ECM Faculty Focus
The European Commission, under the Seventh Framework Programme, has released a new Marie Curie scheme called the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES). IRSES aims to strengthen research partnerships through short period staff exchanges and networking activities between European research organisations and organisations from countries with which the Community has an S&T agreement, including Australia.
The Australian Government has a program to support Australian partners in a successful IRSES proposal. This program is administered by the Australian Academy of Science, and further details can be found at www.science.org.au/internat/irses.htm.
Under this scheme the Academy will provide, on a competitive basis, a contribution towards travel and subsistence costs for Australian research organisations to establish or reinforce long-term research co-operation through a joint program of short-term institutional staff exchanges of up to 12 months. The European Commission will support the travel and living costs of European staff travelling to Australia.
- clean energy technologies, bioeconomy (including agriculture, biotechnology and industrial processes) and climate change; and
- research in information and communication technology, medical and health research, and nanotechnology.
External Deadline: 27 March 2009