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Funding for individual researchers
The Marie Curie Actions offer numerous opportunities to individual researchers to participate in a research team in another country. Funding is available for researchers to move both within Europe and internationally. And, in an effort to enhance networking between researchers, the EU provides funding for researchers coming from third countries to train in Europe. Three types of so-called 'Individual-Driven Actions' are available to researchers of all ages with at least four years' experience or with a doctorate degree.

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships These fellowships are open to EU and Associated State researchers of all ages with at least four years' professional experience or a doctorate degree. The purpose is to give them the financial means to undertake advanced training through research or to acquire complementary skills at a European organisation most suited to their professional needs. This will give researchers the final boost they need to reach professional independence. Before applying for funding, researchers must find a research team in an EU or Associated State willing to take them on for a one- to two-year stay.

The applicant applies to the Commission jointly with the host institution. The Commission selects the most suitable applicants and signs a contract with the host. The individual researcher then signs a contract with the institution.

  • The last call for proposals has been published on 20 July 2005. It is an open call with closure date on 19 January 2006 at 17.00 (Brussels local time). - CLOSED -
  • A detailed explanation of Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships is provided in the following Handbook (PDF document - 435 Kb)
  • 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 Marie Curie information service on CORDIS
  • Frequently Asked Questions PDF document 59 Kb

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Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowships

Incoming International Fellowships target experiMarie Curie Incoming International Fellowshipsenced researchers from outside the EU and Associated States who want to move to Europe to take part in research training. Again, fellows must have at least four years' experience and must agree a work programme with a research organisation in an EU or candidate country before applying.

The applicant applies to the Commission jointly with the host institution. Again, the Commission selects the most suitable applicant and signs a contract with the host. The fellow agrees and signs a contract with the host organisation for a stay of between one and two years.

In the case of incoming international fellowships, there is a possibility of a reintegration phase for researchers from developing countries and emerging and transition economies.

  • The last call for proposals has been published on 20 July 2005. It is an open call with closure date on 18 January 2006 at 17.00 (Brussels local time). - CLOSED -
  • A detailed explanation of Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowships is provided in the following Handbook (PDF document - 457 Kb)
  • 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 Marie Curie information service on CORDIS
  • Frequently Asked Questions PDF document 71 Kb

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Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowships

Marie Curie Outgoing International FellowshipsOutgoing International Fellowship allow experienced researchers from EU or Associated States to broaden their international research experience by spending time at a research centre outside the EU and Associated States for periods of between one and three years, including a compulsory return phase.

Before applying for this fellowship, potential applicants must find suitable host organisations in a third country, for the so-called 'outgoing phase', and in an EU or Associated State, for the 'return phase'.

Applicants submit a proposal to the Commission together with their two host organisations. The Commission selects the most appropriate candidates and signs a contract with the fellow's host return organisation. The fellow then signs a contract with this organisation and is seconded to the host institution in the third country for the duration of the outgoing phase. Typically two-thirds of the fellowship will be spent in a third country and the remainder in an EU or Associated State.

  • The last call for proposals has been published on 20 July 2005. It is an open call with closure date on 18 January 2006 at 17.00 (Brussels local time). - CLOSED -
  • A detailed explanation of Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowships is provided in the following Handbook (PDF document - 451 Kb)
  • 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 Marie Curie information service on CORDIS
  • Frequently Asked Questions PDF document 63 Kb

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last update: 20-01-2006