercial sector. An IAPP project can be co- ordinated by a partner from either of the two sectors Commercial sector partners: must be organisations operating on a commercial enterprise, gaining the majority of their revenue through competitive means with exposure to commercial markets. may include: incubators; start-ups; spin-offs; venture- capital companies; etc. may range in size from the smallest- micro-companies with research capacity to very large multi-national enterprises

18 Definitions of eligible organisations FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP Non-commercial sector partners can include; National organisations, e.g., universities, public non- commercial research centres Non-profit or charitable organisations (e.g., NGOs, trusts, etc.) International European interest organisations (e.g. CERN) The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission Other international organisations (e.g. WHO, UNESCO, etc.)

19 Statistics (1) Submitted Evaluated Selected Budget (M Euro) Success rate40 %36 %16.6 % FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP

20 Industry/Academia ratio (A list) ParticipantsCoord. Industry 131 (54%) 23 (24%) Academia 110 (46%)36 (76%) SME participation ParticipantsCoord. Total 536 (36.4 %) 81 (22.8 %) A list 78 (32.4 %)11 (18.6 %) Statistics (2) FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP

21 Size of consortia: There is no predefined maximum number of participants. However under similar schemes in the past the most common number of participants was Largest projects ranged from 4 to 6 participants. Past experience has shown that this is a manageable size.(2011 Guide to Applicants) Size of grants in 2007 Funding model flexible: smallest 270,000, largest > 2.2m Smallest consortium = 2 partners Largest consortium = 15 partners Average consortium size = 3.7 partners

22 o.ac.uk Submission and Evaluation

23 Your project is mainly defined in …. …PART B of the proposal forms (Part A is administrative info) PART B addresses the evaluation criteria …which vary according to MCA …and have different weightings and thresholds General structure of Part B for individual fellowships is: Cover Page, Table of Contents S & T Quality Transfer of Knowledge Implementation Impact FP7 – Marie Curie – Your Proposal

24 Evaluation of proposals Evaluation by competent experts in the field Need to address all of the issues to maximise scores Total score is 100% Overall threshold (70%) Some criteria have a threshold Each area is weighted Science counts for 25%; Impact counts for 30%!! You must focus on the objectives of the activity to be successful MCA – Submission & Evaluations

25 Publication of call Deadline for submission of proposals 7 December 2010 at , Brussels local time Evaluation of proposalsMid March-2011 Evaluation Summary Reports sent to proposal coordinators ("initial information letter") End April-2011 Invitation letter to successful coordinators to launch grant agreement negotiations with REA services Mid June-2011 Letter to unsuccessful applicantsFrom August-2011 Signature of first grant agreementsFrom September-2011 Process timetable MCA – Submission & Evaluations

26 o.ac.uk Maximising Your Chances of Success

27 What does the Commission want? A project that matches their objectives: This action seeks to enhance industry-academia co-operation in terms of research training, career development and knowledge sharing, in particular with SMEs, and including traditional manufacturing industries. It is based on longer-term co-operation programmes with a high potential for increasing mutual understanding of different cultural settings and skill requirements of both the industrial and academic sectors. The IAPP action in 2010 will provide EUR 80 million to support the Innovation Union flagship initiative by strengthening research and business performance and by promoting innovation and knowledge transfer throughout the EU. Text taken from 2011 People Work Programme Marie Curie – Whats required

28 IAPPS – Part B Transfer of knowledge 20% S & T Quality 25% Researcher N/A Implementation 25% Impact 30% FP7 – People – Marie Curie 3/5 No threshold Overall threshold 70%

29 MCA – S&T Quality Sub-criteria : 3/5 25% Scientific/technological objectives of the research programme, including in terms of intersectoral issues Scientific quality of the joint collaborative research programme Appropriateness of the research methodology Originality and innovative aspect of the research programme. Knowledge of state-of-the-art FP7 – People – Marie Curie

30 Assessors comments on S & T quality: positive The project is very challenging and innovative The involvement of the private sector is meaningful and complementary to the academic partners The proposal is genuinely inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary Science and Technological objects are clearly described and detailed Valuable and innovative scientific advances with respect to the state-of –the-art are envisaged The research methodology is appropriate, comprehensive and well-planned The research programme and methodology are very well detailed and integrated with the envisaged transfer of knowledge and training. Marie Curie – Whats required

