The European Commission has published the next call of the Marie Curie International Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)
Publication: The European Commission has published a call Call for proposals under the 2010 work programme ‘People’ of the 7th 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
The Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme is an action that aims to strengthen research partnerships through staff exchanges and networking activities between European research organisations and research organisations from countries with which the European Union has an S&T agreement or is in the process of negotiating one, and countries covered by the European Neighbourhood policy. Compared to individual Marie Curie Actions, that provide mobility possibilities to individual researchers, this action will provide support to research organisations to establish or reinforce long-term research cooperation through a coordinated joint programme of exchange of researchers for short periods.
Participants eligibility: This action addresses partnership composed of at least two independent "research organisations" established in at least two different Member States or Associated countries, and one or more "research organisations" either located in countries with which the Community has an S&T agreement or are in the process of negotiations, or in countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy.
Countries with EU International agreements on Science and Technology:
Algeria*, Argentina*, Australia, Brazil*, Canada, China*, Chile*, Egypt*, India*,
Japan, Jordan*, Rep. of Korea, Mexico*, Morocco,* New Zealand, Russia*, South
Africa*, Tunisia*, Ukraine*, United States.
Countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP):
- Eastern Partnership Countries: Armenia*, Azerbaijan*, Belarus*, Georgia*,
- Mediterranean Partnership Countries (MPC) that are not associated countries:
Algeria*, Egypt*, Jordan*, Lebanon*, Libya*, Morocco*, Palestinianadministrated
areas*, Syrian Arab Rep.*, Tunisia
* International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) eligible for funding in IRSES
Eligible programmes and eligible staff: Participants will submit to the Commission multi-annual proposals for joint programmes for short exchanges of research staff. Technical and management staff may however, also participate in the exchanges.
Financial support will be provided for a period of 24 to 48 months, to joint programmes aiming at trans-national mobility of researchers, technical and management staff. For organisations in Member States and Associated countries, the mobility must be towards the third country partners, and vice-versa. The duration of exchanges for each researcher or technical/management staff will be for a maximum of 12 months
Community Contribution: The EC contribution is EUR 30 million of the 2011 budget. It is not mentioned but budget proposals may range between 0.5-1 M€.
The fixed Community contribution is 1900 EUR per exchanged staff member per month. This
amount should cover the cost of travel and subsistence of the exchanged staff.
Deadline to submit proposals:17th March 2011