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Introduction slides from the CASCADE-FELLOWS Kick-off meeting held in Nottingham on 15 May 2013

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    • 15 May 2013 CASCADE-FELLOWS KOM, EMCC NottinghamWelcome to CASCADE-FELLOWS!Professor Mike Symonds
    • What is it?• A new international post-doc fellowshipprogramme in Life Sciences• Co-funded by the EU through FP7 MarieCurie actions – People, Co-funding ofRegional, National and InternationalProgrammes (COFUND)• Centrally managed by The University ofNottingham as Co-ordinator15 May 2013 CASCADE-FELLOWS KOM, EMCC, Nottingham
    • 15 May 2013 CASCADE-FELLOWS KOM, EMCC, NottinghamA global programme…
    • Background• Previous Network of Excellence• Now being extended: old friends and newones• EU focus on jobs and skills, developingfuture leaders• Developing people: not just research• Encouraging good people to work in the EU15 May 2013 CASCADE-FELLOWS KOM, EMCC, Nottingham
    • Taking part• Fellows choose their own research projectand Host Organisation• Projects chosen by competitive evaluation(not for filling your own recruitment gaps)15 May 2013 CASCADE-FELLOWS KOM, EMCC, Nottingham
    • Benefits – for Fellows• Excellent Host Organisations• Support from Programme Office• Structured training programme• Build international network• Mentoring programme• Links with industry15 May 2013 CASCADE-FELLOWS KOM, EMCC, Nottingham
    • Benefits – for Host Organisations• Access to the brightest and best fromacross the globe• Extend existing research envelope• Network of new contacts• Potential long-term benefits from investingin people15 May 2013 CASCADE-FELLOWS KOM, EMCC, Nottingham
    • Key points:• 5 years: April 2013 April 2018‒• 93-95 Fellowships lasting 12-24 months• 3 open Calls (different focus for each)• Global participation• Life Sciences focus• Host Organisations provide 60% funding15 May 2013 CASCADE-FELLOWS KOM, EMCC, Nottingham
    • Global networking• Website www.cascade-fellows.eu• Social media• 4 annual CASCADE-FELLOWS Workshops• Spread the word!15 May 2013 CASCADE-FELLOWS KOM, EMCC, Nottingham
    • Global networking• Website www.cascade-fellows.eu• Social media• 4 annual CASCADE-FELLOWS Workshops• Spread the word!15 May 2013 CASCADE-FELLOWS KOM, EMCC, Nottingham