FP7 IRSES; deadline: Mar 25

FP7-IRSES 2010: Boost your institution’s cooperation overseas!

Do you want to team up with a lab located overseas? IRSES supports you!

By: Frédérique Zehnder

FP7-PEOPLE: Call IRSES 2010, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, is published!

What is IRSES?

IRSES is a Marie Curie Action that offers research institutions a financial contribution for staff exchanges:

  • At least two laboratories or universities based in at least two different countries in Europe (EU-27 Members States and Associated countries such as Switzerland) can team up with a research institution located in a non-EU-country (see list* below) in order to carry out a joint research project.
  • The European Commission finances a monthly lump-sum of € 1’900/person. New for the Call IRSES 2010: Partners located in emerging countries can also ask for this contribution if duly justified.
  • During the staff exchange, employees are “seconded”, i.e. they remain employed by their institution of origin. The duration of the individual secondment is max. 12 months.
  • Staff to be exchanged can be researchers, technicians and managers. The financial support provided for an IRSES project can last from min. 24 to 48 months.

The Call IRSES 2010 is open on November 25, with a deadline for submission on March 25, 2010. The overall budget is €30 mio.

You find decisive information about IRSES in the Guide for Applicants 2010.

*List of the non-EU-countries eligible for IRSES: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Egypt, Georgia, India, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian-administrated areas, New Zealand, Rep. of Korea, Russia, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine and USA.

For further information about IRSES and other Marie Curie Actions, please contact the National Contact Point Mobility: juliane.sauer@euresearch.ch

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