HUMAN POTENTIAL & QUALITY OF LIFE PROGRAMME Training and Mobility in FP5 : Brief Overview & Future Perspectives CONSUMER FOCUS WORKSHOP Brussels, 15-16 November 2001 Alessandra Luchetti Achim Boenke European Commission European Commission Research Directorate-General Research Directorate-General Directorate D - European Research Area : the human factor Directorate E Life Sciences D5- Third Country Fellowships E.2 Food, Nutrition & Health Email : email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Training Networks To promote training through research within top-quality International Research projects By financing the transnational appointment of young researchers and By financing collaboration and mobility among research (and technical) staff working in the network project
Research Training Networks A total of 249 networks funded within the previous TMR Programme (4FP) 167 networks funded following the first call (deadline 2d June 1999) and currently running 580 networks submitted following the second and last call (deadline 4 May 2001)evaluated. Approximately 75 networks are expected to be funded
System of Marie Curie Fellowships Individual fellowships • awarded to young post-doctoral researchers Return fellowships Experienced researchers fellowships • to aid less-favoured regions & to promote industry/academia interactions Industry host fellowships • awarded to industrial enterprises to host young researchers Development host fellowships • awarded to research institutions in less-favoured regions Stays for PhD students at training sites • awarded to training sites to host short stays by PhD students Individual Host
Marie Curie Fellowships Type 1: Marie Curie individual fellowships • Application by the researcher (jointly with the host institution) • Commission selects the fellow • Commission contract with the host institution; host offers work contract to researcher • Selected researcher cannot be substituted • Monitoring of fellows by the Commission • Individual Fellowships offered • Individual Fellowships (post-doctoral level) • Return Fellowships • Experienced Researchers Fellowships
Marie Curie Fellowships Type 2: Marie Curie host fellowships • Application by the host institution for a number of fellow-months • Commission selects host • Selected hosts advertise open fellowship positions (incl. on the Commission web site) • Host selects research fellows (Confirmation by the Commission) • Monitoring of the fellows + scientific audits to ensure quality • Host Fellowships offered • Industry Host Fellowships • Development Host Fellowships • Stays for PhD students at Training Sites
Deadlines for Marie Curie Fellowships * Open call ** This includes Industry Host Fellowships, Training Sites and Development Host Fellowships
Selection results of Marie Curie Individual Fellowships 2000
Selection results of Marie Curie Host Fellowships 2000
THE“ IMPROVING HUMAN RESEARCH POTENTIAL” PROGRAMME AND THE INCO - DEV BURSARIES INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION INCO-DEV BURSARIES - Built on the experience of earlier schemes - Young researchers < 40 - From Developing Countries & Emerging Economies - Linked to EU funded RTD projects - 6 months maximum in EU RTD laboratory JAPAN FELLOWSHIPS - Young (<32 years) from Member/Associated States - Two Years in Japan; - Industrially Oriented Laboratory - Closing Date 1st March 2002 More information on both issues : http://www.cordis.lu/inco2/calls
Examples of Marie Curie Host Fellowships in Relation to Consumer Sciences • Contract n° QLK1-CT2000-60080 • Core Project Title : Consumer Psychology: Understanding Food Choice & • Its Effects on Psychological Well-Being • Brief Description : • Research on decision making, preference development, implicit learning, • social cognition, habit formation, or choice/purchase behavior. • The first activity is intended to enhance understanding of the dynamics of • liking, and behavioral change, and their effects on consumer preferences • and habits. • The second activity is intended to enhance understanding of how new • technologies will affect consumer preferences and behavior in the future, • especially with regard to new technology for the home, and interfacing with • information systems.
Examples of Marie Curie Host Fellowships in Relation to Food Sciences • Contract n° QLK5-CT1999-50510 • Core Project Title : Unlocking the Potential of Dietary Phytochemicals: • Exploitation, Risks and Benefits • Brief Description : • Generate information regarding the relative bioavailability of flavonoids • from foods, functional foods and supplements is lacking. • Obtain information whether increasing flavonoid intakes leads to increased • absorption, or whether the absorptive processes are saturated at normal • dietary intake levels. • Determine the relative bioavailability of quercetin (a flavonol) from a • natural food source (onions), from food containing increased levels of • quercetin (conventionally-bred high quercetin onions), and from dietary • supplements. • Investigate whether there is an upper limit for the absorption of quercetin. • Perform carefully controlled intervention studies on human volunteers.
Structuring the ERAHuman Resources and Mobility To support the development of world class human resources in all regions of the Community by : - promoting transnational mobility - developing expertise / knowledge transfer - supporting excellence - making Europe more attractive to third country researchers
Structuring the ERAHuman Resources and Mobility Global support measures for research actions organizations envisaged for the hosting of European and third country researchers Individual support measures for researchers Re-integration mechanisms/ return mechanisms National or regional programmes in support of researcher mobility Support for European research teams of the highest level of excellence Scientific prizes
Structuring the ERAHuman Resources and Mobility Proposed actions :1. HOST DRIVEN ACTIONS 2. INDIVIDUAL DRIVEN ACTION 3. EXCELLENCE PROMOTION AND RECOGNITIONProposed Budget (2002-2006) : 1800 M€
For more information: http://www.cordis.lu/improving