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Marie Curie ITN and IAPP General Information and Proposal Writing Events 2012

The UK Research Office (UKRO) will be holding a series of Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) and Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) general information and proposal writing events in September:

Venue

  • University of Edinburgh – 17th September 2012 (afternoon session)
  • University of Warwick – 27th September 2012 (morning session)

Time

Registration for the event at the University of Edinburgh will start at 13:00. The session will start at 13:30 and close at around 16:30.
Registration for the event at the University of Warwick will start at 10:00. The sessions will start at 10:30 and close at around 13:30.

Aim

The aim of the sessions is to provide participants with an overview of the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks scheme (ITNs), including the European Industrial Doctorate (EID) Programme and the Innovative Doctoral Programme (IDP), and Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways scheme (IAPP), and with a deeper understanding of the key issues they are required to address in planning and writing a proposal.

Who should attend?

The sessions will be of particular interest to UK-based researchers who are interested in and/or are planning to submit a proposal to the Marie Curie ITNs call, which opened on 10 July 2012 and closes on 22 November 2012, and the IAPPs, which will open on 2 October 2012 and close on 16 January 2013.
We should emphasise that while the IAPP scheme is more obviously aimed at the private sector, the participation of the private sector is also essential for the ITN scheme.

Therefore these events are relevant for representatives from private sector research organisations as well as those from the academic sector.

Programme outline

The sessions will include a presentation on the schemes, highlighting the new strands and any changes that have occurred since the previous calls. The session will also provide a forum for discussion, and to answer questions that applicants may have relating to ITNs and IAPPs, and preparing a proposal.

To register, please fill in the online registration form available from the Marie Curie NCP website. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Marie Curie ITN and IRSES Project Development Workshop

UKRO recently announced an opportunity to take part in a European funding workshop hosted by the West Midlands European Service. Taking place on the 29th September, 2011 in Coventry, the workshop will focus  on two FP7 Marie Curie schemes: Initial Training Networks and the International Research Staff Exchange Scheme.

The event will provide advice and guidance on the two schemes, both of which are currently open and have deadlines in January 2012. This will include information about the two new ITN strands: the European Industrial Doctorate (EID) Programme and the Innovative Doctoral Programme (IDP). Participants will also have an opportunity to hear from successful applicants, as well as a chance to develop and get feedback on their own outline proposals.

Although this event is being run by West Midlands European Service, UKRO have confirmed that it is open to participants from other regions. To register to attend this event, please go to the WMEU website.

 

UKRO Marie Curie ITN and IAPP Proposal Writing Events

UKRO has just opened registration for several forthcoming information and proposal writing events in over the coming months. These events are specifically targeted at academic staff and researchers who are interested in applying for the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks and Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways schemes.

The aim of the session is to provide participants with an overview of the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITNs) and Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP), and with a deeper understanding of the proposal format and the key issues they are required to address in planning and writing their proposal.

Who should attend?
The sessions will be of particular interest to UK-based researchers who are interested in and/or are planning to submit a proposal to the Marie Curie ITNs call, which opened on 20 July and closes on 26 January 2011, and the IAPPs which opened on 20 July and closes on 7 December 2010.

We should emphasise that while the IAPP scheme is more obviously aimed at the private sector, the participation of the private sector is also essential for the ITN scheme. Therefore these events are relevant for representatives from private sector research organisations as well as those from the academic sector.

The session will include a presentation on the schemes, highlighting changes that have occurred since the previous calls. It is also hoped that the session will provide a forum for discussion, and to answer questions that applicants may have relating to ITNs and IAPPs, and preparing a proposal.

Programme outline
As these events are focused on two Marie Curie actions, they will each last a day split into 2 sessions (morning and afternoon). Delegates can attend either or both of the sessions. Each session will provide an outline of the Marie Curie Actions, specific details on the actual scheme and the application form and guidance on planning and writing your Marie Curie proposal. There will be the opportunity to ask questions throughout the sessions.

Dates and locations of all the events are as follows:

  • Invest Northern Ireland, Belfast - 10th September 2010 - only an afternoon overview of the two schemes
  • In partnership with West Midlands European Service, Aston University, Birmingham - 17th September 2010
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) - 20th September 2010
  • Natural History Museum, London –  28th September 2010

To register you should fill in the form available on the UKRO website: http://www.ukro.ac.uk/mariecurie/events/index.htm

You can find more information about both of these calls here. ITNs enable a consortium of universities to support the initial training of early-career researchers, while IAPPs support networks and collaborations between publicly-funded research organisations and private commercial entities.