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  1. Take part in the second edition of the MSCA prizes!
    Take part in the second edition of the MSCA prizes!

    On 18 November 2014, the MSCA will organise the second Awards Ceremony of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Prizes, which will take place at the Italian EU Presidency conference Empowering the Next Generation of Researchers in Trento .

    Publication date 18-07-2014
  2. Take part in the Science 2.0 consultation
    Take part in the Science 2.0 consultation

    ‘Science 2.0’ describes the on-going evolution in the modus operandi of doing research and organising science. These changes in the dynamics of science and research are enabled by digital technologies and driven by the globalisation of the scientific community, as well as the need to address the Grand Challenges of our times.

    Publication date 14-07-2014
  3. The Research Executive Agency (REA) signed the first Grant Agreement of the Horizon 2020 programme
    The Research Executive Agency (REA) signed the first Grant Agreement of the Horizon 2020 programme

    REA signed the first Grant Agreement of the Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions last Tuesday 1 July with the DREAMS project, part of the European Researchers' Night.

    Publication date 07-07-2014
  4. Marie (Skłodowska-) Curie Fellowship linked to ERC success
    Marie (Skłodowska-) Curie Fellowship linked to ERC success

    Marie (Skłodowska-)Curie fellows enjoy greater success in obtaining grants from the European Research Council (ERC) than their peers, according to a report.

    Publication date 14-05-2014
  5. MSCA Website Update
    MSCA Website Update

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    Publication date 17-01-2014
  6. Physics Nobel Prizes theories backed by MCA fellows in 2012
    Physics Nobel Prizes theories backed by MCA fellows in 2012

    This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has been jointly awarded to the Belgian physicist François Englert and British physicist Peter W. Higgs. They received the prize ‘for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles’. A group of Marie Curie fellows was part of the team presenting, back in 2012, evidence on these scientists’ theories, who 50 years ago predicted the existence of a particle that holds the Universe together.

    Publication date 23-10-2013
  7. Mimicking real-world atmospheric conditions to advance our understanding of climate science
    Mimicking real-world atmospheric conditions to advance our understanding of climate science

    A team of researchers involving Marie Curie Fellows have been investigating the effects of atmospheric vapors on climate. Their work, published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific journals) puts us one step closer to understanding one of the enigmas in climate science. The research focused on particle formation from organic molecules and contributes to our fundamental understanding of atmospheric vapors. Indeed, the phenomenon of particle formation (which can result from the use of aerosols) is believed to have a role on climate change.

    Publication date 22-10-2013
  8. 50th European Industrial Doctorate Grant Signed Today
    50th European Industrial Doctorate Grant Signed Today

    The European Commission awards its 50th European Industrial Doctorate (EID) research grant today. The €1.5 million grant is for research into new antibodies that will destroy a tumour's blood vessels and eradicate the tumour.

    Publication date 20-08-2013
  9. A Marie Curie Fellow treats stroke patients with video games
    A Marie Curie Fellow treats stroke patients with video games

    A Marie Curie Fellow, Dr Debbie Rand came up with an original way for reeducating patients following a stroke. She found out that patients were much more likely to make significant progress during their reeducation if they played video games than traditional reeducation.

    Publication date 02-07-2013
  10. A vaccine to combat avian disease
    A vaccine to combat avian disease

    Scientists are paving the way for a vaccine to combat a devastating avian disease, through a research project co-funded by Marie Curie Actions.

    Publication date 14-06-2013
  11. Join the Google Hangout on Brain  research on 4 June 4-5 pm
    Join the Google Hangout on Brain research on 4 June 4-5 pm

    As a wrap up of the month of the brain campaign, the European Commission is organising a Google Hangout today from 4 to 5 pm Brussels time.

    Publication date 04-06-2013
  12. Woman Innovator Prize
    Woman Innovator Prize

    The European Commission is launching the second edition of the Woman Innovator Prize. Applications are open until 15 October 2013.

