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Mariam Benjdia: Ready to start a research career in Science Education?

Scientix European Conference, 6-8 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium

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Ready to start a research career in science education eac

  1. 1. Ready to start a research career in Science Education? European Commission DG Education & Culture Mariam Benjdia Brussels, 7th May 2011
  2. 2. Supports researchers mobility, training and career development Opportunities for higher education institutions and other bodies
  3. 3. Marie Curie Actions
  4. 4. MCA – Overall Objectives <ul><li>Develop European human resources in R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate people to enter researcher profession </li></ul><ul><li>Retain & attract (incl. return) researchers from around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Best practice working and employment conditions </li></ul>
  5. 5. MCA - Promoting passionate researchers since 1996 A unique scheme offering a wide variety of career opportunities <ul><li>Addressed to researchers of all nationalities , at all stages of their careers. </li></ul><ul><li>Open to all domains of research (bottom-up). </li></ul><ul><li>Application through calls for proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Selection criteria: S&T quality, Training/ToK, Implementation, Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Budget covers generally: salary, mobility and research budget for the researcher </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Most important European programme for researchers’ training, mobility and career development </li></ul><ul><li>50.000 mobile researchers of over 120 nationalities </li></ul><ul><li>Host organisations from more than 60 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 40% women </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented through People Programme (FP7 2007-2013) </li></ul>MCA - Promoting passionate researchers since 1996
  7. 7. MCA – Who is funded? 2. Directly after the PhD OR having more than 4 years of research experience 3. Having more than 10 years of research experience 1. Post-graduates ( E arly S tage R esearchers ESRs) 1. Directly after the studies AND less than 4 years of research experience 2. Post-docs ( E xperienced R esearchers ERs ) 3. Senior Post-docs ( More Experienced Researchers MERs ) 4. Public & Private bodies 4. Universities, research organisation, Companies, SME, funding bodies … A unique scheme targeting different applicants
  8. 8. MCA - Promoting passionate researchers since 1996 <ul><li>For ESRs: </li></ul><ul><li>Initial training of Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Initial training Network </li></ul><ul><li>European Industrial Doctorates </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Doctoral Programme </li></ul><ul><li>CO-FUNDING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-funding of national programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For ERs (and MERs) </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Fellowships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intra European Fellowships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Integration Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Outgoing Fellowships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Incoming Fellowships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Staff Exchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry-academia partnership and pathways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Research Staff Exchange Scheme </li></ul></ul>A unique scheme offering a wide variety of actions
  9. 9. MCA - Funding research in Science education <ul><li>SCIENCE ON TV Identifying best practices for successful facilitation of science learning through general interest television programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marie Curie Grant: FP7-PEOPLE-IOF-2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project start date: 2010-02-01 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EU contribution: € 153.377 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PROSCIE Promoting science: does it work? Evidence from program evaluation (PROSCIE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marie Curie Grant: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project start date: 2010-05-10 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EU contribution: € 165.540 </li></ul><ul><li>ANALOGIES - KAPON Analogical reasoning and conceptual change in physics education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marie Curie Grant: FP7-PEOPLE-IOF-2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project start date: 2009-08-01 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EU contribution: € 247.175 </li></ul>
  10. 10. MCA - Promoting science Reaching out 2011: all Marie Curie projects would have to plan outreach activities in the proposal “ from press articles to exposing students from primary and secondary schools to science” Example: Dr Marina Resmini, Queen Mary, University of London: School talks
  11. 11. MCA - Promoting science http://ec.europa.eu/research/researchersnight/index2010.html In 2010: 24 September over 600 venues of 250 European cities in 33 countries. In 2011: 23 September Reaching out
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention More information about the programme, Publications of ESR and ER positions : http://ec.europa.eu/mariecurieactions/ http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/index More information about the projects: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/projects_en.html
  13. 14. Erasmus Mundus - objectives <ul><ul><li>Enhance the quality of European HE through international co-operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the development of human resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote dialogue and understanding between peoples and cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote Europe as a centre of excellence in learning around the world </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer? <ul><ul><li>Action 1 - Joint Programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(including scholarships) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action 2 - Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(including scholarships) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action 3 - Promotion of European HE </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer? <ul><ul><li>Action 1 - Joint Programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMCs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-study scholarships for students and researchers of exceptional quality (worldwide) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships for academics to teach on EMMCs </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. What is an Erasmus Mundus course? A course (masters or doctorate)… developed and d elivered by a consortium of universities… located in at least three European countries and… co-ordinated by a European university (non-European universities can be partners)
  17. 18. What is an Erasmus Mundus course? Since 2004, more than 800 universities… have developed nearly 150 joint masters and doctoral courses … attended by over 10 000 students and 2000 academics from more than 140 countries… in a wide range of disciplines…
  18. 19. Erasmus Mundus - thematic disciplines <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural and Forestry Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art and Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Studies, Management Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and Information Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education, Teacher Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering, Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography, Earth and Environmental Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Languages and Philological Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics, Informatics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social and Cultural Sciences, Economics </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer? <ul><ul><li>Action 2 - Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>L arge partnerships between HEIs from EU + non-EU HEIs from a specific region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on co-operation and transfer of know-how </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S cholarships of varying length (3 months to 3 years) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor, master, doctorate, post-doctorate students + HE staff (training, teaching, research activities) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobility not linked to specific programmes (all programmes on offer in partner HEIs can be followed) </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer? <ul><ul><li>Action 3 - Promotion of European HE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2011, priority will be given to projects that: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promote European HE in specific geographical areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improve services for international students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>address the international dimension of Quality Assurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help strengthen links between European HE and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promote European study opportunities for doctoral candidates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promote Erasmus Mundus towards European students </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. G o to the Erasmus Mundus website: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus Select “Funding & scholarships - for higher education institutions and other bodies”, then: Erasmus Mundus Call for Proposals + Programme Guide , also “Need a project partner?” Erasmus Mundus – How to Apply
  22. 23. Thank you for your attention

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