Applications are open for Marie Curie Career Integration Grants for international researchers. These grants will offer a stable research post in Europe after a mobility period in a country different from the country where the researcher has been active during the past years (i.e. the researcher has to be mobile but can come from anywhere in the world- moving within Europe or coming from outside Europe). The grants of €25000 per researcher per year are awarded up to 4 years.
Study Subject (s): There are no predefined priority areas. Research fields are chosen freely by the applicants and all domains of research and technological development addressed under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union are eligible for funding. Course Level: Grants are offered a stable research post. Scholarship Provider: European Commission Scholarship can be taken at: Europe with any country of the world in which the researcher will spend the mobility period.
Eligibility: Experienced researchers (with at least 4 years full-time postgraduate research experience or a doctoral degree) of any nationality who, at the time of the relevant deadline for submission of proposals, have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference deadline (short stays, as holidays, are not taken into account). A researcher who has benefited or is benefiting from a FP6 or FP7 Reintegration Grant is ineligible for funding under this call.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Researchers of any nationality can apply.
Scholarship Description: Marie Curie Career Integration Grants are intended to improve considerably the prospects for the permanent integration of researchers who are offered a stable research post in Europe after a mobility period in a country different from the country where the researcher has been active during the past years (i.e. the researcher has to be mobile but can come from anywhere in the world – moving within Europe or coming from outside Europe). The duration of these grants is up to 4 years.
Duration of award (s): The duration of these grants is up to 4 years.
What does it cover? The Community contribution is a fixed amount of €25000 per researcher per year during the period of integration up to 4 years. The grant is a flat-rate contribution to support the research costs of the researcher at the career integration host (e.g. salary, other staff employed for the project, travel costs, overheads, management costs, etc.).
Selection Criteria: For this call a proposal will only be considered eligible if it meets all of the following conditions: 1. It is received before the deadline given in the call fiche 2. It involves at least the minimum number of participants given in the call fiche 3. It is complete (i.e. both the requested administrative forms and the proposal description are present) The content of the proposal relates to the topic(s) and funding scheme(s), including any special conditions set out in the relevant parts of the work programme
Notification: Invitation letter to successful coordinators to launch contract negotiations with REA services will be sent by December 2013.
How to Apply: Proposals are submitted electronically via the Electronic Submission Services of the Commission (SEP) in the Research Participant Portal via an ECAS login.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline is 18th September 2013.