'Marie Curie' Specific Program Track

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EC's 6th Framework Program (FP6)  :
 ' Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships'

FP6 Thematic Priority Area:   Human Resources & Mobility (popularly called 'Marie Curie')

Specific Program Track:   ' Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships'   (MC-EIF)

General Topics Covered:  "Open  -  All Fields Eligible"  This program track of FP6 is not linked to specific thematic priorities or explicit scientific subject matters.
Call Identifiers:    FP6-2005-Mobility-5    

Call Budget:  € 70 million Euros

Call Deadline: 19-January 2006 for full proposals (physical receipt in Brussels)

2- Stage Evaluation: This call is for is based on the submission of a single, final proposal.  Despite the fact that only one proposal will be submitted, the actual evaluation will be based on a 2-stage process. 

General Description:   The EC has recognized that scientific excellence is dependent on the "development of abundant and dynamic world-class human resources in the European research system, taking into account the inherent international dimension of research."  Accordingly, the EC is offering the ' Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships'   (MC-EIF) as noted below.

Specific Description:  ' Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships'   (MC-EIF)

  • Individual-driven: Individual prepares and submits his/her proposal together with the host institution.  Objective is to provide opportunities for specialization, expertise, and advanced / lifelong training.  Therefore, the general orientation is towards experienced researchers.

    • Intra-European Fellowship (EIF) - Designed to provide advanced training tailored to the researcher's individual needs.  The fellow stays at the host institution for 1-2 years.

    • The award of a Intra-European Fellowship (EIF) is supposed to “make the difference” for the fellow and significantly increase chances of a tenure track position.  Typically a Marie Curie post-doc is a 2nd post-doc especially if the first was completed in the home country of the fellow.  The fellowship can be awarded as a 1st fellowship “but the bar is very high” and the applicant would have to be well above the average.  The same is true of a 3rd or 4th fellowship which would indicate the person is not o tenure track candidate.  The fellowship can also be offered to someone advanced in their career if it would make a significant difference: a biologist who wants to study informatics in order to become a specialist in bio-informatics.

    • Intra-European Fellowships (EIF) - can be for a period of 1 - 2 years.  Funding is generous and includes various payments to both the Fellow (monthly living allowance; travel allowance; mobility allowance) -and- to the Host Institution (research costs; management activities; and indirect costs).  Funding generally falls into the range of   € 70,000 -   € 180,000 Euros!!

Eligible Countries:  Israel is considered a European country for the purposes of this call.  Thus Israel can send researchers to any country on the following list just as Israel can receive a researcher from any country on the following list.

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,  Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Official EC EIF Handbook:    Attached Herein    

Official EC Website for this Call:  http://fp6.cordis.lu/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.FP6DetailsCallPage&call_id=195
EC Helpdesk specifically for 'Marie Curie '  :    rtd-mariecurie-actions@cec.eu.int

Additional Information & Assistance Via the Dept. of Research Contracts:
Contact Person:  David Spivak at 647-2435  -or- dspivak@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

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