What are the Marie Curie Actions? - National University of Ireland

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Marie Curie
Individual Fellowships
Dr. Jennifer Brennan
Marie Curie NCP and
National Delegate
Marie Curie Actions = People Programme
9% of FP7 Budget is for Marie Curie Actions:
€0.98 billion allocated for 2013 Calls - €240 million left to spend
FINAL CALLS OF FP7
Marie Curie Actions, an Irish Success Story
€438 million
• Ireland’s “Take” from FP7 to-date
€66 million
• Portion of this secured via Marie Curie
(2nd-Largest FP7 Income-Stream)
€16 million
• MC Co-funding secured to boost national
R&D budgets
269
55
800
Data as of September 2012
• Irish Marie Curie Actions funded
• Irish Participants in Marie Curie IAPPs
• Research Posts created in Academia and
Industry by MC Funding
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 & InterSectoral Cooperation
“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
Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
IEF
Intra-European “Researcher moving
Fellowships for from Europe* to
Career
NUIG”
Development
18% success
rate (2011)
IOF
International
Outgoing
Fellowships
“Researcher moving
from NUIG to
outside Europe, and
back again”
19% success
rate (2011)
IIF
International
Incoming
Fellowships
“Researcher moving
from outside Europe
to NUIG”
14% success
rate (2011)
• IEF and IOF are about Career Development
• IIF is about Transfer of Knowledge
* The Member States and Associated countries (e.g. Switzerland, Israel, Norway)
What does the EU funding cover?
“Full-cost” fellowships
• Living Allowance (salary)
• Mobility Allowance (salary)
• Research/Training Costs
• Overheads Contribution
• Total: €86,000 or €115,000 p.a., depending on
researcher’s level of experience
• Pre-tax salary ~€57,000 or ~€85,000 p.a.
Facts and Figures
Next Deadline:
14th August 2013
IEF: 134 M€
IIF: 44.5 M€
IOF: 44.5 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
2012 Call Stats – all Europe
Fellowship Type
IEF
IIF
IOF
Average cut-off score
(differs for each panel)
89.4
90.4
91.1
# applications evaluated
3734
1462
962
#of fellowships funded
~600
~190
~150
Irish Performance - 2012 Call
A - FUNDED
13.9%
Evaluated
14
13.8%
8
15.4%
11.8%
58
4
2
17
IEF
101
IIF
26
IOF
IxF
Panel Performance (IE) - 2012 Call
30
8%
IxF Funded
2
IxF Evaluated
25
17%
20
3
6%
1
8%
15
20%
1
26
2
10
18
16
5
0
CAR Career Restart Panel
CHE Chemistry
ECO Economic Sciences
ENG ICT and Engineering
ENV Earth & Environmental Sciences
LIF Life Sciences
MAT Mathematics
PHY Physics
SOC Social Sciences & Humanities
100%
10
2
0
2
0
CAR
CHE
ECO
IEF: 710 SOC proposals
13
0
Irish proposals ranked
#3 and #5 in all Europe
0
5
0
ENG
ENV
LIF
MAT
PHY
SOC
HEI Performance - 2012 Call
40
9%
35
3
IxF Funded
IxF Evaluated
30
25
17%
20
3
15
10
7%
23%
1
3
40%
0
14
5
0
8
0
1
0
1
0
1
18
13
2
5
34
0
1
25%
100%
1
1
1
4
NUIG Performance - 2012 Call
Fellowship Type
# Evaluated
# Funded
Success Rate
Intra-European (IEF)
10
1
10%
International Incoming (IIF)
2
0
0%
International Outgoing (IOF)
2
0
0%
ALL (IxF)
14
1
7%
How to apply for a Fellowship
Eligible
Researcher
applies with
Eligible Host
Organisation(s)
Application is prepared jointly by the Researcher and the “Scientist-in-Charge”
(person in the host organisation that the researcher will work with if funded)
Who is an eligible researcher?
