Marie Curie Actions: Opportunities for All Marie Curie Actions = People Programme 10/09/2012

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10/09/2012
Marie Curie Actions:
Opportunities for All
Dr. Jennifer Brennan
Marie Curie NCP
Marie Curie Actions = People Programme
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FP7 Overview (2007‐2013)
FP7 breakdown (€ million)
Cooperation :
Ideas : € 32 413
€ 7510
FP6 (2002‐2006)
Marie Curie Actions
€ 1580 million
Collaborative research
€1.2 billion available
until end 2013
Frontier Research
10 thematic areas
ERC
Marie Curie Actions
Research Capacity
People : € 4750
JRC : € 1751
Capacities : € 4097
Euratom : € 2751
Nuclear research
Marie Curie Actions, an Irish Success Story
€362 million
• Ireland’s “Take” from FP7 to‐date
€51 million
• Portion of this secured via Marie Curie (2nd‐Largest FP7 Income‐Stream)
€10 million
• MC Co‐funding secured to boost national R&D budgets
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• Irish Marie Curie Actions funded
• Irish Participants in Marie Curie IAPPs • Research Posts created in Academia and Industry by MC Funding
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What are the Marie Curie Actions? • Intellectual Capital
• Enter the Researcher Profession
• Stay in Europe
• Attracting international researchers
Training
Career
Marie Curie Actions
• Knowledge Transfer
Mobility
• International & Inter‐
Sectoral Cooperation
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“Bottom‐Up”
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Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Life Sciences
Economic Sciences
ICT and Engineering
Social Sciences & Humanities
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Applications are assessed in these 8 Panels
Call success is equalised across the Panels
Host‐Driven Actions (For Principal Investigators)
Shortname
Name
Summary
ITN
Initial Training Networks
An international network to train
research students
IAPP
Industry Academia Partnerships & Pathways
A joint research project with industry involving secondments of existing staff
IRSES
International Research Staff Exchange Scheme
A research partnership (with selected countries)* involving seconding or hosting of researchers
COFUND
Co‐funding of Regional, National and International Programmes
40% co‐funding to support a fellowships programme for post‐PhD researchers
NIGHT
Researchers’ Night
A Europe‐wide public and media event to publicise research careers
* Currently: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, New Zealand, Palestinian administrated areas, Rep. of Korea, Russia, South Africa, Syrian Arab Rep., Tunisia, Ukraine, USA.
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Individual Actions (For Experienced Researchers*)
Shortname
Name
Summary
IEF
Intra‐European Fellowships
A programme for researchers to move within Europe**
IIF
International Incoming Fellowships
A programme for researchers based outside Europe to spend time in Europe carrying out research
IOF
International Outgoing Fellowships
A programme for researchers based in Europe to spend time outside Europe carrying out research
CIG
Career Integration Grants
A programme to help researchers to
establish themselves in Europe
* A PhD or a Degree plus at least four years of full‐time equivalent research experience **Europe = Member States plus associated countries e.g. Switzerland, Israel
Eligible Host Organisations
National Organisations
• e.g. Universities, Research Centres
Commercial Enterprises
• e.g. Multi‐nationals, esp. SMEs
Non‐Profits / Charities
• e.g. NGOs, Trusts
International European Interest Organisations
• e.g. CERN, EMBL
European Commission JRC
International Organisations
• The Joint Research Centre
• e.g. WHO, UNESCO
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Mobility Rule
In general, at the relevant deadline,* participating researchers must not have resided or had their main activity in the country of the host organisation for > 12 months in the last 3 years
* For host‐driven actions, the deadline is the date when the researcher is recruited into the project. For individual actions, the deadline is the closing date for submission of proposals.
What does the EU funding cover?*
• Living Allowance
• Students
• Experienced Researchers
• More Experienced Researchers
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Mobility Allowance
Research/Training/Networking Costs
Management Costs
Overheads
* For some actions, a single flat‐rate contribution applies.
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Evaluation Process
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~ 3 months
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• Eligibility Check
• Remote Evaluation*
• Consensus Meetings
• Selection of Proposals
• Results Announcement (includes Feedback)
* Evaluated by at least 3 international experts
“Charter & Code”
•40 principles
•Charter: framework for career management for researchers
•Code: promotes open and transparent recruitment and appraisal
•Embedded in Evaluation Criteria for all MC Actions
•Added to the “Rules” for Horizon 2020
http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/index
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Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
• “Next‐step” ‐ encourage mainstreaming of C&C in research entities’ policies
• 5‐Step Procedure
• Results in Commission acknowledgment (permission to use HR Excellence logo)
• Irish HEIs taking part to‐date are UCD, RCSI, UCC, UL, DCU and WIT
• Working with the Commission to earn the logo
Host – Driven Actions
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ITN: Initial Training Networks
Quality of Doctoral Training
•Research Training Programme for Doctoral Students
• Improve career prospects
• Broad range of research and transferable skills
• Mobility (international and inter‐
sectoral) •Promote industry‐academia collaboration in PhD training
Multi‐ITN
• Large consortium
• 10 to 15 partners (Full and Associated)
• Public and Private Sectors
• Success Rates ~ 10%
IDP (revised in 2012) • Previously “mono‐
partner‐ITN”
• One Full Partner plus Associated partners
• Structured Doctoral Programme, e.g. GREP
Multi‐
Partner ITN (ITN)
European Industrial Doctorates (EID)
Innovative Doctoral Programmes (IDP)
EID (new in 2012!)