    Publication date 29-05-2013
  13. Understanding what makes cells die or survive through their level of oxygen
    Understanding what makes cells die or survive through their level of oxygen

    Current treatments for stroke, for example, are limited by our lack of understanding of how neuronal injury develops within the brain and why neurons survive or die after a stroke. This is also why we still don't have a cure for most fatal and progressive neurodegenerative disorders.

    Publication date 16-05-2013
  14. Paving the way for thought-controlled prostheses
    Paving the way for thought-controlled prostheses

    Understanding how the brain processes new skills and actions can help to improve learning and aid research into neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. An EU-funded project has collected new data on the development of neural mechanisms of action learning and habit formation and addiction through the manipulation of the brain’s molecular networks. This could lead to breakthroughs in thought-controlled prostheses.

    Publication date 08-05-2013
  15. Former Marie Curie Fellow commercialises an electronic nose to detect cancer
    Former Marie Curie Fellow commercialises an electronic nose to detect cancer

    Hossam Haick, a former Marie Curie Fellow and now ERC grantee, has developed an "electronic nose" to detect cancer by analysing patients ' breath. Knowing that dogs have the capacity to identify some cancer types, he decided to develop an electronic nose (this solution being more hygienic and hospital friendly)…

    Publication date 30-04-2013
  16. EU funding for research and education – inspiring science today and in the future
    EU funding for research and education – inspiring science today and in the future

    Today (15 April) Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), meeting CERN scientists and a Swiss delegation.

    Publication date 15-04-2013
  17. Commissioner Vassiliou to meet Marie Curie scientists at CERN
    Commissioner Vassiliou to meet Marie Curie scientists at CERN

    Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 15 April to meet scientists and researchers supported with funding from the EU Marie Curie Actions.

    Publication date 12-04-2013
  18. Reviewing the procedures for issuing short-stay visas
    Reviewing the procedures for issuing short-stay visas

    The Commission is reviewing the procedures for issuing short-stay visas (less than 3 months) and would like to hear the ideas of the National Contact Points. The idea is to modernise the policy and give an input via the public consultation.

    Publication date 11-04-2013
  19. Exhaled breath carries a "breathprint" unique to each individual
    Exhaled breath carries a "breathprint" unique to each individual

    Stable breathprints unique to each person may have diagnostic applications. This is according to an article published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by a research team supported by a Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant.

    Publication date 11-04-2013
  20. Scientists Identify Why Some Fathers Are Left Holding the Baby
    Scientists Identify Why Some Fathers Are Left Holding the Baby

    A study carried out by one of our Marie Curie fellows, Andras Liker, has helped shed light on why shorebirds reverse the roles of the sexes, with males carrying out the parental duties. The story has been featured in Nature Communications and the BBC.

    Publication date 14-03-2013
  21. Marie Curie fellow identifies molecular system for treating Alzheimer's disease
    Marie Curie fellow identifies molecular system for treating Alzheimer's disease

    Scientists from the University of Southampton in the UK have identified the molecular system that could help develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease. This research, funded by a Marie Curie fellowship from the European Union and a pilot research grant from Alzheimer's Research UK, reveals the molecular system that contributes to the harmful inflammatory reaction in the brain during neurodegenerative diseases.

    Publication date 06-03-2013
  22. When natural sciences meet technology: a Marie Curie funded project develops a navigation tool inspired by locusts
    When natural sciences meet technology: a Marie Curie funded project develops a navigation tool inspired by locusts

    Did you know that locusts use a very complex visual system to move around? Indeed, those small insects have a distinctive way of processing information through electrical and chemical signals, giving them an extremely fast and accurate warning system for impending collisions.

    Publication date 28-02-2013
  23. Marie Curie 2012 Prize Winner Strikes Again
    Marie Curie 2012 Prize Winner Strikes Again

    Marie Curie "Promising Research Talent" Prize Winner 2012, Gkikas Magiorkinis, recently published an article in the high profile publication PLoS Computational Biology, describing how the Hepatitis C Virus spreads in a population. This ground breaking research was also reported on by the BBC. Knowing the main source of the virus transmission can help diagnosing the disease at an early stage, and increase the efficiency of the therapies.

