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Marie Curie Fellowships: excellent career opportunities for researchers

'Marie Curie Actions' have long been one of the most popular and appreciated features of the Community Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development. They have developed significantly in orientation over time, from a pure mobility fellowships programme to a programme dedicated to stimulating researchers' career development. 'Marie Curie Actions' have been particularly successful in responding to the needs of Europe's scientific community in terms of training, mobility and career development.

The final call for Marie Curie Actions funding under FP7 will be published in July 2012. If you are interested in applying, you will be interested in the forthcoming information event:

Marie Curie Actions - Research Funding Information Event, 31st May 2012, 2-3pm, A21 Council Room, Trent Building

This event will cover the upcoming calls which fund:

  • Fellowships for individual researchers
  • Funding for PhD students through research networks 
  • Funding for academic-industrial collaborations 
  • Funding for staff exchanges between academic institutions

Marie Curie Actions are the simplest type of EU funding - the projects are 100% funded and the budgets are flat rate and set by the EU. Salaries of Marie Curie fellows are very competitive and range from £35,000 per annum for PhD students to over £90,000 per annum for experienced researchers. The 2013 programme has a budget of almost €1billion across the different actions, all of which are open to any area of research.

The University of Nottingham has consistently achieved a success rate of over 30% for Marie Curie fellowships and is one of the top 10 institutions in Europe for funding from the Marie Curie Actions. Support is available from CAS/Research Graduate Services at each stage of the application and once the project is funded.

This information event is open to academic staff from all areas of the university interested in applying for funding from the Marie Curie Action.

Download more information about the Marie Curie Fellowships 2012 (PDF 219 Kb)
A precis of the scheme from the Centre for Advanced Studies Research and Business Development Officer for the Social Sciences, Rosamund Aubrey.

For more information please visit Marie Curie Actions website


News page adapted from the University of Nottingham Humanities Faculty website, originally posted on Monday 14th May 2012


Posted on Monday 21st May 2012

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