'Marie Curie' Specific Program Track

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             EC's 6th Framework Program (FP6)  : 
       ' Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowships'

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

Specific Program Track:   ' Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowships'   (MC-IIF)

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:    FP6-2004-Mobility-7    

Call Budget:  € 20 million Euros

Call Deadline: 19-January 2005 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 Incoming International Fellowships'   (MC-IIF) as noted below.

Specific Description:  ' Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowships'   (MC-IIF)

  • Individual-driven: Individual prepares and submits his/her proposal together with the host institution.  BGU is eligible to be the host institution.  Researchers may come from 'Third Countries' - those countries not Member States of the European Union &  not Associated States to the 6th Framework Program (see list below).  Objective is to attract top-class researchers from Third Countries to work and conduct research in Europe (and Israel) for the mutual benefit of all concerned.  Therefore, the general orientation is towards experienced researchers.

    • Incoming International  Fellowship (IIF) - This action aims to respond to the needs for individual training and mobility of the best, experienced third country researchers, thus reinforcing the international dimension and attractiveness of Europe (and Israel), by giving the Third Country researchers the opportunity to come to a research organization of a Member State or an Associated State.   

    • The award of an Incoming International Fellowship (IIF) is supposed to reinforce the scientific excellence of the Member States and the Associated States based on hosting a top-class experienced researcher.  The fellowship should serve as a vehicle for the transfer of knowledge between all concerned as well as functioning as a  "springboard" for the future development of relations between the Member States or Associated States and the third countries.

    • Incoming International  Fellowships (IIF) - 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 act as a host country.  The researcher him/herself must come from a Third Country.  A Third Country is any country N-O-T included in 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.

Work Program:    Attached Herein   

Official EC Website for this Call: http://fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/call_details.cfm?CALL_ID=160
EC Helpdesk specifically for 'Marie Curie '  :    rtd-mariecurie-actions@cec.eu.int

Via BGU Website:   http://profiler.bgu.ac.il    
(click on 'Funding Sources' and go to 'EU 6th Framework Program')

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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