Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG), Europe

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Many researchers currently working around the world would consider getting a stable position in a European research institution. The new Career Integration Grant scheme helps them to achieve this.

Who can apply?
CIG applicants must be experienced researchers from any country in the world, with at least 4 years’ full-time research experience or a doctoral degree. You must have been actively engaged in research, but you cannot have carried out your work in the country of your host organisation for more than twelve months over the last three years. Finally, you must not have previously benefitted from a European or an International Reintegration Grant (ERG or IRG) or from a Career Integration Grant.

What does the funding cover?
The Career Integration Grant is a flat rate contribution towards your research costs. These may, for example, contribute to the salary costs of the researcher or other staff employed for the project, travel costs, consumables, patent costs and/or publication costs. The grant will cover a period of 2 to 4 years and must be used within this period. If your grant application is successful, the European Commission will establish a grant agreement with your host organisation in Europe. The host will then provide you with an employment contract (if one does not already exist), on the basis of which it is expected to pay your salary and ensure your integration for at least the duration of the grant. Your host organisation must be a university, a research centre or an enterprise in an EU Member State or Associated Country.

Which topics can be funded?
CIG proposals are welcomed from all areas of scientific and technological research, excluding research areas covered by the EURATOM Treaty.

Who decides?
CIG proposals are selected in an open competition. Selection occurs through a transparent, independent peer review, based on excellence, using a series of pre-determined criteria.

Deadline: 2011-09-06

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