Europe: opportunities for the world’s best researchers

July 24, 2016 9:15 - 10:30 am

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Since 1996, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) have played a central role in the European Research Area by improving researchers' careers and promoting their mobility. Set up in 2007, the European Research Council (ERC) is the first pan-European funding organisation for frontier research. It aims to stimulate scientific excellence by encouraging competition for funding between the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age. These complementary funding schemes are open to researchers of any nationality, and encourage talent from further afield to settle in Europe, whilst research groups worldwide can participate in several of the MSCA schemes.

Our workshop will introduce the EURAXESS initiative which aims to support and assist researcher mobility. We will present funding opportunities, under Horizon 2020, for first-class, up-and-coming researchers, who are keen to develop and fast-track their careers in Europe and will provide answers to early-career researchers on questions such as: How can the ERC, MSCA and EURAXESS support research careers? What are the selection criteria and how long is the selection process? How does the application process work? How many researchers are funded each year? What are the chances of success? Where to find information?

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