Marie Curie Individual Actions in FP7 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Marie Curie Individual Actions in FP7 PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 162a6a-ZDc1Z



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Marie Curie Individual Actions in FP7

Description:

third country researcher having resided in Europe for a long time ... have not spent more than 12 months in a MS/AC within the last 3 years ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:25
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 63
Provided by: drda83
Category:
Tags: actions | curie | does | fp7 | how | individual | last | long | marie | patent

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Marie Curie Individual Actions in FP7


1
Marie Curie Individual Actions in FP7 Workshop at
University of Limerick, 25 June 2007 Dr. Dagmar
M. Meyer Marie Curie National Contact Point
Monday, June 25, 2007
www.iua.ie
2
Outline of the workshop
  • Part 1
  • Policy background key objectives
  • General principles and basic definitions
  • Description of the schemes and eligibility
    criteria
  • Financial aspects
  • Essential and useful links and addresses
  • Support structures for mobile researchers
  • Part 2
  • Proposal preparation - first steps
  • Submission and evaluation process
  • Structure of the proposal and evaluation criteria
  • Hints for a successful proposal

3
Policy background
  • Human resources a key element of the Lisbon
    Agenda aimed at making Europe the most dynamic
    knowledge based economy in the world, with more
    and better jobs and greater social cohesion
  • Need for more and better trained researchers in
    order to create a European Research Area

4
Key objectives of European initiatives
  • Increase attractiveness of research careers in
    Europe
  • encourage people to become/remain researchers
  • encourage people to conduct research in Europe
  • Create a European labour market for researchers
  • facilitate transnational and intersectoral
    mobility
  • create supportive framework conditions
  • provide appropriate training for sustainable
    careers
  • Complement and strengthen links to national
    systems

5
People Programme in FP7 (2007 2013)
  • FP7 overall budget 48bn
  • People (Marie Curie) Programme 4.727bn
  • 675m per year (in FP6 425m)
  • Irelands success in FP6 59m 30 of FP6
    total for a programme of 9 of total budget
  • NEW European Research Council 7.5bn

6
Overview of the Marie Curie Actions
Initial training of researchers Marie Curie
Initial Training Networks (ITN)
Life-long training and career development Marie
Curie Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) European
Reintegration Grants (ERG) Co-funding of
regional/national/international programmes
(COFUND)
Industry-academia pathways and partnerships MC
Industry-Academia Pathways and Partnerships
Scheme (IAPP)
International dimension MC International Outgoing
and Incoming Fellowships (IOF / IIF) MC
International Reintegration Grants
(IRG) International Cooperation Scheme
Specific actions MC Excellence Awards (AWARDS)
7
Budget breakdown for 2007
  • Calls on 2007 budget, total 440m

8
General principles
  • Focus is on the researcher and her/his career
    development
  • Open to all disciplines from Natural Sciences
    to Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Bottom-up no pre-defined topics or priority
    areas
  • Free choice of host institution from public or
    private sector (within certain limits)
  • No age limits what counts is level of
    experience
  • Provisions for appropriate work/life balance

9
Basic definitions host individual actions
  • Intra-European/International Fellowships and
    Reintegration Grants are individual actions
  • individual researcher applies jointly with host
    institution
  • duration at least 1 year for fellowships, 2 years
    for reintegration grants
  • fellowship/grant bound to individual (no
    replacement)
  • Other actions (e.g. Initial Training Networks)
    are host actions
  • consortium of various institutions applies for
    funding
  • successful institutions advertise positions and
    select fellows/researchers themselves

10
Basic definitions level of experience
  • Early-Stage Researchers (ESR)
  • 0 4 years of research experience (full-time
    equivalent) since degree qualifying them to
    embark on a doctorate
  • Experienced Researcher (ER)
  • either in possession of a doctoral degree, or
  • at least 4 years of research experience
    (full-time equivalent)
  • All Marie Curie Individual Actions are for
    Experienced Researchers only! Relevant date is
    deadline for submission of proposals.

11
Basic definitions MS/AC/TC
  • Member States (MS)
  • there are now 27 EU member states
  • Associated Countries (AC)
  • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Israel,
    Switzerland, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Serbia,
    Turkey, (Montenegro tentatively from mid July
    2007)
  • Third Countries (TC)
  • more than 140 International Cooperation Partner
    Countries (ICPC)
  • other Third Countries (OTC)

12
Basic definitions host institutions
  • Organisations that are actively involved in
    research and/or research training
  • Universities/Institutes of Technology
  • private and public research institutes
  • companies big and small
  • International Organisations (CERN, UNESCO, )
  • the European Commissions Joint Research Centre
  • NGOs
  • etc.

