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Q: How can I get funding for my PhD studies?
A: There are no individual schemes for early stage researchers and they cannot apply directly to the Research Executive Agency (REA). 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 : FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) ( Marie Curie Actions ) , Researcher Mobility ( ITN (Initial Training Networks) ) , Marie Curie Actions ( ITN (Initial Training Networks) ) , ITN (Initial Training Networks) ( Eligible researchers )