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1 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Marie Curie: ITNs and IAPPs Andrew Smith Bristol University, 22 November 2007

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 Marie Curie NCP - helpdesk Web, email, telephone, visits Advice on applying for MC actions: Eligibility Application help Results Contractual issues Advice to those with MC contracts: Social security and tax Model agreements between host and fellow Contractual issues UK Research Office – MC NCP

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

5 FP7 Marie Curie 2008 – Provisional Dates FP7 – 2008 Calls MC SchemePublicationPossible Deadline CO-Funding of Regional, national & International Progs16-Nov-0719-Feb-08 IAPP Industry Academia Partnerships & Pathways20-Nov-07March 2008 IRSES International Staff Exchanges05-Dec-07Late March 2008 ERG European Reintegration Grants 1st cut off03-Jan-0803-Apr-08 IRG International Reintegration Grant 1st cut off03-Jan-0803-Apr-08 IEF Intra-European Fellowships19-May-0819-Aug-08 IIF International Incoming Fellowships19-May-0819-Aug-08 IOF International Outgoing Fellowship19-May-0819-Aug-08 ITN Initial Training Networks04-Apr-0802-Sep-08 ERG European Reintegration Grants 2nd cut off03-Jan-0808-Oct-08 IRG International Reintegration Grant 2nd cut off03-Jan-0808-Oct-08 CO-Funding of Regional, national & International Progs19-Nov-0819-Feb-09

6 FP7 – Specific Programmes Objectives and Policy Context: Make Europe more attractive to 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 Marie Curie Actions FP7 Specific Programmes

7 Principles Skills and competence development at all stages of researchers career Open to all research areas addressed under the Treaty plus possibility of targeted calls Strong participation from enterprises Reinforce international dimension Appropriate gender and work/life balance Good working environment, transparent recruitment and career development FP7 – People – Marie Curie

8 Researcher Eligibility In order to assess eligibility, it is essential that you consider the following: The minimum or maximum amount of research experience stipulated for the action The trans-national mobility requirements for the action FP7 – People – Marie Curie

9 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

10 Overview of Marie Curie Actions People Specific Programme Host ActionsIndividual Actions Initial Training Networks Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways NEW - International Research Staff Exchange Scheme Intra- European Fellowships International Incoming Fellowships International Outgoing Fellowships European Reintegration Grants International Reintegration Grants Also funded : Researchers Night, CO-FUND

11 Host Actions ITNs, IAPPs and IRSES are Host Actions This means: Host institution applies for a number of fellows/researchers Hosts proposal is evaluated Selected host/network advertises fellowship position and selects fellows/researchers Contract duration with host, usually 4 years Fellows stay depending on Action (up to 3 years) FP7 – Marie Curie – Host Actions

12 Initial Training Network Structure FP7 – People – Marie Curie At least 3 EU Member or Associated States ( of which 2 must be MS or Candidate Countries) Single or twin sites if international context is strong Joint Training Programme including complementary skills Fellowships for 3 months to 3 years Industrial participation Coherent quality standards & mutual recognition of training/ diplomas Optional: - recruiting a visiting scientist - hold short training events (incl. researchers outside network) Initial Training Lifelong TrainingIndustry-AcademiaInternationalSpecific Actions Initial Training Networks Individual f/shipIndustry academia pathways and partnerships Outgoing int.Research careers European re-int.Incoming int.Public awareness Co-financingInt. re-int.Excellence awds

13 Who participates in an ITN? FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN An ITN has both industrial and academic partners. Industry must be in involved at one of three levels: As a full partner Provider of specific training or secondment opportunities On the Advisory Board An ITN must have Coherent quality standards and mutual recognition of training/ diplomas

14 The size of an ITN The size of the network should reflect your needs and the aim of the project, but Indicative number of partners (Guide for Applicants): 6 – 10 FP6 indicative number of researcher months: EST: 72 – 999 (average 300) (last call) 80/20 EST / ER split FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

15 ITNs – result of call 1 (stage 1) PANEL Evaluated proposals Below Threshold(s) Above thresholds LIF22997132 ENG1838598 PHY1527874 CHE1154570 ENV954154 SOC783444 MAT291712 ECO211011 TOTAL902407 (45%)495 (55%) 197 proposals invited to submit a stage 2 proposal Success rate at the second stage: 40% FP7 – Marie Curie - ITN

16 Structure EU Member or Associated State National, or Third Country national if in EU for at least 4 of the last 5 yrs 12 – 24 months support researchers in attaining and/or strengthening a leading independent position Also for those resuming a career in research REMEMBER its about Skills diversification Attaining or strengthening professional independence Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (IEF) FP7 – People – Marie Curie Initial Training Lifelong Training Industry-AcademiaInternationalSpecific Actions Marie Curie Networks (MCN) Individual f/ship Industry academia pathways and partnerships Outgoing int.Research careers European re-int. Incoming int.Public awareness Co-financing Int. re-int.Excellence awds