13
Basic definitions mobility requirements
  • Fellow has not been resident in the host country
    for more than 12 months within the last 3 years
  • Fellow does not have the nationality of the host
    country. Special rules in case of
  • dual citizenship
  • European researcher returning from a third
    country
  • third country researcher having resided in Europe
    for a long time
  • international organisations as host institutions

14
Individual Fellowships and Grants
  • Life-long Training and Career Development
  • Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development
    (IEF)
  • European Reintegration Grants (ERG)
  • International Dimension
  • International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF)
  • International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)
  • International Reintegration Grants (IRG)
  • Next deadline / cut-off date
  • Fellowships 14 August 2007
  • Reintegration Grants 17 October 2007

15
Intra-European Fellowships
  • For the career development and competence
    diversification of experienced researchers (with
    or without PhD, from post-doc to senior
    researcher)
  • Nationals of MS/AC or assimilated (i.e. third
    country researchers having been active in MS/AC
    for at least 3 out of the last 4 years)
  • Any topic, any host institution in a MS/AC (could
    be a company!)
  • Transnational mobility is a must
  • Duration 1 2 years

16
European Reintegration Grants
  • Following a Marie Curie fellowship of at least 18
    months duration (could be a host fellowship!)
  • Application at the latest 6 months after the end
  • For ERs from MS/AC or assimilated nationality
  • Support to the longer-term (re-)integration in
    any MS/AC institution different from the initial
    host, including in country of origin or country
    of Marie Curie Fellowship
  • contribution to the research and/or salary costs
    during 2 3 years (15,000/year)
  • host institution must provide adequate work
    contract for at least the duration of the project

17
International Outgoing Fellowships
  • To reinforce the international dimension of the
    career of experienced researchers who are
    nationals of a MS/AC
  • Two phases (fellowship covers both phases)
  • outgoing phase (1 2 years) for training and
    career development in any third country
    institution
  • mandatory return phase (1 year) in distinct legal
    entity in MS/AC for reintegration and knowledge
    transfer
  • Contract is with the return host (responsible for
    return of the fellow)
  • Mobility is a must

18
International Incoming Fellowships
  • To reinforce scientific excellence of MS/AC by
    attracting top-class experienced third country
    researchers (not assimilated to MS/AC nationals)
  • Enhance possibility for future collaborations
  • One or two phases
  • incoming phase (1 2 years) in any MS/AC
    (fellowship)
  • optional return phase (1 year) if researcher is
    from an ICPC country (15,000/year towards
    research costs)
  • Contracts with European and return host
  • Mobility is a must

19
International Reintegration Grants
  • For ERs from MS/AC who
  • have been active in a third country for at least
    3 years
  • have not spent more than 12 months in a MS/AC
    within the last 3 years
  • are not employed in research in MS/AC at the
    deadline for submission of proposals
  • Support to the longer-term (re-)integration in
    any MS/AC institution
  • contribution to the research and/or salary costs
    during 2 4 years (25,000/year)
  • host institution must commit itself to effective
    integration for at least the duration of the
    project

20
Work-life balance
  • Split stays are possible
  • should be integrated and justified in original
    work plan
  • Temporary suspension (for personal, family or
    professional reasons) can be requested later if
    unforeseen at time of grant agreement
  • always granted in case of maternity/parental
    leave (augmentation of Community contribution)
  • In principle, fellowships are on a full-time
    basis
  • exceptionally, part-time work and corresponding
    extension can be granted in case of personal or
    family reasons (total Community contribution will
    not be augmented)

21
Allowances to the researchers
  • Living allowance (including all mandatory
    deductions) basic rate submitted to
    country-specific correction coefficient (Ireland
    113.3)

Experience level Employment contract (/year) Stipend (/year)
ESR 33,800 16,900
ER with up to 10 years exp. 52,000 26,000
ER with gt10 years exp. 78,000 39,000
  • Mobility allowance (500/800 monthly, depending
    on family situation at deadline, only if
    transnationally mobile)
  • Travel allowance (250 - 2500, depending on
    distance)
  • Career exploratory allowance (2,000 once, only
    with fellowships)

