VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships for International Researchers in Sweden, 2014

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VINNOVA offers internationally experienced researchers currently working outside Sweden who have a doctorate (or at least four years’ full-time equivalent research experience) in collaborating with private and/or public sector organizations. The programme offers a planning grant to cover travel costs for the researcher and enable them to establish a solid relationship between the two organizations as a basis for preparing a high quality, full proposal. 100 fellowships are offered. Application should be submitted till September 17, 2013.. VINNOVA – the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems – is Sweden’s innovation agency. Our mission is to promote sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation and funding needs-driven research. The overall objectives of the Mobility for Growth programme are to significantly enhance the innovativeness of the private and public sectors and promoting cross sector mobility. An essential element isto actively include the importance of human capital. The purpose of the VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming call is to strengthen qualification opportunities for international researchers through increased mobility opportunities, by visiting and working in Swedish host organizations. The overall objective is to contribute significantly to private-public or public-public sector collaboration and mobility as well as career development for highly qualified future leaders, in all sectors of the economy, with innovation skills in applied and needs-driven research..  The fellowships are available for pursuing research programme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? The mobility actions are open to all nationals and relate only to the transnational movement of researchers with strong support from their host organizations. A researcher under incoming mobility must be employed by one or more Swedish host organizations and have one or more cooperating international organization(s) supporting the structural impacts. An incoming phase would typically last 8
· 36 months. The mobility types defined here are suited to long
· term cooperation between at least two organizations; one from which the researcher originates and one or more collaborating organization.
Benefits of the scholarship: There will be no fixed budget for each call; rather, this will depend on the quality of the proposals and the overall programme budget: -VINNOVA funding 2013-2017: SEK 120 million. -EU funding via Marie Curie Actions 2013-2017: EUR 10 million. -Co-financing from applicants: SEK 100-150 million.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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