17 European Re-integration Grant (ERG) FP7 – People – Marie Curie (Re)-integration into research career (following trans-national mobility) Must have already had Marie Curie fellowship (funded under FP6/7) The European Re-integration Grant: supports a research project of 2- 3 years research costs but not researchers salary researcher applies with host institution Initial Training Lifelong Training Industry-AcademiaInternationalSpecific Actions Marie Curie Networks (MCN) Individual f/ship Industry academia pathways and partnerships Outgoing int.Research careers European re-int. Incoming int.Public awareness Co-financing Int. re-int.Excellence awds

18 Industry–Academia Pathways and Partnerships FP7 – People – Marie Curie A minimum of two participants ( from 2 different Member or Associated States, of which 1 must be a Member State or an Associated Candidate Country) Fellowships of 2 months – 2 years Staff exchange (early stage / experienced researchers, and technical staff) Recruited staff must be experienced researchers Can organise common workshops/conferences Inter-sectoral mobility possible (within framework of whole project, in same country up to a maximum of 30% of total researcher months) Initial TrainingLifelong Training Industry-Academia InternationalSpecific Actions Marie Curie Networks (MCN) Individual f/ship Industry academia pathways and partnerships Outgoing int.Research careers European re-int.Incoming int.Public awareness Co-financingInt. re-int.Excellence awds

19 What is an IAPP? 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

20 What can you do with an IAPP? FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP Recruit experienced researchers for between 2 months and 2 years Staff exchange – early stage or experienced researchers (and possibly technical staff and research managers!) for between 2 months and 2 years Organise common workshops/conferences Inter-sectoral mobility possible, within framework of whole project, in same country up to a maximum of 30% of total researcher months For SMEs, a contribution towards small equipment costs (up to 10% of project total)

21 IAPP first call update 103 proposals submitted 1 proposal ineligible 41 proposals go on ranked list 5 proposal on reserve list Full list of projects available on UKRO website Commission has published further info on some of these in form of case studies FP7 People – Marie Curie

22 IAPP – Results of first call PANEL Evaluated proposals Below Threshold(s) Above thresholds CHE413 ECO312 ENG321517 ENV1468 LIF35926 MAT11 PHY826 SOC523 TOTAL10236 (35%)66 (65%) FP7 – Marie Curie Overall success-rate: 35-40% The majority of projects have two partners only

23 Examples of funded IAPPs Life Sciences: FIGHTMAL - Correlating protection against malaria with serum profiles against Plasmodium falciparum antigen repertoires People living in endemic malaria areas develop, with time, a form of immunity infection and clinical disease. Currently there are no assays or clinical parameters that predict whether an exposed person is protected against malaria. This represents a major obstacle for vaccine development. Here research institutions and industrial partners, combining cutting edge expertise join their efforts with the aim unravel correlates of protection against human malaria. Estimated EU contribution: 1.95 million Co-ordinator: Prof. Andrea Crisanti, University of Perugia, Italy, Partners from: UK (Microtest Matrices Ltd and London School of Hygiene andTropical Medicine), France (Protein'eXpert), Uganda (Med Biotech Laboratories) FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP

24 Examples of funded IAPPs Economics: CEI-EGE China's Electricity Industry: Efficiency, And The Environment The electricity industry in China has to meet three challenges: to supply growing economy with sufficient power, to make power plants more efficient, reduce the health-damaging impact of its coal-fired power plants. Understanding extent and the nature of these challenges is of major concern for decision- both in the public and private sectors in China and Europe. The proposed will aim at providing policy makers and industrialists with a comprehensive detailed economic and technical assessment of the capability of China's industry to meet environmental demand for its sustainable development Estimated EU contribution: 0.67 million Co-ordinator: Prof. Eric Girardin, Université de la Méditerranée, France, Partners from: UK (Brunel University); Switzerland (SwissElectricity) FP7 – Marie Curie - IAPP

25 International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) FP7 – People – Marie Curie EU Member or Associated State nationals only 24 – 36 months in total (of which 12 – 24 months in third country followed by a mandatory reintegration phase in European host institutions) Individual applies with host Contract between EU host institution & Commission (for duration of fellowship) Initial TrainingLifelong TrainingIndustry-Academia International Specific Actions Marie Curie Networks (MCN) Individual f/shipIndustry academia pathways and partnerships Outgoing int. Research careers European re-int. Incoming int. Public awareness Co-financing Int. re-int. Excellence awds