22
Contribution managed by the host institution
  • Participation expenses of researchers managed
    by host institution to cover research and
    training activities of fellows (conference
    attendance, training actions, research costs,
    membership in professional associations, etc.)
  • 500 per fellow-months for non-laboratory based
    projects
  • 800 per fellow-months for laboratory based
    projects
  • does not apply to reintegration grants and return
    phase of IIF

23
Contributions to the host institutions
  • Management activities
  • max. 3 of total Community contribution
  • Overheads
  • 10 of direct costs except subcontracting

24
More information on the Marie Curie Actions
  • Official website of the FP7 People (Marie
    Curie) programme on CORDIS http//cordis.europa.e
    u/fp7/people/
  • information on calls, work programme, guide for
    applicants, etc.
  • Marie Curie FP6 website on EUROPA
    http//ec.europa.eu/research/fp6/mariecurie-action
    s/indexhtm_en.html
  • lots of background documents, case studies,
    interviews, ...

25
Opportunities from FP6
Many projects from FP6 are still running
Transfer of Knowledge, Early Stage Training,
Excellence Teams, For vacancies visit
http//mc-opportunities.cordis.lu
26
Key contacts
  • IUA Marie Curie Office National Contact Point
  • Dr. Dagmar Meyer (dagmar.meyer_at_iua.ie)
  • Dr. Conor OCarroll (conor.ocarroll_at_iua.ie)
  • mariecurie_at_iua.ie
  • 01 676 4948
  • Enterprise Ireland National Contact Point
  • Focus on Industry - Bill Kee
  • bill.kee_at_enterprise-ireland.com
  • 01 808 2277

27
Support structures for mobile researchers
  • European and National Researcher Mobility Portals
  • joint initiative of the European Commission and
    countries participating in FP7
  • lots of practical information on living and
    working in other European countries, but also
    information on training and jobs
  • a one-stop shop for mobile researchers and their
    families

28
(No Transcript)
29
(No Transcript)
30
(No Transcript)
31
Support structures for mobile researchers
  • ERA-MORE Network of Mobility Centres
  • European network of more than 200 centres in 32
    countries
  • help-desk and personalised assistance in all
    matters relating to professional and daily life,
    including information on legal issues, social
    security, health and taxes, everyday life as well
    as family support
  • service completely free of charge
  • available both to incoming and outgoing
    researchers

32
(No Transcript)
33
(No Transcript)
34
(No Transcript)
35
Links to the Mobility Portals
  • European Researcher Mobility Portal
  • http//europa.eu/eracareers/index_en.cfm
  • Irish Researcher Mobility Portal
  • http//www.researchcareersireland.com/

36
Proposal preparation first steps
  • Establish contacts with your chosen host
    institution / supervisor well ahead of time
    (financial support for preparatory meetings etc.
    available from Enterprise Ireland)
  • Jointly develop a realistic research and training
    / transfer of knowledge project
  • Arrange for up to three referees assessments
  • Download all the necessary documentation
  • Do your homework background reading! (Rules of
    the programme but also some policy background)

37
Submission procedure
  • Only electronic submission using EPSS (Electronic
    Proposal Submission Service)
  • Proposal has two parts
  • Part A administrative information about
    proposal, applicant and host institution
    (prepared forms)
  • Part B free text covering a number of predefined
    aspects of the project, limited number of pages
    (prescribed font size and margins), limited size
    of pdf-file
  • Deadline is STRICTLY enforced

38
Evaluation criteria basic principles
  • Evaluation according to criteria provided in the
    Guide for Applicants
  • Different criteria carry different weights
  • Thresholds for some evaluation criteria
  • Overall threshold is 70
  • All issues need to be addressed! Competition is
    fierce dont waste your chances.
  • Always keep in mind the objectives of the
    activity!

39
Evaluation process
  • All proposals undergo initial eligibility check
  • Evaluation by at least three experts from an
    international pool (not all experts are exactly
    from your field of speciality!!)
  • Proposals that miss a threshold are rejected
  • Remaining proposals are ranked within each panel
  • All applicants receive evaluation summary report
    (very useful for re-submission!!)
  • Distribution of funding to different panels in
    proportion to proposals submitted
  • Reserve lists in case of late withdrawal etc.

