FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG: Call for Proposals, 2nd run, Open!



Call identifier: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG

Date of publication: 20 October 2010

Deadline: 08 March 2011 and 06 September 2011, at 17.00.00, Brussels local time.

Indicative budget: EUR 40 million of the 2011 budget1 (of which approximately 1/2 for each evaluation round following deadlines). The final budget awarded to this call, following the evaluation of projects, may however vary up to 10% of the total value of the call.

Topics called:

ACTION Funding Schemes
Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG) Support for training and career development of researchers

Eligibility conditions:

– The general eligibility criteria are set out in Annex 2 of the work programme, and in the guide for applicants. Please note that the completeness criterion also includes that part B of the proposal shall be readable, accessible and printable.

– This action addresses researchers who, at the relevant deadline for submission of proposals, correspond to the definition of experienced researchers, and who comply with the mobility rule.

– A researcher who has benefited or is benefiting from a reintegration or career integration grant (including IRG and ERG grants under both FP6 and FP7) is ineligible for funding under this call.

– The application is made jointly by a researcher and a host organisation. Applicant host organisations must be active in research and located in a Member State or associated country.

– Projects must be for a period of between 24 and 48 months (full-time equivalent).

– For further details concerning these conditions you must refer to the core text of the work programme.

Evaluation procedure:

– The evaluation criteria (including weights and thresholds) and sub-criteria together with the eligibility, selection and award criteria, for the different funding actions are set out in Annex 2 of the work programme.

– Proposal page limits: Applicants must ensure that proposals conform to the page limits and layout given in the Guide for Applicants, and in the proposal part B template available through the EPSS. The experts will be instructed to disregard any pages exceeding these limits.

– The minimum font size allowed is 11 points. The page size is A4, and all margins (top, bottom, left and right) should be at least 15 mm (not including any footers or headers). A single-stage submission and evaluation procedure will be used.

– Proposals will not be evaluated anonymously.

– Proposals may be evaluated remotely.

– The procedure for prioritising proposals with equal scores is described in Annex 2 of this work programme.

– Proposals are allocated to one of 8 evaluation panels2. For each panel a ranked list is established. The distribution of the indicative budget of the call over the research disciplines will be proportional to the number of eligible proposals received in each panel. If the budget allocated to a panel exceeds the requirements of all proposals positively evaluated3 in that panel, the excess budget will be reallocated to the other panels based on the distribution as above. Equally, if the allocated funding to a panel is insufficient to fund the highest ranked proposal in that panel, the necessary budget will be transferred from the other panels based on the distribution as above, in order to ensure that the highest ranked proposal can be funded.

Indicative evaluation and contractual timetable:

– Evaluation results are estimated to be available within 4 month following the deadline for submission.

– Grant agreement signature: expected from within 6 months after the deadline for submission.

Forms of grants and maximum reimbursement rates:

The forms of grants and maximum reimbursement rates which will be offered are specified in Annex 3 of this work programme.


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1 Under the condition that the draft budget for 2011 is adopted without modification by the budgetary authority. 2The Marie Curie evaluation panels are: Chemistry (CHE), Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC), Economic Sciences (ECO), Information Science and Engineering (ENG), Environment and Geosciences (ENV), Life Sciences (LIF), Mathematics (MAT), Physics (PHY) and a multi-disciplinary panel CAR.. 3 Measured as proposals having passed all relevant evaluation thresholds.