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.

Keira's research will further our understanding of a bacterium that can cause meningitis (a bacterial infection of the brain). The Marie Curie Actions finance hundreds of projects on public health issues.

The prestige of Marie Curie fellowships and the autonomy given to researchers both underpin their success. The grants cover conference costs and their travel expenses, enabling fellows to attend key conferences and interact with their peers.