The European Commission has published the FP7-PEOPLE-2011 Marie-Curie Career Integration Grants.
Publication: The European Commission has published Calls for proposals under the 2011 work programme ‘People’ of the Seventh EC Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities in the Official Journal of the European Union (2010/C 283/07) (OJ Reference)
Introduction and objective of the action
This action is a successor to the previous Reintegration Grants (RG). Its objective is to reinforce the European Research Area by encouraging researchers to establish themselves in a Member State or in an associated country, for example after a period of mobility. The action is intended to improve considerably the prospects for the permanent integration of researchers who are taking up, for the first time, a stable post in Europe.
This action should also allow the transfer of knowledge they have acquired prior to the CIG,
as well as to the development of lasting co-operation with the scientific and/or industrial environment of the country from which they have moved. This action has a particular
emphasis on countering European 'brain drain' to other third countries
Which research topics are supported?
There are no predefined priority areas. Research fields are chosen freely by the applicants and all domains of research and technological development addressed under the Treaty on he Functioning of the European Union are eligible for funding.
Projects and participants:This action consists of financial support for between 24 and 48months (full time equivalent) for professional career integration projects in a host organisation in a Member State or associated country. The financial support aims at providing to the researcher the best possible conditions for establishing her/him in a stable research career
Eligible researchers: Researchers must be experienced researchers at the relevant deadline
for submission of proposals. A researcher who has benefited or is benefiting from a
reintegration or career integration grant is ineligible for funding under this call.
Experienced researchers (with at least 4 years full-time postgraduate research experience or a doctoral degree) of any nationality who, at the time of the relevant deadline for submission of proposals, have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference deadline (short stays, as holidays, are not taken into account).
Rules of mobility and nationality: Applicants can be of any nationality and must be hosted by an organisation located in a Member State or in an
associated country. The researcher must comply with the rule for mobility.
European Union Contribution: The grant can cover a period of 2 up to 4 years. It corresponds to a flat rate contribution of 25 000 EUR per
researcher and per year
Deadline to submit proposals:
Continuous submission with 'cut-off dates' for evaluation of proposals
received until then on 8 March 2011 and 6 September 2011