|Marie Curie Individual Fellowships|
The European Commission has published the next call of Intra-European Fellowships, International Incoming Fellowships and International Outgoing Fellowships
Marie Curie Actions
Publication: The European Commission has published Calls for proposals under the 2011 work programme ‘People’ of the 7th EC Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities in the Official Journal of the European Union OJ C074 of 13 March 2012
About: All Marie Curie actions have a bottom-up approach, i.e. research fields are chosen freely by the applicants. All domains of research and technological development addressed under the EC Treaty are eligible for funding (except areas of research covered by the EURATOM Treaty)
Deadline to submit proposals: August 16th, 2012 at 5PM.
Eligibility of Researchers:
This action is to suport the career development, or restart, of experienced researchers for a period of 12 to 24 months. Applicants can be of any nationality. They must demonstrate mobility from a Member State or Associated country to another Member State of Associated country, and must comply with the mobility rule
Definition of experienced researchers: "At the time of the relevant deadline for submission, experienced researchers must be either in possession of a Ph.D. or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience after they had formally obtained the degree that entitles them to embark on a doctorate"
--Intra-European Fellowships (IEF):
This action is to support the career development, or restart, of experienced researchers for a period of 12 to 24 months. Applicants can be of any nationality. They must demonstrate mobility from a Member State or Associated country to another Member State or Associated country, and must comply with the rule for mobility at the deadline for submission of proposals.
Indicative budget: EUR 109.85 million of the 2011 budget
-International Incoming Fellowships (IIF):
This action aims to reinforce the scientific excellence of the Member States and the Associated countries through knowledge sharing with incoming top-class researchers active in a third country to work on research projects in Europe, with the view to developing mutually beneficial research co-operation between Europe and a third country. Applicants can be of any nationality
The action provides financial support to individual research projects presented by the incoming experienced researchers in liaison with a legal entity ('host organisation') in a Member State or an Associated country for a total duration of between 12 to 24 months, as well as possibly a 'return host organisation' for the duration of one year if the researcher was active in an International Cooperation Partner Country before the incoming phase.
Indicative budget: EUR 40.00 million of the 2011 budget
-International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF):
This action aims to reinforce the international dimension of the career of European researchers by giving them the opportunity to be trained and acquire new knowledge in a high-level organisation active in research, established in a third country for a period of 12 to 24 months. Subsequently, these researchers will return with the acquired knowledge and experience to an organisation in a Member State or Associated country in a return phase of 1 year.
It is mandatory for the project to include a coherent research programme for the total duration of the contract, of which an initial outgoing phase, of between one and two years, is to be spent in a distinct legal entity in a third country (partner organisation) and a mandatory re/integration phase of one year within the contracting organisation (return host organisation) in a Member State or Associated country. The reintegration phase will normally commence directly after the outgoing phase.
Researchers shall be considered eligible under this action if they are nationals of a Member State or Associated country, and fulfill the requirements for being qualified experienced researchers, at the time of the relevant deadline for submission of proposals. As the action is directed at life-long training and career development, it is however expected that the researchers will typically have a more senior profile in terms of experience
Indicative budget: EUR 40.00 million of the 2012 budget
Financial support for training and career development of researchers
The financial contribution of the Community to the indirect actions takes in general the form of grants covering up to 100% of the budget of the indirect action. The yearly reference rates for monthly living allowances under employment contracts vary between 58500 €/year for Experienced researchers (<10 years experience) and 87500 €/year for experienced researchers (>10 years experience). The rates for living allowance are corrected by coefficient index. The rates for individual countries are obtained by applying to these rates the correction factors for cost of living