• Two partners
• One academic, one commercial
• PhD students spend at least 50% of time in commercial sector
• 17% success rate in 2012
ITN Call:
3 types of ITN
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“DREAM” – Multi‐ITN
• “Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets”
• Funded in 2010
• 7 Full Partners in 7 Countries, plus Associated Partners in public and private sector
• Recruiting and training 14 doctoral students for 3 years
• Budget M€3.72 over 4 years
Facts and Figures
2013 ITN Call Deadline: Nov 2012 (t.b.c.)
Budget M€452 (M€30 for EID)
Project Duration up to 4 years
Typical Project Budget
M€3 – 5 (M€1 for EID) 10
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IAPP: Industry‐
Academia Partnerships and Pathways
• Enhancing Industry‐
Academia Collaboration • Exchange of knowledge via exchange of people
• Building diverse research careers
• Opportunity for North‐
South Collaboration
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Commercial Partner in one MS/AC
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Commercial Partner in another MS/AC
InterTradeIreland Europe Board
• Joint Research Project plus training activities
• Compulsory Inter‐Sectoral
Secondment of Existing Staff
• Includes Management & Technical Staff, research students and Post‐
PhD researchers (from postdoc to professor level)
Optional: Additional Participants
• Optional Recruitment of post‐PhD Researchers
• Ireland’s average success rate 53%
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“MedCast”
• Aim: “Development of foundry casting methods for cost‐
effective manufacture of medical implants”
• Funding: 1.5 M€ for 4 years
• Partners: 2 partners in 2 countries (one MNC, one academic)
“TFE – Task Furniture in Education”
• Aim: Creating innovative design solutions for learning environments
• Funding: 0.48 M€ over 4 years
• Partners: 6 partners from 4 countries
• 3 commercial partners and 3 academic institutions
• Coordinated by NCAD
www.tferesearch.com
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Facts and Figures
Next Deadline January 2013 (t.b.c.)
Budget 80 M€
Project Duration 3 – 4 years
Typical Project Budget 0.5 – 2 M€
IRSES ‐ International Research Staff Exchange Scheme
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To strengthen research partnerships between Europe and countries that have or will have an S&T agreement with Europe*
Staff exchanges and networking activities
PHANTASY “Photonic Applications of Nanoparticle Assemblies and Systems”
• Tyndall award in 2011 IRSES Call
• Dr Maria Bardosova
• Partners in the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia and Japan
Next Call: January 2013
Budget M€30
(Project Budgets vary €16k to €3.5M!)
* See slide 9 for a current list of eligible countries
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NIGHT – Researchers Night
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A European‐wide public and media event to promote research careers
4th Friday of September each year
Full or part‐funding available
Sea2Sky
NUI Galway and Marine Institute award in 2011 NIGHT Call
• Theme is the natural physical world from the marine, through the atmosphere to space. • Scientifically themed theatre and other artistic events
Next Call: January 2013
Budget M€4
(Typical Project Budget €40 – 200K )
COFUND – Co‐funding of Regional, National and International Programmes
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Increasing the mobility options for post‐PhD researchers
Participants are any bodies that can manage a programme for Experienced Researchers
Research funders
International Organisations e.g. CERN
Research‐Performing Organisations, i.e., Universities, Research Centres/Schools within Universities (many Spanish and Italian co‐funded projects run by individual centres within Universities)
Receive 40% co‐funding for the programme
Award
Holder
Programme
IRCSET
INSPIRE, ELEVATE (new)
HRB
HRB/Marie Curie post‐doctoral mobility fellowship scheme RCSI The NBIPI career enhancement mobility programme
IRCHSS
CARA
SFI
SIRG
Next Call: December 2012
Budget M€115
(Up to M€10 per award)
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Individual Actions
Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
IEF
Intra‐European “Research 18% Fellowships for Career
success rate Career Development” (2011)
Development
IIF
International Incoming Fellowships*
“From the World to Europe”
14% success rate (2011)
IOF
International Outgoing
Fellowships**
“From Europe to the World”
19% success rate (2011)
* Can include a 12‐month reintegration if you reintegrate back into an International Cooperation Partner Country
** Includes a mandatory 12‐month reintegration
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Eligible Researcher
applies with
Eligible Host Organisation
Who is an IxF award suitable for?
• Experienced Researchers
• Have a PhD or equivalent • More Experienced Researchers
• Researchers with > 10 years research experience
Remember the Mobility Rule!