26 International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) FP7 – People – Marie Curie Third Country nationals only Incoming phase (and possible reintegration phase for nationals from developing countries and emerging economies) 12 - 24 months [6 – 12 months for possible reintegration/return phase - typically half duration of incoming phase) Individual applies with host Contract - between EU host institution & Commission-incoming phase - between third country host & Commission- reintegration/return Initial TrainingLifelong TrainingIndustry-Academia International Specific Actions Marie Curie Networks (MCN) Individual f/shipIndustry academia pathways and partnerships Outgoing int. Research careers European re-int. Incoming int. Public awareness Co-financing Int. re-int. Excellence awds

27 International Re-integration Grants (IRG) FP7 – People – Marie Curie Integration into research career in Europe (after period of trans-national mobility outside EU >3yrs Contribute to development of lasting co-operation (with scientists from country which they have returned) The International Re-integration Grants Support a research project of 2- 4 years Contributes to the research costs but not researchers salary Researcher applies with host institution Host commits to researcher for at least 3 years Initial TrainingLifelong TrainingIndustry-Academia International Specific Actions Marie Curie Networks (MCN) Individual f/shipIndustry academia pathways and partnerships Outgoing int. Research careers European re-int. Incoming int. Public awareness Co-financing Int. re-int. Excellence awds

28 Specific Actions FP7 – People – Marie Curie Initial TrainingLifelong TrainingIndustry-Acad.International Specific Actions Marie Curie Networks (MCN) Individual f/shipIndustry academia pathways and partnerships Outgoing int. Research careers European re-int.Incoming int. Public awareness Co-financingInt. re-int. Excellence awards Enhancement of researchers careers and profession ERA-MORE Centres Follow-up work to European Charter and Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers Public awareness Researchers Night Excellence Awards Annual Public recognition of excellence achieved by researchers

29 What is IRSES? FP7 – Marie Curie - IRSES A new scheme aimed at Strengthening research partnerships through staff exchanges and networking activities Support to research organisations to establish or reinforce long-term research co-operation through a coordinated joint programme of exchange for researchers for short periods Encourages exchange of best practice

30 What is IRSES? Two-way staff secondments between institutions in EU/AC and eligible third countries At least two participants from two different MS/AC and one partner from an eligible third country Secondment between 0 – 12 months Project duration of 24 – 48 months Commission contribution: EUR 1800/researcher/month for EU/AC secondments FP7 – Marie Curie - IRSES

31 Who can participate in IRSES? Eligible staff include researchers, technical and management staff Eligible countries: EU Member States and Associated Countries Countries in the European Neighbourhood Policy: Armenia, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian-administered areas, Syrian Arab Rep., Tunisia, Ukraine Countries that have an S&T agreement with the EU: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Egypt, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States FP7 – Marie Curie - IRSES

32 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Evaluation of Marie-Curie

33 MCA – S&T Quality FP7 - Marie Curie - Evaluation Sub-criteria Objectives of research programme well specified/ multi-disciplinarity/ inter-sectoral/ emerging areas aspects clear High scientific quality Clear research methodology Original and innovative Timeliness and knowledge of state of the art

34 MCA – Training FP7 - Marie Curie - Evaluation Sub-criteria High quality training Precise description Potential for transfer of knowledge Important and timely training needs – including multi- disciplinarity/ inter-sectoral/ emerging areas

35 MCA – Researcher FP7 - Marie Curie - Evaluation Sub-criteria Researcher experience Results including patents/publications/teaching Independent thinking and leadership qualities Researcher potential Match between the fellows profile and research

36 MCA – Implementation FP7 - Marie Curie - Evaluation Sub-criteria Capacities/Quality/Experience of network/host Synergies/ Complementarities among partners Appropriateness of involvement of industry (ITN) Clear recruitment strategy (ITN) Quality of management Practical arrangements Clear plans for networking and dissemination Feasibility and credibility of project/work plan

37 MCA – Impact FP7 - Marie Curie - Evaluation Sub-criteria Does project offer career development opportunities? Provision for LT collaborations? Strategy for training beyond network members? Mutual recognition of training? (ITN) Role of visiting scientists clear? (ITN) Capacity to transfer knowledge? Added value at EU level?

38 Links UK National Contact Point for Marie Curie http://www.ukro.ac.uk/mariecurie CORDIS http://cordis.europa.eu/mariecurie-actions/ European Researchers Mobility Portal http://ec.europa.eu/eracareers/index_en.cfm Marie Curie Vacancies http://mc-opportunities.cordis.lu/ FP7 – People – Marie Curie

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