31 Assessors comments on S & T quality: negative The research programme lacks a detailed list of workpackages, timetable and particular involvement of each partner is not specifically included. The project is not very original since it is based on previous results obtained by academic partners. The project research methodology is not properly developed and lacks details as regards risk assessment, milestones and outcomes. Presents limited intersectoriality No previous documented information – articles, scientifc journals, conferences, and so on. Marie Curie – Whats required

32 MCA – Transfer of Knowledge Sub-criteria 3/520% Quality of the transfer of knowledge programme. Consistency with the research programme Importance of the transfer of knowledge in terms of intersectoral issues. Adequacy of the role of researchers exchanged and recruited from outside the partnership with respect to the transfer of knowledge programme. FP7 – People – Marie Curie

33 Assessors comments on Transfer of Knowledge: positive Well-planned strategy for secondments and recruitments providing for effective knowledge transfer between public and private sectors The inter-sectoral secondments are planned in detail (names of researchers and scientific areas in which they will be involved) The involvement of ESRs in the secondment scheme is important for the advancement of their scientific careers The partners demonstrate sound capacity to receive and transfer knowledge; suitable scientific, training and complementary training course are planned The researchers who will be recruited have defined research tasks and the requested duration and time of recruitments is appropriate The human resources in the proposal are clear, relevant, consistent with the research, well justified and of high quality Marie Curie – Whats required

34 Assessors comments on Transfer of Knowledge: negative Secondments are only indicated in terms of person/month within a table, but are not described in detail and no additional explanations are given. ToK referring to young researchers is not addressed in sufficient detail. There is only a limited consistency between the research programme and ToK due to the vague description of the latter. Transfer of knowledge is unbalanced with too much emphasis on academic research Importance of ToK in terms of intersectorialty is not demonstrated as the industrial partner has limited participation in research The precise role in training of the industrial partner is not clearly described. Marie Curie – Whats required

35 MCA – Implementation (1) Sub-criteria 3/525% Capacities (expertise/human resources/facilities/infrastructures) to achieve the research and exchange of know-how and experience. Fit between capacity of host and size of support requested Adequate exploitation of complementarities and synergies among partners in terms of transfer of knowledge. FP7 – People – Marie Curie

36 MCA – Implementation (2) Sub-criteria 3/525% Appropriateness of management plans (recruitment strategy, IPR strategy, demarcation of responsibilities, rules for decision making, etc. How essential is non-ICPC Third Country participation, if any, to the objectives of the research programme. FP7 – People – Marie Curie

37 Assessors comments on Implementation: positive The partners are complementary and well-suited for the envisaged research and ToK The key scientific staff involved are experienced and have an appropriate level of involvement Project management and risk assessment are well-structured and approached The envisaged work plan is very well thought out and structured, with detailed and suitable deliverables, clear allocation of roles and effective progress reporting measures IP generated under this project will be carefully managed and the strategy takes carefully into account development perspectives of the industrial partner Facilities and infrastructures are up-to-date and suitable for the project outcomes. Marie Curie – Whats required

38 Assessors comments on Implementation: negative Secondments are not sufficiently specified Some aspects of management structure are not described in detail The management plan is scarcely defined in some points Time commitment of the co-ordinator to project activities is limited Recruitment strategy and its contribution to research activities is not detailed The technical background of the academic partners is not clear It is not sufficiently detailed on the point of capacities, specifically in regard to scientific expertise, facilities and infrastructures, to achieve a real experience and know-how exchange IPR aspects are unclear. Marie Curie – Whats required

39 MCA – Impact Sub-criteria No threshold – but 30% Provision to develop new intersectoral and lasting collaboration Strategy for the dissemination and facilitation of sharing of knowledge and culture between the particpants and external researchers (inc. international conferences, workshops, training events) Extent to which SMEs contribute to the project In case of SMEs participation: Adequacy of the available infrastructures for the performance of the project. In case extra equipment is requested, necessity & justification in the context of the partnership. Impact of proposed outreach activities FP7 – People – Marie Curie

