FP7 Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)Back
The Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme is an action that aims to strengthen research partnerships through staff exchanges and networking activities between European research organisations and research organisations from countries with which the European Union has an S&T agreement or is in the process of negotiating one and and countries covered by the European Neighbourhood policy.
Those countries are the following countries:
• Countries with EU International agreements on Science and Technology: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Egypt, India, Japan, Jordan, Rep. of Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States.
• Countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP): Eastern Partnership Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Mediterranean Partnership Countries (MPC) that are not associated countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinianadministrated areas, Syrian Arab Rep., Tunisia.
Compared to individual Marie Curie Actions, that provide mobility possibilities to individual researchers, this action will provide support to research organisations to establish or reinforce long-term research cooperation through a coordinated joint programme of exchange of researchers for short periods.
Participants: A participant in this action is a research organisation that will be a member of the partnership that contributes directly to the implementation of the joint exchange programme, by seconding and/or hosting eligible researchers.
A partnership in this action shall be composed of at least two independent participants established in at least two different Member States or associated countries, and one or more research organisations either located in countries with which the European Union has or is in the process of negotiating an S&T agreement, or in countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy.
Eligible programmes and eligible staff: Participants will submit multi-annual proposals for joint programmes for exchanges of research staff to the Research Executive Agency. Technical and management staff may also participate in the exchanges. Financial support will be provided for a period of 24 to 48 months, to joint programmes aiming at trans-national mobility of researchers, technical and management staff. For organisations in Member States and associated countries, the mobility must be towards the other third country partners, and vice-versa. The duration of exchanges for each researcher or technical/management staff will be for a maximum of 12 months.
The staff to be exchanged should be 'seconded' (i.e. their salary is paid by their institution of origin, and they have the right to return), so as to guarantee full reintegration and the positive recognition of the mobility experience, thus maximising the benefit of this action for long term cooperation.
The grant agreement will be concluded with the participants located in the Member States or associated countries, while the other members of the partnership will be defined in this agreement as ‘partner organisations’.
The European Union contribution consists of a flat rate of 1900 EUR per exchanged staff member per month (or pro-rata for parts of months). The contribution is intended to cover the cost of travel and subsistence of the exchanged staff, as well as networking activities, management costs and overheads directly related to the execution of the exchange. For countries located far from Europe, an additional long distance allowance of 200 EUR per exchanged staff member per month is paid to contribute to their higher travel costs.
Entry created by Filiz Hayirli on October 22, 2010