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World Fellowships: International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)
With this new scheme introduced in FP7, the European Commission supports long-term, research based exchange programmes between European research organisations and their counterparts in countries with S&T agreements (e.g. USA, China) or countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy (e.g. Georgia, Syria).
The partnership must consist of at least 3 independent participants, of which two must be established in two different EU Member States/Associated Countries and one in a country with an S&T agreement or covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy.
The participating institutions may exchange early-stage and experienced researchers as well as technical or managerial staff for a duration of up to 12 months. There is no limit concerning the number of staff exchanged, however, staff exchange between organisations from EU Member States or Associated Countries will not be funded.
The EU-contribution consists of EUR 1.900 per researcher-month. For countries located a long distance from Europe an additional long distance allowance of EUR 200 per exchanged staff member per month is paid to cover the travel costs. The allowance can only be provided for participating organisations in EU Member States/Associated Countries for a period of 2-4 years as well as, if requested, for participants from Argentina, Brazil, China, Chile, Egypt, India, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Ukraine and countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy.
Applications for this scheme can only be submitted to the European Commission electronically following a Call for Proposals.
IRSES in brief:
Type of action: exchange programme for research staff
Activities: exchange between research institutions in EU Member States or Associated Countries with institutions in Third Countries, an exchange between participating institutions from EU Member States or Associated Countires cannot be funded
Who is qualified: minimum of two research institutions from EU Member States or Associated Countries and one institution in a Third Country
Duration of the funding: 2-4 years
Topic of the project: open
What will be funded: staff exchange with Third Country institutions, fixed allowances of EUR 1.900 (EUR 2.100 for long distances) per staff member and month
Application: online at specific deadlines
MC IRSES - Guide for applicants 2013 [en]
Work Programme People 2013 [en]
Guidance Notes on Project Reporting for IRSES-Projects (International Research Staff Scheme) [en]
Marie Curie Actions - Financial Guidelines - Part III (IRSES/COFUND) [en]