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1 Marie Skłodowska- Curie Actions Your research career in Europe "Destination Europe" Canada, 8-10 September 2014

2 What are the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions? A European Union funded programme for structuring researcher training, mobility and career development Objectives Ensure the optimum development and dynamic use of Europe s intellectual capital to generate new skills, knowledge and innovation Budget : billion ( CAD 8.8 billion)

3 What do the MSCA offer you? Prestigious career opportunities Excellent working conditions: employment contracts, full social security etc. Very competitive salaries Opportunities to work and train with the best researchers in Europe and worldwide Whole career training: complementary skills Access to top level conferences, professional associations & Marie Curie Alumni

4 Who, what and where? Who: All levels of research experience from PhD researcher upwards there are actions for different levels of experience. What: All areas of research are supported: bottom-up approach Where: Anywhere: any research performing organisation, public or private worldwide - there are actions for European and international mobility.

5 Why? As a researcher I want to Undertake a project in Europe Spend my time at leading labs in Europe Be part of a well-established and prestigious programme Benefit from good working conditions Marie Skłodowska- Curie Actions

6 Why? I want to Work with businesses Be part of a short-term exchange Bring a researcher from Europe at no cost to my employer Marie Skłodowska- Curie Actions

7 Why? Excellence Research Knowledge Training Innovation Skills Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Mobility > 6.1 billion in (> $ 8.4 billion) Optimum development and dynamic use of Europe s intellectual capital

8 Where? Mobility to 28 EU Member Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom Associated Countries Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, FYROM, Island, Israel, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Turkey Marie Skłodowska- Curie Actions

9 How many? (FP7) # Projects: more than 140 # Participating organisations: more than 145 # Participations in the International Research Staff Exchange Schemes (IRSES): 52 organisations, 243 CA and 534 EU IRSES secondments/months

10 How? Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks Individual Fellowships ITN early-stage researchers (< 4 years) IF experienced researchers (> 4 years) Doctoral and initial training: European Training Networks, European Industrial Doctorates, European Joint Doctorates Support for experienced researchers to undertake international and inter-sector mobility, incl. career restart and reintegration Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Co-funding of programmes RISE International and inter-sector cooperation through the exchange of staff COFUND Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes: - doctoral programmes (ESR) - fellowship programmes (ER)

11 Depends on experience and type of mobility Experience: Support for 2 categories of researchers: Early Stage Researcher: Less than 4 years of research experience*, and without a doctoral degree ("pre-doc") Experienced Researcher: In possession of a doctoral degree or at least 4 years of res. experience* ("post-doc") *counted from the time when is entitled to embark on a doctoral degree

12 Support for two types of mobility: European: moving from outside Europe into Europe moving within Europe Global: moving from Europe to outside of Europe NB. compulsory return phase of one year (fully funded)

13 2 ways to be supported: Apply for your own fellowship or Apply to a project

14 1. Apply for your own fellowship Directly to the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Post Doc level

15 Research, networking, training costs Management and indirect costs Living allowance 4650 Mobility allowance 600 Family allowance 500

16 Next call: March 2015 Closes: 12 September 17:00:00 Brussels time

17 To prepare: Look for a host institute and supervisor (you can only submit one application per call) Design your research project Consider appropriate secondment options Think about the proposal in the context of the Evaluation Criteria (see Work Programme available on the Participant Portal and Guide for Applicants for the current call Guide for Applicants published with the Call

18 1. Apply for your own fellowship Apply to a Cofunded Call Post Doc level 2015 onwards: post doc and pre-doc

19 Management costs 325 Living allowance Early-stage researchers Living allowance Experienced researchers

20 2. Apply to a project PhD level (limited opportunities currently available for first post-doc also)

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23 Research, networking, training costs Management and indirect costs Living allowance 3110 Mobility allowance 600 Family allowance 500

24 ec.europa.eu/msca

25 Andrew Musser Doing a PhD at Cambridge University (UK) Studying physical processes with the potential to improve solar cell performance leading to energy efficiency gains. Marie Curie Initial Training Network: Superior "Marie Curie Actions is an excellent programme. It is impressive and humbling to be in such an international network with leading scientists whose work I read during my studies."

26 Dr Natalie Kehrwald Working for the Italian National Research Council in Venice Researches biomass burning recorded in ice over centuries and demonstrates the environmental impact of human activity thousands of years ago. Marie Curie Incoming Fellowship - Paleofire "The Marie Curie fellowship allowed me to incorporate new analytical techniques into my research. My working experience in Europe prepared me to better address my research challenges."

27 Dr Oliver Schmidtke Professor of Political Science and History at UVic. Since 2005 involved in two collaborative international research projects focusing on different aspects of immigration and integration in Canadian and European societies: The project Cultural Capital in Migration addresses issues related to the labour market of highly skilled immigrants in selected European countries and Canada (see for more details: "I am proud that my Marie Curie IIF fellowship contributed to advancing research partnerships between continents" The project Giving New Subjects a Voice: Cultural Diversity in the Health Care Sector analyzes the processes and effects of intercultural dialogue and multicultural policies in the field of health care.

28 MSCA website: Thank you for your attention! MSCA on Facebook: Participant Portal: EURAXESS European Researchers Mobility Portal:

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