40 Assessors comments on Impact: positive The project plans for the lasting collaboration between the partners in a field that is still not widely exploited. The circulation of information and the exploitation of results is well addressed There are possible and promising exploitation routes for the planned results It can be foreseen that new and fruitful collaboration will ensue Dissemination strategy is accurately designed and has appropriate targets; tools are adequate and of excellent quality The potential impact of the project is relevant, with a clear European dimension. Marie Curie – Whats required

41 Assessors comments on Impact: negative The intersectoriality of the project is not described in detail in terms of future collaborations; indeed, it is specifically mentioned that lasting collaboration will only be foreseen in the case of developing a spin-off project Contribution of the SME to the project is limited Standardisation aspects are not properly addressed Possible commercial impact, in particular through SME, not addressed. Central role of SME is stressed but the need for key extra equipment seems to contradict the present adequacy and availability of infrastructure Details of application are not well described. Marie Curie – Whats required

42 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks UK National Contact Point

43 ITNs – 2011 call info Publication date: 20 July 2010 Call deadline: 26 January 2011 Indicative budget: million Indicative timetable: Results expected 4 months after deadline Grants agreement signature from 9 months after deadline FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

44 What is an ITN? FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN Aims: Offering a series of fellowships to ESR and EXR through a Joint Training Programme including complementary skills modules – focus on development of early-stage researchers Covers networking costs & the organisation of short training events As an option, can recruit visiting scientists Duration of funding for networks = 48 months ITNs are in: Defined scientific fields as well as inter-disciplinary, new and emerging supra-disciplinary fields

45 Who can participate in an ITN? FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN At least 3 different research groups from Member or Associated States BUT ALSO it can be single sites (in Member or Associated States) if the international context is strong – role of associated partners key Third country partners are eligible, in addition to the minimum requirements. International Co- operation Partner Countries (ICPC) may receive funding, whilst those in non-ICPCs may receive funding if absolutely essential for the project

46 Who participates in an ITN? FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN An ITN has both industrial and academic partners. Industry involvement essential at one of two levels: As a full partner Provider of specific training or secondment opportunities Note: the third-level option of involvement through membership of an advisory board is no longer available

47 Who participates in an ITN? FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN Private sector partners: must be organisations gaining the majority of their revenue through competitive means with exposure to commercial markets. Industry representatives can participate but do not satisfy this criterion Think broadly about potential private sector partners – end users? ITN must have Coherent quality standards and mutual recognition of training/ diplomas

48 Who can you recruit to an ITN? FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN An ITN supports researchers: With up to 5 years FTE From all over the world For periods of months (ESRs) For periods of up to 24 months (EXRs) Researchers can be of any nationality but must comply with the mobility rule

49 ITNs – key issues Ratio ESR/ER: - The total amount of ESRs and ERs should be reasonable and in line with what is recommended in the Guide for Applicants (80/20) Visiting Scientists: - Exceptional and duly justified in the context of the training programme. Even less prominence in 2011 call. Conferences: -should be proportionate to the proposed research training programme -is an opportunity for the recruiter researchers to exchange knowledge with more experienced researchers from outside the network. FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

50 Results and funded projects UK National Contact Point

51 ITNs – result of 2007call PANEL Evaluated proposals Evaluated proposals at stg 2 Funded proposals Success Rate LIF % ENG % PHY % CHE % ENV % SOC % MAT % ECO % TOTAL % FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

52 ITNs – results of 2008 call Evaluated proposals Funded proposals Success RateReserve list LIF %4 ENG %4 PHY %3 CHE8589.4%3 ENV %3 SOC901011%3 MAT1915.3%1 ECO2114.8%2 TOTAL %23 FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

53 ITNs – results of 2010 call Evaluated proposals Funded proposals Success Rate LIF % ENG % PHY % CHE % ENV9577.4% SOC7767.8% MAT1815.6% ECO2114.8% TOTAL % FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

54 Evaluation criteria UK National Contact Point

55 Publication of call Deadline for submission of proposals at 17:00:00, Brussels local time Evaluation of proposalsMid April-2011 Evaluation Summary Reports sent to proposal coordinators ("initial information letter") Mid May-2011 Invitation letter to successful coordinators to launch grant agreement negotiations with REA services July-2011 Letter to unsuccessful applicantsFrom August-2011 Signature of first grant agreementsFrom September-2011 Process timetable MCA – Submission & Evaluations

56 Who do I need in my consortium? Building your consortium Depends on topic… Partners must match activities in proposal Appropriate balance of sectors – industry, academia, civil society, user groups, etc Industry considered essential but others could also be important for the topic Consideration of what the purpose of the scheme is RESEARCH TRAINING NOTE – no more than 40% of funding should go to one country EU dimension/ added-value!