40
Indicative timetable for Individual Fellowships
Publication of call 28 February 2007
Submission deadline 14 August 2007
Evaluation of proposals 8 26 October 2007
Evaluation Summary Reports sent to proposal coordinators November 2007
Invitation for contract negotiations December 2007
Letter to unsuccessful candidates From December 2007
Signature of first contracts From February 2008
41
Indicative timetable for Reintegration Grants
Publication of call 22 December 2006 22 December 2006
Cut-off dates 25 April 2007 17 October 2007
Evaluation of proposals June 2007 November 2007
Evaluation Summary Reports sent to proposal coordinators June 2007 December 2007
Invitation for contract negotiations July 2007 January 2008
Letter to unsuccessful candidates July 2007 January 2008
Signature of first contracts From September 2007 From March 2008
42
Individual Fellowships Part B
  • Evaluation criteria and thresholds
    (overall threshold 70)

criterion weight threshold
S T Quality 25 3/5
Training (IEF/IOF) Transfer of Knowledge (IIF) 15 IEF/IOF 3/5 IIF none
Researcher 25 4/5
Implementation 15 none
Impact 20 none
43
Individual fellowships ST Quality
  • Scientific/technological quality, including any
    interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary aspects
    of the proposal
  • Research methodology
  • Originality and innovative nature of project, and
    relationship to the state of the art of
    research Timeliness and relevance of project
  • Host scientific expertise in the field
  • Quality of the group/supervisors
  • Weight 25, Threshold 3/5

44
Individual fellowships Training (IEF IOF)
  • Clarity and quality of the research training
    objectives for the researcher
  • Relevance and quality of additional scientific
    training offered, including acquisition of
    complementary skills
  • Host expertise in training experienced
    researchers in the field and capacity to provide
    mentoring / tutoring (for OIF outgoing and
    return host)
  • Weight 15, Threshold 3/5

45
Individual fellowships Transfer of Knowledge
(IIF)
  • Potential of transferring knowledge to European
    host and/or bring knowledge to Europe
  • Clarity and quality of the transfer of knowledge
    objectives
  • Weight 15, Threshold none

46
Individual fellowships Researcher (IEF IOF)
  • Research experience
  • Results including patents/publications/teaching
    etc. taking into account the level of experience
  • Independent thinking and leadership qualities
  • Match between the fellows profile and project
  • Potential to acquire new knowledge
  • IEF Potential for reaching a position of
    professional maturity
  • Weight 25, Threshold 4/5

47
Individual fellowships Researcher (IIF)
  • Research experience
  • Results including patents/publications/teaching
    etc. taking into account the level of experience
  • Independent thinking and leadership qualities,
    and capacity to transfer knowledge
  • Match between the fellows profile and project
  • Weight 25, Threshold 4/5

48
Individual fellowships Implementation
  • Quality of infrastructure/facilities and
    international collaborations of host
  • Practical arrangements for the implementation and
    management of the scientific project
  • Feasibility and credibility of the project,
    including work plan
  • Practical and administrative arrangements, and
    support for the hosting of the fellow
  • Weight 15, Threshold none

49
Individual fellowships Impact (IEF IOF)
  • Potential of acquiring competences during
    fellowship to improve the prospects of reaching
    and/or reinforcing a position of professional
    maturity, diversity and independence, in
    particular through exposure to complementary
    skills training
  • Contribution to the career development, or
    re-establishment, where
    relevant
  • IEF Contribution to European excellence and
    competitiveness
  • IOF Potential for creating long-term
    collaborations and mutually beneficial
    co-operation between Europe and the third country
  • Weight 20, Threshold none

50
Individual fellowships Impact (IIF)
  • Potential for creating long-term collaborations
    and mutually beneficial co-operation between
    Europe and the third country
  • Contribution to European excellence and
    competitiveness
  • Contribution to the socio-economic development of
    the developing countries or emerging and
    transition economies by transfer of knowledge and
    human capacity building (where relevant)
  • Weight 20, Threshold none

51
Reintegration Grants Part B
  • Evaluation criteria and thresholds
    (overall threshold 70)

criterion weight threshold
S T Quality 30 3/5
Researcher 30 ERG none IRG 3/5
Implementation 20 none
Impact 20 none
52
Reintegration Grants ST Quality
  • Scientific/technological quality, including any
    interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary aspects
    of the proposal
  • Research methodology
  • Originality and innovative nature of project, and
    relationship to the state of the art of
    research in the field
  • Timeliness and relevance of project
  • Weight 30, Threshold 3/5