    Publication date 01-02-2013
  24. Photosynthesis - IOF Fellow discovers different patterns of plant veins
    Photosynthesis - IOF Fellow discovers different patterns of plant veins

    Biologists at Brown University have discovered a large group or "family" of grasses that have evolved to develop a more efficient means of photosynthesis than other species. This scientific research is supported by a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship.

    Publication date 01-02-2013
  25. MCA on Facebook
    MCA on Facebook

    The Marie Curie Actions now on facebook! Since 1st of February, the Marie Curie Actions will be on facebook to get across with young researchers and students and to further spread out the Marie Curie brand.

    Publication date 31-01-2013
  26. Experts for Horizon 2020 Advisory Groups: Call for expressions of interest
    Experts for Horizon 2020 Advisory Groups: Call for expressions of interest

    The European Commission is widening its search for experts from all fields to participate in shaping the agenda of Horizon 2020, the European Union's future funding programme for research and innovation.

    Publication date 24-01-2013
  27. Your eye can see cause and effect without working it out
    Your eye can see cause and effect without working it out

    A former Marie Curie Fellow, Rolfs Martin, has just demonstrated that our visual brain is capable of judging the causality of events rapidly and automatically without using its cognitive functionalities.

    Publication date 16-01-2013
  28. Marie Curie project discovers that closest sun-like star may have a habitable planet
    Marie Curie project discovers that closest sun-like star may have a habitable planet

    One of the closest and most similar stars to the sun was discovered by an international team of astronomers at Hertfordshire University, together with colleagues from Chile, the USA, and Australia.

    Publication date 21-12-2012
  29. ASEAN-EU Year of Science, Technology and Innovation 2012
    ASEAN-EU Year of Science, Technology and Innovation 2012

    The closing conference of the 'ASEAN-EU Year of Science, Technology and Innovation 2012' took place in Brussels on 12 December.

    Publication date 20-12-2012
  30. Marie Curie COFUND – reaching further: Bridging the gap between European, regional, national and international fellowship programmes
    Marie Curie COFUND – reaching further: Bridging the gap between European, regional, national and international fellowship programmes

    NEWFELPRO, the 100th COFUND Fellowship Programme goes to CROATIA! – Congratulations!

    Publication date 20-12-2012
  31. Marie Curie Fellows prove that cheese existed 7000 years ago
    Marie Curie Fellows prove that cheese existed 7000 years ago

    Researchers within the ITN project LecHE have discovered that prehistoric humans already produced cheese 7000 years ago. Researchers analysed some fatty acid deposits from unglazed pottery pierced with small holes, excavated from archaeological sites in Poland.

    Publication date 17-12-2012
  32. Marie Curie funded project to take part to the International Space Mission next year
    Marie Curie funded project to take part to the International Space Mission next year

    International Space Station (ISS) astronauts will try to improve the process by which a 'clover like' naturally occurring bacteria fertilises plants on the basis of the new scientific knowledge generated by an EU-funded project. The research is expected to lead to a reduction in the use of synthetic fertilizers. The space mission is planned for next year.

    Publication date 04-12-2012
  33. Former Marie Curie Fellow receives LEONARDO UGIS award for a young researcher/communicator
    Former Marie Curie Fellow receives LEONARDO UGIS award for a young researcher/communicator

    Dr. Silvia Giordani received the LEONARDO UGIS award for a young researcher/communicator on 03 December 2012!

    Publication date 03-12-2012
  34. And the Winner Is...
    And the Winner Is...

    Congratulations to Dr. Claire M. Belcher, Dr. Sarit Sivan, and Gkikas Magiorkinis, MD, PhD, Path – the three winners of the Marie Curie Prize 2012!

    Publication date 05-11-2012
  35. Marie Curie researcher develops cheaper and more sensitive HIV detection test
    Marie Curie researcher develops cheaper and more sensitive HIV detection test

    One Marie Curie Fellow, Dr Roberto de la Rica from Imperial College London (UK), assisting Professor Molly Stevens, successfully tested a pioneering HIV detection technique that is ten times more sensitive than any identification method used to date. The new methodology, which also offers a much simpler and cheaper naked eye based read-out could be commercialised in the near future and would allow much earlier diagnosis of the disease. The results of the project are published today in Nature Nanotechnology.

