conferences and courses are effective ways of learning, exchanging
information and planning future projects. Marie Curie funding is available
to help universities, research centres and businesses in the EU or
Associated States organise conferences and training courses and to
allow early-stage and more experienced researchers to take part.
The research organisation submits a proposal to the
Commission to fund either a series of events or a large conference.
The Commission then selects the most relevant proposals and signs
a contract with the organisers.
In the case of series of events, support is given
towards the organisational costs and the participation of early-stage
researchers (in the first four years of their career) and experienced
researchers (with up to ten years' experience) of all nationalities.
This includes European researchers working outside the EU or Associated
In the case of large conferences, support is
provided by the Commission to allow early-stage and experienced
researchers to take part. All nationalities are eligible, except
for events outside the EU or Associated States. In this case, only
EU and candidate country researchers are eligible.
- The last call
for proposals has been published on 18 January 2006. It is
an open call with closure date on 17 May 2006 at 17.00 (Brussels
- A detailed explanation of Marie Curie Conference
and Training Courses is provided in the following Handbook
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- Individual researchers are invited to visit
Curie Funding Opportunities Search Tool" on CORDIS website
for information and funding opportunities for attending conferences
and training courses funded by this scheme.
- Additional information on the progress of
calls and the status of proposal evaluation, as well as guidance
on how to apply and manage your project can be found at the new
Curie information service on CORDIS
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