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January 14, 2008

Open Calls for Marie Curie Fellowships

The European Commission is inviting applications for the following Marie Curie programmes:

- Marie Curie European Reintegration Grants (ERG)

Who it's for: Ph.D. holders in any field of research who are nationals of a European or Associated country or have resided in Europe for at least 3 of the past 4 years. Applicants must already have received a Marie Curie grant that lasted for at least 18 months and ended no more than 6 months ago. Applicants may pick a host institution in any European country.

What it offers: A € 15,000 per year contribution towards the researcher's salary, research project, and other costs, such as travel.

For how long? 2-3 years.

When to apply: Applications may be submitted throughout the year, with 3 April and 8 October 2008 the two cut-off dates for selection.

You can find more information on the ERG call and a guide for applicants on the Framework Programme 7 Web site.

- Marie Curie International Reintegration Grants (IRG)

Who it's for: Ph.D. holders in any field of research who are nationals of a European or Associated country and have spent at least 2 of the last 3 years in a non-European country. Applicants must pick a new host institution within Europe.

What it offers: A € 25,000 per year contribution towards the researcher's salary, research project, and other costs like travel.

For how long? 2-4 years.

When to apply: Applications may be submitted throughout the year, with 3 April and 8 October 2008 the two cut-off dates for selection.

More information on the IRG call and a guide for applicants on the Framework Programme 7 Web site.

Marie Curie funding is also available for joint research projects presented by public and private research organisations across Europe under Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways, and for joint staff-exchange programmes presented by public organisations across Europe and other countries under the International Research Staff Exchange Scheme.

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