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Career Integration Grants (CIG) - Marie Curie Actions

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Are you an experienced researcher having worked in academic jobs? Would you like to conduct your research in Europe?  The CIG scheme offers career prospects to established researchers of any nationality looking for research funding opportunities and eager to move to a new institution. 

Who can apply?

CIG applicants must be experienced researchers from any country in the world, with at least 4 years’ full-time research experience or a doctoral degree. You must have been actively engaged in research, but you cannot have carried out your work in the country of your host organisation for more than twelve months over the last three years. Finally, you must have never in the past benefitted from a European or an International Reintegration Grant (ERG or IRG) nor from a Career Integration Grant.

Which topics can be funded?

CIG proposals are welcomed from all areas of scientific and technological research. But there is one exception: research areas covered by the EURATOM Treaty cannot be funded.

What does the funding cover?

The career integration grant is a flat-rate contribution towards your research costs. These may, for example, include the salary costs of the researcher or other staff employed for the project, travel costs, consumables, patent costs and publication costs. The grant will cover a period of 2 to 4 years and must be used within this period. If your grant application is successful, the European Commission will establish a grant agreement with your host organisation in Europe. The host will then provide you with an employment contract (if one does not already exist), on the basis of which it is expected to pay your salary and ensure your integration for at least the duration of the grant. Your host organisation must be a university, a research centre or an enterprise in an EU Member State or Associated Country.

Who decides?

CIG proposals are selected in an open competition. Selection is through transparent, independent peer review, based on excellence using a series of pre-determined criteria.

How do we apply?

Proposals are submitted in reply to a call for proposals. Calls can be found and proposals submitted through the Participant portal. You can find a list of open Marie Curie Actions calls and useful advice under "Apply now" section of this website.

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How to apply
Participant Portal – check Marie Curie Actions calls & submit your proposal (electronic submission service).

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