Marie Curie Action: Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development (IEF)Back
This action is to support the career development, or restart, of experienced researchers at different stages of their careers, and seeks to enhance their individual competence diversification in terms of skill acquisition at multi- or interdisciplinary level and/or by undertaking intersectoral experiences. The aim is to support researchers in attaining and/or strengthening a leading independent position, e.g. principal investigator, professor or other senior position in education or enterprise.
The action may also assist researchers to resume a career in research after a break. To assure equal opportunities to all proposals, applicants for such proposals can apply to be evaluated in a separate multi-disciplinary panel. To qualify for evaluation in this 'career restart' panel, researchers must not have been active in research for at least 12 months immediately prior to the deadline for submission.
Support is foreseen for individual, trans-national, intra-European fellowships awarded directly at European Union level, to the best and most promising researchers active in Member States or associated countries, based on an application made by the researchers in conjunction with the host organisations.
Projects and participants: This action provides financial support for advanced training and trans-national mobility, for a period of 12 to 24 months (full-time equivalent), for individual projects presented by experienced researchers active in Member States or associated countries in liaison with a host organisation from another Member State or associated country. Grant agreements for selected proposals are signed between the Research Executive Agency and the host organisation, that will then employ the researcher for the duration of the project.
The research topic will be chosen by the researcher in collaboration with the host, with a view to achieving a diversification of competences and developing his/her career in a European context.
Each researcher will establish, together with her/his personal supervisor in the host organisation, a Personal Career Development Plan comprising his/her training needs (including transferable skills) and research objectives and will later on report upon 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.
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 as well as those who wish to resume their research career after a break. Researchers must be experienced researchers at the relevant deadline for submission of proposals.
Applicants can be of any nationality.
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Entry created by Esra Okumus on April 24, 2012
Modified on May 8, 2012