The 'People' programme is a specific programme of FP7 (2007-2013) and has a budget of EUR 4.7bn. Special funding schemes - the Marie Curie Actions - are focused on the mobility of young researchers and the establishment of a 'European Labour Market for Researchers'.
'Marie Curie Actions' follow a 'bottom-up'-approach, i.e. researchers from all scientific areas can apply for funding, and are structured in different 'activities' (funding schemes): Marie Curie supports structured doctoral training networks as well as industry-academia partnerships and provides fellowships for postdocs ('experienced researchers') within Europe, from Europe to Third Countries and vice versa. An overview of all funding schemes is provided in the 'People'-Work Programme, which is published on the Participant Portal of the European Commission in an regularly updated version and informs about the road map of Marie Curie Calls for Proposals.
Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
Marie Curie Individual Fellowships provide funding for researchers with a research project on their own in another European country or a Third Country. Researchers from Third Countries have the opportunity to apply for an Incoming Fellowship at a host institution in Europe. more »
Individual Fellowships in detail
- Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development (IEF) more »
- World Fellowships: International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOF) more »
- Career Integration Grants (CIG) more »
- World Fellowships: International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) more »
Marie Curie Initial Training Networks
'Initial Training Networks' support structured doctoral training in international networks of research institutions and commercial enterprises in Europe. more »
Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)
This Marie Curie scheme which has been introduced in FP7 supports existing or new regional, national and international fellowship schemes. more »
Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways
Industry-Academia-Partnership-projects support research cooperations between Academia institutions and commercial enterprises in small consortia by exchanging knowledge and their staff.
Other funding schemes
There are other funding schemes in Marie Curie besides Initial Training Networks, Industry-Academia-Cooperation and Individual Fellowships.