Age Limit
• None
Required Experience
• Experienced Researcher: PhD or 4 years’ full-time equivalent
research experience (after obtaining a degree permitting the
researcher to begin studying for a doctorate)
• Also open to More Experienced Researchers (with > 10 years
experience after the degree permitting doctoral studies)
Mobility Rule
• At the Call deadline, the applicant must not have resided or had their
main activity in the country of the host organisation for > 12 months
in the last 3 years
• Can apply with current host organisation as long as Mobility Rule is
satisfied
Intra-European Fellowships
Nationality
• No nationality requirements
Mobility
• Researchers must move from one Member State
or Associated Country (MS/AC) to another
• Mobility Rule applies
Project Duration
• 12 to 24 months
Dr. Elena Martines
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow
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A native of Sicily
PhD from University of Glasgow, 2005
Studied and worked in France,
Sweden, Spain and Italy
Moved to UCD in 2009, then
successfully applied for a Marie Curie
Intra-European Fellowship in 2010
IEF: Career Restart Option
Conditions
• Applicant must not have been active in research for at
least 12 months immediately prior to the Call deadline.
• Evaluated in a separate Career Restart Panel (CAR)
Mobility
• Mobility Rule is relaxed: At the Call deadline, the
applicant must not have resided or had their main activity in
the country of the host organisation for > 3 years in the last
5 years
Project Duration
• 12 to 24 months
International Incoming Fellowships
Nationality
• No nationality requirements
Mobility
• Researchers must move from outside Europe (Other Third
Country or OTC) to a MS/AC
• Mobility Rule applies
Project Duration
• 12 to 24 months
• Can add an extra 12 months reintegration to an International
Cooperation Partner Country e.g. Brazil, South Africa,
Armenia, Cuba,……………
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
Moved to LIT on Marie Curie IIF awarded in
2010
International Outgoing Fellowships
Eligible
Researcher
applies with
Eligible Host
Organisation in a
MS/AC
(e.g. Ireland)
Eligible Host
Organisation in
an Other Third
Country
(e.g. Japan)
• Employed by the Irish organisation for the fellowship duration
• Seconded to the Japanese organisation for the “outgoing phase”
(between 12 and 24 months)
• Return to the Irish organisation for a mandatory 12-month “return phase”
• If application is funded, the two organisations sign a Partnership
Agreement
International Outgoing Fellowships
Nationality
• Must be nationals of a Member State/Associated Country OR
• Nationals from an OTC (Other Third Country) who have been
active in a MS/AC for at least 5 years before the Call deadline
Mobility
• Researchers must move from a MS/AC to a country outside
Europe (Other Third Country , OTC)
• Mobility Rule applies
Project Duration
• 12 to 24 months outgoing phase in an OTC
• Plus a mandatory 12-month return phase to a MS/AC
Dr. Gillian Hendy
Marie Curie International
Outgoing Fellow
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PhD in Electrochemistry from NUIM
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Project Engineer Analog Devices
Awarded Marie Curie IOF in 2010
2 years in MIT working with Robert Langer
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IRCSET Scholarship
Pat Hume Fellowship
Endeavor Fellowship to research in Australia
Forbes Magazine top 25 most influential
people in the world in biotechnology
Returning to NUIM for reintegration year
What’s in the
proposal?
Proposal Content
B1
• Research and Technological Quality (8 pages)
B2
• IEF and IOF: Training (2 pages)
• IIF: Transfer of Knowledge
B3
• Researcher (7 pages)
• Including CV and list of achievements
B4
•Implementation (6 pages)
B5
• Impact (4 pages)
B6
• Ethics Issues (No page limit)
Evaluation Criteria
Criterion
Threshold
(Marks out of 5)
Weighting
Priority
(ex-aequo)
4
25
1
3 (IEF and IOF)
n/a (IIF)
15
2
3
25
3
Impact
3.5
20
4
Implementation*
n/a
15
5
Researcher
IEF and IOF: Training
IIF: Transfer of Knowledge
S&T Quality
Overall threshold of 70%
* For IOF, split where appropriate between outgoing and return host
Why should I be
interested in Marie
Curie Fellowships?
Do you want to attract leading researchers to your group/center/school?
• IIF (researchers from outside Europe)
• IEF (researchers from Europe)
Do you want to attract high-quality up-and-coming researchers?
• IEF (researchers from Europe)
• IIF (researchers from outside Europe)
Do you want to build links with research groups in Europe?
• “Place” one of their researchers in your group using an Intra-European Fellowship
Do you want to build links with research groups outside Europe?
• “Place” one of your researchers in their group using an International Outgoing Fellowship
• Added bonus of built-in “reintegration year” – they will come back to UCD
Do you want to “up-skill” potential ERC awardeees?
