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For an easy-to-read introduction to FP7 in 21 languages, see the brochure, "FP7 - tomorrow's answers
start today", on Understanding the Seventh Framework Programme


FP7 was the European Union's Research and Innovation
funding programme for 2007-2013.
The current programme is Horizon 2020
but there are many projects funded under FP7 which are still running.

Frequently Asked Questions about FP7

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Q: How can I get funding for my PhD studies?
A: There are no individual schemes for early stage researchers. Early stage training (for researchers with less than four years of full time research experience) is available within the Marie Curie host-driven schemes. For these schemes, organisations (research groups in universities, industry, research centres or any organisation active in research) apply to the REA under the 7th Framework Programme and propose to host a number of young researchers within a research area. After selection by the REA, successful organisations advertise positions for researchers both on the EURAXESS and by their usual method of advertising and recruit fellows. Researchers apply directly to the selected host organisations. These organisations take responsibility for the evaluation and selection of fellows according to rules set by the Commission. Therefore it is possible to get funding for a young researcher in the phase of preparing a PHD, but the duration of the appointment at the host institutions is limited to 3 years.

You can search for the projects/vacancies which have already been selected for EU funding at the web site below.

For further information please see :  Funding opportunity search tool 

Category : Marie Curie Actions (FP7) ( ITN (Initial Training Networks) ) , Researcher Mobility ( ITN (Initial Training Networks) ) , ITN (Initial Training Networks) ( Eligible researchers ) , FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) ( Marie Curie Actions )


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