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Claire Chaussade

I had a short break in my career to give birth to my son and this prestigious fellowship greatly facilitated resuming my research career and achieving an appropriate work/life balance.


Dessislava Nikolova

The Marie Curie Actions Intra-European Fellowship gave me the opportunity to gain a truly interdisciplinary, pure research experience in theoretical nanoscience.


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.


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.


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.


The ultimate robot comes to life

Getting robots to think and see like humans has been a daunting task for scientists and developers. Now, new technology is helping to achieve this with numerous applications for industry and services.


Tackling food quality and safety genetically

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


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.


Let the children roam free

German scientist, Michaela Schedel, believes that her findings could change our understanding of childhood asthma and lead to new treatments for the potentially fatal condition.


Federico Davila

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


Reaching for the stars

The Intra European Fellowship HIGHZLENS project aimed at studying the formation and evolution of 'high redshift galaxies through gravitational telescopes'.


Radiography of the Past

The Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways project RADIO-PAST, studies “non-destructive” approaches to complex archaeological sites.


Xavier Nicol

The Marie Curie grant gave me the opportunity to develop my own research project with a large degree of autonomy.


Keira Melican

The Marie Curie Actions Intra - European Fellowship was on top of my priority list of fellowships due to its prestige, attractive mobility allowances as well as the networking and support benefits it proposes.


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.


Jeremy Sejberg

The Marie Curie fellowship gave me the chance to work on an exciting research project with potential applications in the treatment of allergic disorders. As an added bonus, this would also bring me closer to my girlfriend who lives in London.


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.


Armando Arias Esteban

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


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.


Daniela Cota

The Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant represents a prestigious type of funding and it undoubtedly helped in further supporting the evolution of my career from post-doctoral scientist to independent principal investigator and research team leader.


Getting rid of weeds: flies or pesticides?

Peter Tóth aimed at "understanding the broomrapes' language" and finding out how they involuntarily communicate with their natural enemy, the Phytomyza Orobanchia flies.


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.


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.


Xu Dong

As my objective was mainly to collaborate with Europes most outstanding experts, the prestigious Marie Curie grant was a precious opportunity for me.


Felix Rico

During my Marie Curie grant, I learnt new techniques and methods, I got involved in interesting side projects establishing new collaborators, and importantly I increased my publication record.

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