• “Place” them in leading research groups outside Europe
• Start working on their ERC Starter Grant when they return to NUIG for their “reintegration year”
A Strategic Approach to Marie Curie Fellowships
Head-Hunt
• Put out a “call” for suitably qualified candidates
• Can use EURAXESS Jobs
• Tell your international colleagues / tell people during your conference presentations
Think Carefully
• Only high quality researchers are funded (success rates < 15%)
• Applicants need excellent track record commensurate with their research area and level of experience
• Critically evaluate the track record of potential applicants before deciding to support them
Don’t underestimate…….
• …..the amount of work required by you
• Application is jointly prepared by applicant and “scientist in charge”
Take all the help that is offered
• By NUIG Research Office
• By your NCP
What help is on offer?
NUIG
NCP
• Help with application admin forms
• Info on NUIG, Research Ethics
• Proposal Review
• Training Webinar (July 2013)
• Advice
Tips for a good proposal
• S&T section is not the most important part
– Need to score well in all sections
• For IEF/IOF, need a training plan tailored to the individual
– Linked to short and long term career goals
– Good balance of advanced research skills and transferable skills
• Need to know relevant EU policies
– Listed at EURAXESS Rights
http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/index
• Want to know more?
– Recorded webinar from 2012 Call available at http://www.iua.ie/irishmarie-curie-office/events-training/
– Webinar for 2013 call will be in July 2013.
CIG: Career Integration Grants*
Encouraging Researchers to
establish themselves in Europe
• Attracting and retaining the best
talents in Europe
• Improving their prospects for longterm integration in Europe
• Counteracting “brain drain”
* Amalgamation of previous ERG and IRG programmes
Eligible
Researcher
applies with
Eligible Host
Organisation
Who is a CIG award suitable for?
• The awardee must have an employment contract to cover at least the duration of the
award.
• CIG award is €25,000 p.a. on a co-financing basis => the awardee must have “own
funding” from another source
• New Academic Staff (salary counts as “own funding”)
• Contract Research Staff (need guaranteed source of external or internal funding for the
duration of the award.
• Success rate ~30%
Mobility Rule Applies!
Facts and Figures
Next Deadline:
18th September 2013
Budget 20 M€
Project Duration:
up to 4 years
(Typically 2 to 4 years)
Contribution to Budget
of €25k per annum
Horizon 2020 –
Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions
Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020:
1
• Excellent Science
2
• Industrial Leadership
3
• 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
ITN
IEF
IOF
IIF
Action 1
“Innovative
Training
Networks”
Action 2
“Individual
Fellowships”
Research networks supporting
doctoral training
Support for experienced
researchers undertaking mobility
CIG
IAPP
IRSES
COFUND
Action 3
“R&I Staff
Exchange”
Action 4
“COFUND”
International and inter-sector cooperation
through the exchange of research and
innovation staff
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
Dedicated website
Marie Curie Office Ireland on Linkedin
www.iua.ie/mariecurie
[email protected]
• Supporting your application
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Training Webinars for specific Calls
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CIG Webinar recording at http://www.iua.ie/marie-curie-careerintegration-grants-webinar/
Individual Fellowships: recorded webinar from 2012 Call
available at http://www.iua.ie/irish-marie-curie-office/eventstraining/. Webinar for 2013 call will be in June 2013.
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www.euraxess.eu
‘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
Hosting Agreement:
Fast-track
immigration
procedure for nonEU researchers
www.euraxess.ie
Thank
You!
[email protected]
What does the EU funding cover?
Experienced
Researcher (p.a.)
More Experienced
Researcher (p.a.)
€58,000
€87,500
€8,400 or €12,000
€8,400 or €12,000
Research/Training Costs
(€800 per month to the host organisation)
€9,600
€9,600
Overheads Contribution*
(€700 per month to the host organisation)
€8,400
€8,400
€84,400 or €88,000
€110,900 or €114,500
Living Allowance*, &
Mobility Allowance*,$
(€700 or €1000 per month for those with family)
TOTAL
*Correction Coefficients apply; IE = 109.1
& Is taxable and includes employer’s social costs (PRSI, pension contribution)
$ May also be taxable (and in that case, includes employer’s PRSI)
Final Calls of FP7
www.fp7ireland.com
http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/
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