Prof. Gary Stutte
Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow
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PhD in Plant Physiology from University of California‐Davis
Faculty Member at University of Maryland
Moved to Kennedy Space Centre in 1992 to work on NASA Life Science Support Contract
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PI on plant research projects
Conducted spaceflight experiments on‐board Space Shuttle and International Space Station
Started a collaboration with LIT in 2002
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Facts and Figures
Next Deadline 16th August 2012
Budgets IEF: 120 M€
IIF: 40 M€
IOF: 40 M€
Project Duration IEF: up to 24 months
IIF: 24 to 36 months
IOF: 24 to 36 months*
Budget ~€100k p.a.
* Includes a mandatory 12‐month reintegration
CIG: Career Integration Grants*
Encouraging Researchers to establish themselves in Europe
•Attracting and retaining the best talents in Europe
•Improving their prospects for long‐
term integration in Europe
•Counteracting “brain drain”
* Amalgamation of previous ERG and IRG programmes
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Eligible Researcher
Eligible Host Organisation
applies with
Who is a CIG award suitable for?
• The awardee must have an employment contract to cover at least the duration of the award, therefore the award is suitable for:
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Experienced and More Experienced Researchers New Academic Staff
• Success rate ~30%
Remember the Mobility Rule!
Facts and Figures
Next Deadline 18th September 2012
Budget 40 M€
Project Duration up to 4 years (typically 2 to 4 years)
Contribution to Budget of €25k per annum
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Horizon 2020 –
Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions
Marie Curie Actions in Horizon 2020: 1
• Excellent Science
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• Industrial Leadership
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• Societal Challenges
Marie Curie Actions in the « Excellent Science » Priority
Main objective ‐ to ensure optimum development and dynamic use of Europe’s intellectual capital in order to generate new skills and innovation
Marie Curie Actions = excellent researchers’ training, mobility and career development
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Action 1
Doctoral
Researchers
ITN
Research networks supporting
doctoral training
IEF
IOF
Action 2
Experienced
Researchers
IIF
Support for experienced
researchers undertaking mobility
CIG
IAPP
IRSES
COFUND
Action 3
Exchange
of Staff
International and inter-sector cooperation
through the exchange of research and
innovation staff
Action 4
COFUND
Co-funding of regional, national and
international programmes covering actions
1, 2 and 3
How the MC Office can help
• Keeping you informed
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Email Distribution List
New website
Marie Curie Office Ireland on Linkedin
• Supporting your application
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Training Webinars for specific Calls
Advice on whether your concept ‘fits’ the Call
www.iua.ie
[email protected]
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‘One‐stop‐shop’ centralised support on issues related to mobility
For ALL researchers
Linked to central EU EURAXESS Site
Advertise job opportunities (linked to Nature Jobs)
Listing of Marie Curie and ERC positions
www.euraxess.eu
www.euraxess.ie
Q&A
[email protected]
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What does the EU funding cover? For ITN, IAPP, IxF (IEF, IIF, IOF):
Personnel Costs
Additional Costs – varies by Action
• Living Allowance*
For Example:
•Research/Training/Networking Costs
•Overheads – Students (Early‐Stage) €38k p.a.
– Experienced Researchers €58k p.a.
– Researchers with > 10 years experience €87.5k p.a.
• Mobility & Travel Allowance*
– €700 per month or
– €1000 per month
– ~ 10% of direct costs
•Management Costs
– ~ 10% of total
•Small equipment expenses for SMEs – Max. 10% of total contribution to SME
*Correction Coefficients apply; IE = 109.1; is taxable and includes employer’s social costs (PRSI, pension contribution)
What does the EU funding cover?
For CIG, COFUND, IRSES: Flat Rates apply
• CIG
– €25,000 per annum
• IRSES
– €1900 per researcher, per month
• COFUND
– 40% of the cost of the programme
For NIGHT: Coordination and Support Action
• Up to 100% of Direct Costs, plus 20% Indirect Costs
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Marie Curie Calls 2012 Work Programme
Action
Call ID
Opening Date
Closing Date
IxF Individual Fellowships FP7‐PEOPLE‐2012‐IEF/IIF/IOF
13 March 2012
16 August 2012
CIG Career Integration Grants 2nd deadline
FP7‐PEOPLE‐2012‐CIG
20 October 2011
18 September 2012
Marie Curie Calls 2013 Work Programme (t.b.c.)
Action
Call ID
Opening Date
Closing Date
ITN Initial Training Networks
FP7‐PEOPLE‐2013‐ITN
13 July 2012
22 November 2012
COFUND Co‐funding of Regional, National & International Programmes
FP7‐PEOPLE‐2013 ‐
COFUND
13 July 2012
05 December 2012
IAPP Industry –Academia Partnerships and Pathways
FP7‐PEOPLE‐2013‐IAPP
02 October 2012
15 January 2013
Last Calls for MC Actions in FP7!!
Calls are published on the Participant Portal
www.fp7ireland.com
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Suggestions for Finding a Partner(s)
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• Existing Contacts
• Cross‐Border: • InterTradeIreland Europe Board
• Cordis Partners Service
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