    Publication date 28-10-2012
  36. Marie Curie support actions: Record 1 million Europeans attended the Researchers' Night
    Marie Curie support actions: Record 1 million Europeans attended the Researchers' Night

    1 million people participated in the experiments, interactive science shows, visits to laboratories, demos and other "edutainment" activities organised the 28 September in 32 EU and associated countries and more than 350 cities all over Europe.

    Publication date 26-10-2012
  37. Does your language influence your perceptions of gender?
    Does your language influence your perceptions of gender?

    How language influences our perceptions of gender – and vice versa

    Publication date 24-10-2012
  38. Apply now for Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG)
    Apply now for Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG)

    Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG) support researchers of any nationality with at least 4 years research experience or a doctoral degree.

    Publication date 18-10-2012
  39. Study Choice Platform for PhD Programmes
    Study Choice Platform for PhD Programmes

    Find and compare PhDs, DBAs, professional doctorates and other Doctoral degrees at graduate schools, universities and research institutes across Europe.

    Publication date 15-10-2012
  40. Good news if you have love handles
    Good news if you have love handles

    A Marie Curie Fellow Linda Lynch discovered a new specific type of immune cells (the "iNKT cells") that may play a key role in the fight against cancer and obesity. The ally, found in our 'love handles', is a type of anti-tumour immune cell which protects against obesity and the metabolic syndrome that leads to diabetes.

    Publication date 08-10-2012
  41. Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Applications Break a Record
    Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Applications Break a Record

    The 2012 call for the Marie Curie Actions (MCA) individual fellowships is now closed. The Research Executive Agency (REA) in charge of implementing the MCA reports that interest in individual fellowships has risen significantly.

    Publication date 20-08-2012
  42. New participant portal FP7
    New participant portal FP7

     

     

    Publication date 24-07-2012
  43. Researchers supported by Marie Curie Actions fellowships in team behind Higgs boson 'God particle' discovery
    Researchers supported by Marie Curie Actions fellowships in team behind Higgs boson 'God particle' discovery

    30 scientists supported by the European Union's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for research training and mobility were involved in the discovery of the Higgs Boson or so-called 'God Particle'.

    Publication date 18-07-2012
  44. Former Marie Curie Fellow receives l'Oréal-UNESCO prize
    Former Marie Curie Fellow receives l'Oréal-UNESCO prize

    Dr Silvia Giordani, a former Marie Curie fellow, received the prestigious 2012 L'Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland Fellowship For Women In Science (FWIS).

    Publication date 18-07-2012
  45. Success of the Marie Curie Actions ESOF 2012 Conference
    Success of the Marie Curie Actions ESOF 2012 Conference

    The Marie Curie Actions  organised a satellite event on the margin of the ESOF 2012 Conference in Dublin.  The event gathered some 300 current and former Marie Curie Fellows who had the opportunity to network with each other and to develop some "soft skills" useful for their career development such as patenting and how to write successful grant proposals.

    Publication date 18-07-2012
  46. Increased sensitivity for better detection
    Increased sensitivity for better detection

    Scientists supported by Marie Curie Actions fellowships have made a technological breakthrough with its development of an ultra-sensitive test with the capacity to detect signs of a cancer or other disease in its earliest stages. Teams from Imperial College London (United Kingdom) and the University of Vigo (Spain) participated on the project.

    Publication date 17-07-2012
  47. Marie Curie Actions fellowships Work programme 2013 adopted
    Marie Curie Actions fellowships Work programme 2013 adopted

    European Commission approved Marie Curie Actions fellowships work programme 2013. More than 963 million of euros will support research training and mobility.

    Publication date 17-07-2012
  48. Spot the difference?
    Spot the difference?

    Super-cool brown dwarf helps distinguish dwarfs and giant planets: an international team of EU-funded astronomers has just discovered a brown dwarf that is more than 99% hydrogen and helium. With a temperature of just 400 degrees Celsius, its discovery could be crucial to helping astronomers distinguish between brown dwarfs and giant planets.

