News archive - Marie Curie Award (AWARDS)

What is a Marie Curie Award?
A Prize awarded to a researcher who has reached outstanding research results in any scientific field.

Who can apply?
Individual researchers of all nationalities, who have benefited for at least 12 months from a Marie Curie fellowship or a similar mobility fellowship from the European Community, can apply themselves or be proposed by a third party.

Which research topics are supported?
Proposals from all areas of scientific and technological research of interest to the European Community are welcome.

How does it work?
Eligible proposals are evaluated by a panel of independent experts on criterion 1 “Researcher”. The 10 to 15 best proposals are then reviewed on criterion 2 “Impact” by a Grand Jury, who proposes up to 5 Prize Holders to the Commission.

What is the profile of a Prize Holder?
The Prize Holder is a scientist of any nationality who has achieved a degree of excellence that deserves public recognition.

How much funding is foreseen for the Award?
Up to five Prizes of € 50.000 each will be awarded each year.

How can the Prize money be used?
There are no restrictions on its usage.

What will be expected from the Prize Holder?
The Prize Holder will be expected to participate in public events, which promote the European research careers, and contribute to a better understanding of science by the broad public.

How to apply?
Calls for proposals for this action are announced on the CORDIS website:
1st call publication: 22 December 2006
Closure date: 26 April 2007

Entry created by Elke Dall on March 13, 2007
Modified on March 13, 2007