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Raelize du Plooy

When I applied to a Marie Curie programme, I did not have the faintest idea of the fantastic experience I would have for the next three years!


Tackling food quality and safety genetically

An international EU-funded partnership is leading the way in food quality and safety.


Claudia Almeida Gomes

I applied for a MCA long-term fellowship to complement an EMBO fellowship, which allowed me publish in a high impact journal.


Federico Davila

Today, this grant has already taught me many things, not only related to science, but also to people and culture.


Esmeralda Valiente

The Marie Curie Actions fellowship provided me with a unique opportunity to develop my skills as a molecular microbiologist, especially due to the application of modern genetic approaches.


Olga Martins de Brito

I decided to apply for a Marie Curie fellowship because they are very prestigious and I knew they would give me the possibility to carry on my own research project independently.


Tiago Brandao Rodrigues

When I started to prepare my Marie Curie fellowship application, I felt it could represent a unique opportunity, not only for the development of my scientific career but also for my life in general.


Thinking big: Czech success story

SoMoPro is a COFUND Marie Curie project, a regional grant programme backed by European funding set up to attract skilled researchers to the South Moravian Region.


Aksam Merched

My Marie Curie fellowship helped me acquire technical skills for my projects and obtain the required accreditation for professorship in France. It is a rewarding process which has strengthened my career with a strong international networking, exposure and skills development.


Romain Koszul

I realized that a Marie Curie grant would provide my projects with substantial momentum given the large flexibility the funding allows in using the money.


Luca Acquarelli

The Marie Curie fellowship is an important opportunity to develop my research on visual studies and on semiotic-social meanings of images: modernity and advertising poster in Paris at the beginning of 20th century.


John Armitage

The Marie Curie fellowship gave me a real chance to learn new scientific techniques, in my case, running fluid dynamic experiments. The benefits of the grant are simply that I am now working in a new country with new people and new challenges.


Veronique Van Elewyck

After a two-year post-doctoral training period in Mexico, the Marie Curie fellowship represented the best option to reintegrate in the European research environment within optimal working conditions.


Wireless healthcare

Phenomenal growth of digital wireless and mobile communications systems has opened up a myriad of new applications and possibilities. Wireless...


John Greenwood

Applying for my own research funding was an important step for my research career. Having completed one postdoctoral position already, I needed to be able to demonstrate my potential to attract research funding. The Marie Curie fellowship was an excellent opportunity to do this and they substantially increased the likelihood of both future funding and a permanent research position down the line.


The second mobile revolution

New antenna technology will make mobile wireless communication better and faster, opening up more location-based applications. Advertising, emergency services and many more areas stand to benefit.


Salvatore Tringali

I am living a dream that comes true again every single day.


Vanessa Sancho-Shimizu

My time as a Marie Curie fellow has been a highlight of my post-doctoral experience. The fellowship has lived up to its reputation and my greatest expectations.


Elke Binder

The prestigious Marie Curie grant allows me to learn new techniques and will add valuable publications to my CV. I am confident that my improved professional profile will open new opportunities in the competitive scientific job market.


More sugar, less cancer

Milo Malanga is helping to pioneer a new treatment that could lead to a breakthrough in the fight against brain cancer.


Karin Edvardsson Bjornberg

The Marie Curie Actions grant helped me enter more deeply into the philosophical research areas that I have specialized in and gave me the opportunity to form new research collaboration


Armando Arias Esteban

The huge prestige of Marie Curie Actions across Europe and excellent economic conditions motivated my application.


Caterina Minelli

During my Marie Curie fellowship I learnt how new technologies can impact upon our everyday life through innovation, for example in the treatment and cure of cancer.


Isabel Krug

Thanks to the wide range of resources available – both from the Marie Curie fellowship and the institution – and the breadth of interests represented by my supervisors, I knew I would be guided into a successful career as independent investigator.


Vincenzo Giannini

Studying physics and work on science is my biggest childhood dream. The Marie Curie Actions represent one of the best opportunities I had to make it come true.

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