    Publication date 05-07-2012
  49. Marie Curie Actions fellowships back project probing early settlement in Europe
    Marie Curie Actions fellowships back project probing early settlement in Europe

    Marie Curie Actions fellowships back the project probing early settlement in Europe, which seeks to optimise the skills of a new generation of researchers.

    Publication date 29-06-2012
  50. Call for Nominations Marie Curie Prize - Marie Curie Actions fellowships
    Call for Nominations Marie Curie Prize - Marie Curie Actions fellowships

    The Marie Curie Actions fellowships invite their current and former fellows to participate in Marie Curie Prize 2012 contest. The competition will be held in three distinct categories: Communicating Science; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Promising Research Talent.

    Publication date 28-06-2012
  51. Marie Curie Actions COFUND Fellowship programme honoured by Irish President
    Marie Curie Actions COFUND Fellowship programme honoured by Irish President

    The president of Ireland, Michael D Higgins has presented an award to Martin Hynes "For his leadership of the INSPIRE project on ‘International Mobility Fellowships in Science Engineering and Technology’ ". Martin Hynes was ranked 1st in the Marie Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes area.

    Publication date 12-06-2012
  52. Marie Curie Fellow highlights brain's flexibility
    Marie Curie Fellow highlights brain's flexibility

    Study highlights brain’s flexibility, gives hope for natural-feeling neuroprosthetics

    Publication date 28-05-2012
  53. Stress code in the spotlight
    Stress code in the spotlight

    Researchers supported by Marie Curie Actions at the University of Leicester have identified a specific protein generated by the brain in response to stress. Their findings could help boost our understanding of stress-related psychiatric diseases in people.

    Publication date 24-05-2012
  54. 'Slum tourism' research project, supported by Marie Curie Actions fellowships, launched at University of Leicester
    'Slum tourism' research project, supported by Marie Curie Actions fellowships, launched at University of Leicester

    New European Union-funded project investigates contentious pastime. The study is to investigate whether the growing phenomenon of slum tourism is merely a cynical form of entertainment for the rich - or whether it can help to tackle global inequalities and injustices.

    Publication date 23-05-2012
  55. Analysis of Stone Age remains shows that farming moved north across the continent
    Analysis of Stone Age remains shows that farming moved north across the continent

    An analysis of 5,000-year-old DNA taken from the Stone Age remains of four humans excavated in Sweden is helping researchers understand how agriculture spread throughout Europe long ago. According to Pontus Skoglund from Uppsala University in Sweden and colleagues, the practice of farming appears to have moved with migrants from southern to northern Europe.

    Publication date 02-05-2012
  56. Irish Minister for Research praises EU support
    Irish Minister for Research praises EU support

    Ireland's Minister for Research and Innovation Séan Sherlock has highlighted the importance of the Marie Curie Actions COFUND scheme, an EU fellowships programme intended to support national, regional and international research programmes.

    Publication date 26-04-2012
  57. Piecing together a genetic puzzle
    Piecing together a genetic puzzle

    European team of scientists supported by Marie Curie Actions has discovered how cells accurately inherit information that is not contained in their genes

    Publication date 05-04-2012
  58. T-ray scanners to challenge X-ray market in 4 years
    T-ray scanners to challenge X-ray market in 4 years

    A group of researchers supported by an EU grant for industry-academy partnerships is working on the development of "T-rays scanners" as a safer alternative to the existing X-ray-based technologies that are used, for instance, at regular airport security controls.

    Publication date 02-04-2012
  59. Scientists supported by Marie Curie Actions to Investigate the Transatlantic Slave Trade
    Scientists supported by Marie Curie Actions to Investigate the Transatlantic Slave Trade

    A new research network is bringing together geneticists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists to investigate the history of the transatlantic slave trade, when between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, 12,5 million Africans were taken from their homelands.

    Publication date 10-12-2011
  60. Scientists supported by Marie Curie Actions uncover gene that causes spread of skin cancer
    Scientists supported by Marie Curie Actions uncover gene that causes spread of skin cancer

    A new study has pinpointed the specific gene that must be present before malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, can spread.

    Publication date 01-11-2011
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