57 What is EU added-value? Building your consortium How does the EU benefit from funding your project and why is it required at the EU level? S&T Expertise from other EU countries Access to data from other countries Different cultural and social perspectives Research/training too costly for one country Implementation Avoid having one partner dominate research/training activities and budget Appropriate geographic spread for that project Impact Improve competitiveness, health and environment of EU Feed into EU-wide policy objectives and their development Decrease fragmentation and duplication

58 Your project is mainly defined in …. PART B addresses the evaluation criteria …which vary according to MCA …and have different weightings and thresholds General structure of Part B for ITNs and IAPPs is: Cover Page, Table of Contents S & T Quality Training/Transfer of Knowledge Implementation Impact FP7 – Marie Curie – Your Proposal

59 Weightings and thresholds for ITNs WeightingThreshold Scientific quality of the project 30%3 Training30%4 Implementation20%3 Impact20%4 Overall threshold of 70% applies FP7 – Marie Curie – ITNs

60 S & T Quality criteria S&T objectives of the research programme, including in terms of inter/multi-disciplinary, intersectoral and/ or newly emerging supra- disciplinary fields Scientific quality of the research programme Appropriateness of research methodology Originality and innovative aspect of the research programme - Knowledge of the state-of-the-art Contribution of the private sector and possible other socio-economic actors FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

61 S&T Quality – positive feedback Excellent overview of state-of-the-art in this research area Precise and detailed research work plan Scientific quality and originality of the proposal are excellent Research method is appropriate and well described The project is timely and novel A series of well defined and relevant project objectives The multidisciplinary is well demonstrated FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

62 S&T Quality : negative feedback Interdisciplinary aspect of the project is not very strong Clear references to state-of-the-art and scientific originality are missing The final research outputs and the practical results of the training programme should be more clearly described Role of the industrial partners is not well explained A precise description of the research methodology is missing FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

63 Training criteria Quality of the training programme; Consistency with the research programme Contribution and relevance of private sector training Transferable skills offered: Management, Communication, IPR, Ethics, Grant writing, Commercial exploitation of results, Research Policy, entrepreneurship, etc.. Importance and timeliness of the training needs (e.g. multidisciplinary, intersectoral, and newly emerging supra-disciplinary fields) FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

64 Training criteria a) For multi-site proposals: Adequate combination of local specialist training with network-wide training activities b) For mono-site proposals: Adequate exploitation of the international network of the participants for the training programme Appropriateness of the size of the requested training programme with respect to the capacity of the host NEW – Meaningful exposure of each researcher to another sector – particularly secondments FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

65 Training : positive feedback The training programme is very well structured and is fully consistent with the research programme Local and network wide training will be provided Complementary skills training is well thought of The training topics are well identified and defined The role of the participants are well described and exploitation of the network potential is adequately considered and discussed FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

66 Training: negative feedback The role of the Supervisory Board should be better defined Reason for the need for Visiting Scientist should be given Description of the training project for each researcher is too vague Average number of ESRs per partner seems exaggerated The role of the associate partners and their participation in the training events should be more clearly defined FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

67 Quality of training - tips Training in research methods and techniques Personal Development Plan Complementary skills training – ethics, research management Transferable skills training – cf Roberts Graduate School Provision – including RC courses Conferences, seminars, public fora et FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

68 Implementation criteria Capacities (expertise / human resources / facilities /infrastructure) to achieve the research and adequate task distribution and schedule Adequate exploitation of complementarities and synergies among partners in terms of research and training Private sector involvement at the highest possible level appropriate to the research topic & sufficient evidence of commitment Non-ICPC participation – essential to the objectives of the research training programme? FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

69 Implementation: positive feedback The type and frequency of meetings seem appropriate The industrial partners play an essential and active role both in the training and research aspects of the proposal The recruitment strategy is clearly defined The management structure is clear and appropriate to the proposed project The plan for dissemination of project results is well done FP7 – ITN – Implementation

