Marie Curie Fellowships
The European Union funds a number of different types of Fellowship under the ‘People’ strand of FP7. These include the following Marie Curie Actions:
1. Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development IEF
Funding for researchers moving from Europe (EU member states or EU associated countries) to work at King’s for between 1 and 2 years.
2. International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development IOF
Funding for researchers from King’s to work outside Europe (non-EU member states, non-EU associated countries) for between 1 and 2 years followed by funding for 1 more year following the return to King’s (applicants do not need to be an existing permanent member of staff at King’s)
3. International Incoming Fellowships IIF
Funding for researchers moving from outside Europe (non-EU member states, non-EU associated countries) to work at King’s for between 1 and 2 years
Researchers of any nationality are eligable to apply. Although the call specifies ‘experienced’ researchers, the definition of this encompasses researchers at an early career stage:
Researchers must, at the time of the deadline for submission, be in possession of a doctoral degree OR have at least 4 years full-time postgraduate research experience. Funding levels differ depending on whether the applicant has more or less than 10 years experience. There is no maximum postdoctoral experience specified.
Researchers must not have spent a period of longer than 12 months either resident, or conducting research in, the country of their host organisation within the three years prior to the call deadline.
Applications can be made in any field of research
The financial support for Marie Curie Fellowships includes:
Monthly living allowance per researcher (yearly € 58,500 for researchers < 10 years experience; € 87,500 for researchers > 10 years experience)
Mobility allowance per researcher (€ 1,000 for researchers with a family; € 700 for researchers without a family);
Contribution to training expenses (€ 800 per researcher-month for the host organisation);
Overheads (€ 700 per researcher-month for the host organisation)
Proposals are submitted by individual researchers in association with a nominated host institution. The next call for applications will be announced on 14 March 2013 and the deadline is expected to be in August 2013.
Additional information can be sought from the EU Research Funding office