Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOF)Back
This action aims to reinforce the international dimension of the career of European researchers by giving them the opportunity to be trained and acquire new knowledge in a high-level organisation active in research, established in an other third country (outgoing phase). Subsequently, these researchers will return with the acquired knowledge and experience to an organisation in a Member State or associated country.
Projects and participants: This action provides financial support to individual mobility projects presented by experienced researchers in liaison with host organisations in the Member States or associated countries. The grant agreements will be concluded with the return host organisations of the Member States or associated countries for a total duration of up to 36 months.
The project is expected to include a coherent research programme for the total duration of the contract, of which an initial outgoing phase, of between one and two years, is to be spent in a distinct legal entity in an other third country (partner organisation) and a mandatory re/integration phase of one year within the contracting organisation (return host organisation) in a Member State or an associated country. This element will be assessed by the expert evaluators during the evaluation procedure. The reintegration phase will normally commence directly after the outgoing phase.
The research topic will be freely chosen by the researcher in collaboration with the return host organisation, with a view to completing and/or diversifying her/his expertise. Each researcher will establish, together with her/his personal supervisor in the return host organisation, a Personal Career Development Plan comprising his/her training needs (including transferable skills) and research objectives and later report on the success with which these objectives were met. In this way the researchers will be encouraged to play an active role in shaping their own training programme and professional development.
The researchers shall be selected on the basis of a proposal submitted in liaison with a return host organisation in a Member State or an associated country. The researchers will be in a situation of secondment during the outgoing phase of training in the partner organisation in the other third country.
Eligible researchers: The action addresses experienced researchers who are at a stage of their career when they can benefit from a life-long training and career development measure. This includes researchers with a more senior profile in terms of experience. Researchers must be experienced researchers at the relevant deadline for submission of proposals.
Rules of mobility and nationality applicable to eligible researchers:
- Researchers shall be considered eligible under this action if they are nationals of a Member State or associated country. However researchers from other third countries who have been residing and carrying out their main activity in Member States or associated countries for at least the 5 years prior to the submission deadline are also eligible for this action. For the outgoing phase, applicants must demonstrate mobility from a Member State or associated country to an other third country, and must comply with the rule for mobility at the deadline for submission of proposals.
- The application is made jointly by a researcher and a return host organisation.
- The outgoing host organisation must be located in an other third country, and the return host organisation in a Member State or associated country.
- Projects must be between 24 and 36 months full-time equivalent in total, of which the final 12 months must be a mandatory reintegration phase to the return host organisation.
- For further details concerning these conditions you must refer to the core text of the work programme.
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Entry created by Esra Okumus on April 24, 2012
Modified on May 8, 2012