op-class researchers from Third Countries are welcome to work on projects in Europe. This helps to develop research cooperation between Europe and other parts of the world – to everybody’s benefit.
Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships are specially designed to encourage these moves. All areas of scientific and technological research that are of interest to the EU may be eligible for IIF funding. But there is one exception: research areas covered by the EURATOM Treaty cannot be funded.
Researchers from Third Countries are eligible for an IIF. That means neither countries that are neither EU Member States nor Associated Countries.
Must have either a doctoral degree or at least 4 years’ full-time equivalent research experience, after obtaining a degree permitting the candidate to embark on a doctorate. But that is the minimum. The more experience the candidate has, the better will be the chances of being accepted for this action.
The application for an IIF should be made in liaison with the organisation or institution that would be willing to host the candidate in Europe. Host organisations can be universities, research centres or companies.
IIF funding is provided for a research project which will transfer knowledge into the candidate’s host organisation and building or enhancing collaborations between Europe and the rest of the world. The research project will also allow the candidate to advance your career. Financial support is provided for 12-24 months (full-time equivalent). Funding allows the candidate to:
join a European research team that doesn’t have the candidate’s experience
establish collaboration through a research project with the candidate’s lab or the candidate’s country
gain knowledge in a European lab. IIF may also cover a return phase of one year. This will be spent back in the candidate’s country of origin, applying the experience that has been gained. To qualify for a return phase, the candidate must be from one of the International Cooperation Partner Countries. If the candidate wants a return phase, they must include details of it in their initial application. And the must specify the potential return host organization in their country of origin.
Duration: 1 Year (Extendable upto 2 Years)