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Irish Marie Curie Office Bulletin March 2013

Cofund Fellowship Programmes

The Commission recently celebrated the 100th COFUND programme in Europe.  COFUND programmes are regional/national/international fellowship programmes which are part-funded by Marie Curie Actions.  They are open to Experienced Researchers (PhD or degree plus four year’s research experience) and all of them involve transnational mobility.  These programmes offer an excellent opportunity for researchers to win a Marie Curie Fellowship, in addition to the Commission’s own annual Call for Marie Curie Individual Fellowships.  The Irish Research Council is currently operating a COFUND fellowship programme, ELEVATE.  A map of all 100 COFUND programmes is here, and open calls for COFUND fellowship programmes are published on EURAXESS Jobs.

Evaluation Results

Evaluation of proposals submitted to Marie Curie Actions Calls takes approximately 3 months.  The results of the Initial Training Networks Call are expected in mid-late March 2013, and those for the Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways Call are due in mid-late April.  Applicants will be contacted by email by the Commission with the outcome of their evaluation, and the full results (Indicative Funding Decision) will be published on the Participant Portal a couple of weeks later after the Commission’s internal processes have been fully completed.

Upcoming Calls

The final Marie Curie Calls of FP7 will run until August 2013.  CIG has two deadlines, in March and September 2013, and the final Marie Curie Individual Fellowships Calls will open in March 2013 and close in August of the same year.  More information on Call deadlines can be found here.


The European Commission is now reviewing its EURAXESS offering to researchers and would greatly appreciate your feedback. Your views will help better understand how EURAXESS services can be tailored to fit your needs and will form the basis of planned improvements.

Please respond to this survey by Friday 29 March noon at the latest. You may find it via the link here.  The survey results are confidential and will not be used for purposes other than this evaluation.

IPR with China Brochure

The Commission has produced a new brochure designed to help researchers who are working with or plan to work with Chinese research organisations as part of their European projects.  The brochure is attached to this email.  You can find more information on IPR in general and IPR with China using the links below.  Networking opportunities with Chinese researchers can be explored at EURAXESS Links China.



Tandem Project Survey

In the context of a EU-project under the guidance of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, about decreasing mobility obstacles for researchers, ETH Zurich carries out a survey on the question of Dual Career and Integration initiatives in various countries in Europe. The results of the present survey should show in which countries and of which institutions Dual Career and Integration initiatives are offered and/or how Dual Career and Integration initiatives ideally should be designed so that the needs of mobile researchers are adequately met.

The introduction of Dual Career and Integration initiatives is an answer to the changing situation concerning the increasing demand of mobility for researchers. Yet, there is not much data about the obstacles and need of mobile researchers (and their partners & families). Therefore, we are highly dependent on as many answers as possible to the present survey. We highly appreciate your participation and encourage you to forward it also to your spouse or partner, even if he/she is not working at the same institution as you are. The completion of the survey will take about 15 minutes.

 Please follow the link  http://ww3.unipark.de/uc/TANDEM_Euraxess/ which gives access to the survey. If you cannot open it, please copy it in your browser. We would appreciate it if you could fill in the survey within the next two weeks.  For questions, please contact Sibylle Hodel sibylle.hodel@sl.ethz.ch


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