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Talk delivered at the midterm review of the Dendreamers Initial Training Network as part of the training offered to the Marie Curie early stage researchers working within the network

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  • 1. Possibilities of financingCareer Development
    David Sayago
    Zaragoza, 30.09.10

2. Todays Overview
3. Where do we stand?
Who are you?
Did you want to be a researcher in the first place?
Who do you want to be?
Do you still want to be a researcher?
What does it take to become one?
To answer this question we may need
to make some considerations about the research career
4. Someconsiderationsaboutthe
Research career
5. PhD
Academic career path
6. PhD
Academic career path
FirstPostdoc
7. PhD
Academic career path
FirstPostdoc
SecondPostdoc
8. PhD
Academic career path
FirstPostdoc
SecondPostdoc

9. PhD
Academic career path
nthPostdoc
FirstPostdoc
SecondPostdoc

10. PhD
Academic career path
nthPostdoc
FirstPostdoc
SecondPostdoc

Short termscholarships/contracts
Mobilityisalmost a must
(transnational / institutional)
3 10 years
11. PhD
Academic career path
nthPostdoc
FirstPostdoc
SecondPostdoc

Short termscholarships/contracts
Tenure
track
Tenure
Mobilityisalmost a must
(transnational / institutional)
Stable position
Youmoveonly
ifyouwantto
3 10 years
12. PhD
The first will be the first
Weneedto catch therighttrain
FirstPostdoc
SecondPostdoc
Tenure
track
Tenure
3 5 years
13. Catching the right train
Plan your career steps in advance
Look for the best research groups and join them
The best research groups are not only those that publish in Nature and Science, but those who will care about your career
When doing research, try to be creative, take some risks, fight for your independence
Do not follow your heart, but your brain
14. Money isthekey
Getting funded
15. First step
Top research groups have money
Ask directly if they can fund you to work with them
If this does not work, you will need to identify the funding that fits your needs best
Good news is that there is plenty of money out there. Look for regional, national, international funding
16. First postdoc
European
National

17. European funding
Marie Curie actions are one the best schemes to fund postdoctoral positions
they fund salary and research costs
In your current situation you would be interest it in the following opportunities:
get an ER position in another ITN
Intra-European fellowships (IEF)
International outgoing fellowships (IOF)
18. ER position in an ITN
If you are still in your first 5 years of your research career, you are eligible to be hired as an ER in an ITN
Funding can be for 2 to 24 months
Attractive salary
gross for 2011 around 58.500 /year
Opportunities available continuously at EURAXESS
No need to wait for a call
19. Intra-European fellowship
For experienced researchers
To move within EU27 or FP7 associated countries
Funding for 12 to 24 months
gross salary for 2011 around 58.500 /year
mobilityallowance (1000/700 /month)
Researchcosts (800 / month)
20. Intra-European fellowship
One call per year opening in March, closing in August
2011 call open on the 16.03.11 and close on the 11.08.11
Application of an individual researcher in liaison with a host institution located in EU27 or AC
The proposal must contain a research project to be carried out during the duration of the fellowship
You need to plan this well in advance
21. International outgoingfellowship
For experienced researchers
To move from EU27/AC to a third country, with a return phase in EU27/AC
Funding for outgoing phase (12 to 24 months) and for the return phase (12 months)
gross salary for 2011 around 58.500 /year
mobilityallowancearound 1000/700 /month
Researchcosts (800 /month)
22. International outgoingfellowship
One call per year opening in March, closing in August
2011 call open on the 16.03.11 and close on the 11.08.11
Application of an individual researcher in liaison with a 2 hosts institutions (1 in EU27/AC, 1 in third country)
The proposal must contain a research project to be carried out during the duration of the fellowship
You need to plan this well in advance
23. For both IEF and IOF
Support from National Contact Points
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp_en.html
These calls can be found in:
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.FP7CallsPage
24. National funding
Marie Curie actions are being cloned at regional and national level (Spanish institutions lead this European initiative with 19 programmes)
Spanish Ministry for Science and innovation offer both outgoing and incoming postdoctoral fellowships
Spanish Autonomous Regions offer a variety of funding opportunities
25. CofundMC actions are being cloned!
European commission co-funds
Marie Curie cloning
National, regional and institutional
postdoctoral programmes are
being co-funded by the EC
with the sole condition they
have to resemble MC actions
26. CofundMC actions are being cloned!
27. CofundMC actions are being cloned!
28. CofundMC actions are being cloned!
Open positions under co-funded programmes can be found in:
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/people/cofund_en.html
29. SpainOther National funding
For outgoing mobility:
Becaspostdoctorales MICINN
Becas de especializacin en organismos internacionales MICINN
MICINN calls:
http://www.micinn.es/then go to Research/research careers
Several regional programmes:
http://www.euraxess.es/eng
30. Consolidation
European
National

31. Marie Curie actions
Marie Curie actions also offer opportunities to more senior researchers
International Incoming fellowships (IIF)
CareerIntegrationGrants (CIG)
IEF and IOF are alsoforseniorresearchers
32. International incomingfellowships
For top-class researchers active in a third country
To move from a third country to EU27/AC
Funding for 12 to 24 months
gross salary for 2011 around 87.500 /year
mobilityallowance (1000/700 /month)
Researchcosts (800 / month)
33. International incoming fellowships
One call per year opening in March, closing in August
2011 call open on the 16.03.11 and close on the 11.08.11
Application of an individual researcher in liaison with a host institution located in EU27 or AC
The proposal must contain a research project to be carried out during the duration of the fellowship
You need to plan this well in advance
34. Career integration Grants
For experienced researchers that have been offered an stable position in EU27/AC
Start-up grant of 100.000 for 4 years
NOTE: ERG and IRG do not exist any more
35. European Research CouncilStarting Grants
For outstanding researchers with 2 to 12 years postdoctoral experience
Objective: to become a consolidated group leader in EU27/AC
Start-up grant up to 1.5 M for 5 years
36. SpainNational funding
MICINN:
Ramn y CajalProgramme
Torres Quevedo Programme
MICINN calls:
http://www.micinn.es/then go to Research/research careers
Several regional programmes:
e.g. ICREA (www.icrea.cat)
37. SpainNational funding vs European excellence
Spain occupies the 4th position in the Starting grants competition so far
All StG holders in Spain have benefited previously from one of the following programmes:
Ramn y Cajal (MICINN)
ICREA (Fundacin ICREA, Catalonia)
38. Will I makeit?
Academic funnel
39. PhD
Academic career problem
nthPostdoc
FirstPostdoc
SecondPostdoc

Tenure
track
Tenure
Available positions
40. PhD
Other career paths
nthPostdoc
FirstPostdoc
SecondPostdoc

Tenure
track
Tenure
41. PhD
Other career paths
Research in the private sector
Big companies
SMEs
Spin offs start ups
Createyourowncompany
Forget about being a researcher
Research manager
Scientificofficer
policyofficer
other
42. Thank youfor your attention
and good luck!

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