53
Reintegration Grants Researcher
  • Research experience
  • Scientific and technological quality of previous
    research (for ERG during the Marie Curie
    Fellowship)
  • Independent thinking and leadership qualities
  • Match between the fellows profile and project
  • For IRG Benefit to the career of the researcher
    from the period of reintegration
  • Weight 30, Threshold 3/5 (only for IRG)

54
Reintegration Grants Implementation
  • Quality of host organisation, including adequacy
    of infrastructure/facilities
  • Feasibility and credibility of the project,
    including work plan
  • Practical arrangements for the implementation and
    management of the scientific project
  • Weight 20, Threshold none

55
Reintegration Grants Impact (ERG)
  • Potential of transferring knowledge to host
  • Capacity to develop lasting cooperation (with
    previous country of the Marie Curie Fellowship
  • Potential and quality of lasting professional
    integration (expected length of work contract,
    expected career development)
  • Benefit to the career of the researcher from the
    period of reintegration
  • Weight 20, Threshold none

56
Reintegration Grants Impact (IRG)
  • Potential of transferring knowledge to host
  • Capacity to develop lasting cooperation with the
    third country
  • Contribution to scientific excellence by
    attracting a first class researcher
  • Contribution to European excellence and
    competitiveness
  • Potential and quality of lasting professional
    integration (expected length of work contract,
    expected career development)
  • Weight 20, Threshold none

57
Hints for a successful proposal
  • Work closely with your chosen supervisor /
    scientist in charge this is a JOINT application
  • Follow the guide for applicants and address all
    issues mentioned in the explanatory notes
  • Plan your writing - focus on one section at a
    time, but keep the overall picture in mind
  • Dont be repetitive the same issue may appear
    in various sections, but from different
    perspectives, so dont simply cut-and-paste!
  • Be concise and observe the page limit

58
Hints for a successful proposal
  • Stick to the structure suggested in the guide for
    applicants keep the evaluators happy!
  • The evaluators may not all be world experts in
    exactly the area of your proposal avoid using
    very specific jargon and acronyms
  • Provide the evaluators with evidence for your
    claims, but avoid external resources (links to
    websites etc.)
  • Graphics and charts can be very helpful, but
    dont overdo it! Make sure they are readable in
    black white.

59
Hints for a successful proposal
  • Get a colleague to read through your proposal and
    do a mock evaluation
  • If in doubt, ask your National Contact Point for
    clarification!
  • If you want to avail of our pre-submission
    proposal check, allow enough time for feedback.
  • Regularly upload preliminary versions of your
    proposal, and dont forget to hit submit!
  • Keep the deadline - 5pm Brussels time means 4pm
    Irish time!!

60
Financial support for proposal preparation
  • Enterprise Ireland travel support
  • for researchers in higher education / publicly
    funded institutions
  • for visits by Irish researchers abroad to meet
    potential partners or attendance at EU
    information days/workshops relating to FP7
  • covers least-cost travel plus subsistence rates
    up to 150 per day (typical length of visits
    three days)
  • during the period of FP7, any one researcher can
    receive up to 3,000 to facilitate multiple
    visits to research partners
  • More details and application form
    http//www.enterprise-ireland.com/FP7/FinancialSu
    pport.htm

61
Essential information on Marie Curie Actions
  • Official website of the FP7 People (Marie
    Curie) programme on CORDIS http//cordis.europa.e
    u/fp7/people/
  • information on calls, work programme, guide for
    applicants, access to EPSS, EPSS guide etc.
  • Marie Curie FP6 website on EUROPA
    http//ec.europa.eu/research/fp6/mariecurie-action
    s/indexhtm_en.html
  • lots of background documents, case studies,
    interviews, ...

62
Key contacts
  • IUA Marie Curie Office National Contact Point
  • Dr. Dagmar Meyer (dagmar.meyer_at_iua.ie)
  • Dr. Conor OCarroll (conor.ocarroll_at_iua.ie)
  • mariecurie_at_iua.ie
  • 01 676 4948
  • Enterprise Ireland National Contact Point
  • Focus on Industry - Bill Kee
  • bill.kee_at_enterprise-ireland.com
  • 01 808 2277
About PowerShow.com