70 Implementation: negative feedback The industry involvement is poor in comparison to the industrial importance of the project theme and potential results Description of a research PhD theme for each ESR is not provided More details should be provided on the milestones and deliverables within the workplan Limited rules for decision making FP7 – ITN – Implementation

71 Impact criteria Contribution of the proposed training programme to: Acquisition of skills needed in both the public and private sectors Improvement of career prospects Stimulation of creativity and entrepreneurial thinking Contribution of the training programme to the policy objective of structuring the initial research training capacity at European level (through establishing longer-term collaborations and/or lasting structured training programmes between the partners organisations) FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

72 Impact criteria The contribution of the training programme towards the policy objective of enhancing public-private sector collaborations in terms of research training Where appropriate, mutual recognition by all partners of the training acquired, including training periods in the private sector NEW – outreach activities such as articles in non-specialised press, public talks, workshops for teachers/students, science fairs, etc. FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

73 Impact: positive feedback Clear impact of the involvement of visiting scientists Good prospects for potential long term collaborations The involvement of industrial partners will be mutually beneficial for the companies and for the ESRs/ERs The project can offer great career opportunities to both ESR and ER involved The training proposed by the network is such that probably no single institution in Europe would be capable of providing it on its own. FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

74 Impact: negative feedback The proposed impact, as described [in the field of science] is not convincing The number of visiting scientists is too high and not appropriate for the proposed programme The lack of training in an industrial context is a major drawback The description of the impact on the scientific community outside the network should be elaborated upon FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

75 Impact: tips Think about impact on different levels, e.g. Personal – what will researcher gain beyond that available at single institution? European – address fragmentation, common courses, sustainability of collaboration, including that with private sector Discipline – what is available in single country? Why EU level needed? Why need for trained researchers in area? Others? FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria

76 ITNs – final tips Industrial participation is key Addressed under all four criteria: and has been strengthened with respect to training. Aspects that are assessed under more than one evaluation criteria will count under each of these criteria Evaluation criteria Address thoroughly: make sure you cover each one; do not bury in text Clarity of presentation Present case clearly: use tables, diagrams and summaries where appropriate FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

77 Hints & Tips – ITNs and IAPPs

78 Approaching your project proposal writing Keep the Guide for Applicants in front of you Treat the criteria as examination questions Think about the way your write Brainstorm each section Then focus on a section at a time Plan your proposal writing FP7 –Marie Curie – Hints & Tips

79 Approaching your project proposal writing It will feel repetitive – addressing issues from different angles Stick to the page limit Think about your evaluators Clearly address the main objectives Use clear and concise language Explain country specific jargon Provide them with the evidence they need Find colleagues to read it through FP7 –Marie Curie – Hints & Tips

80 Financial information – ITNs and IAPPs

81 Cost Category Comparison FP7 – Marie Curie

82 Category 1: Living allowance (including salary) Correction factor applied Category 2: Mobility allowance Without family: 700 per month With family: 1000 per month Correction factor applied Category 3: Training / research expenses of eligible researchers 1800 per research per month *Category 3 also includes costs for the host FP7 – Marie Curie - Rates Allowance rates – ITNs and IAPPs

83 Benefits for the institution – ITNs and IAPPs Category 3: Contribution to Research/Training/Transfer of Knowledge 1800 per research per month *Category 3 also includes costs for the researcher Category 4: Management Activities Maximum 10% of the total EC contribution Category 5: Contribution to overheads 10% of direct costs except for subcontractors Category 6: Applicable to IAPP and participating SMEs only Other types of eligible expenses (small equipment expenses) FP7 – Marie Curie - Rates

84 Researcher Living Allowance for ITNs and IAPPs Experience Stipend (/yr) Employment contract (/yr) Early-Stage researchers 50% of full rate 38,000 Experienced researchers (< 10yrs) 58,500 Experienced Researchers (>10yrs) 87,500 FP7 – Marie Curie - Rates Salaries are inclusive of all compulsory deductions Correction factor applied for cost of living (UK Co-efficient now 120.3%)

85 F urther Information UKRO NCP website: Queries on the schemes: Tel: ; Fax Other useful websites: x.htmhttp://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/inde x.htm FP7 – Marie Curie Actions


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