April 8th: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions & Rubicon Information Meeting

Spending time abroad in a top research institute is an excellent way of boosting your academic career! Two important funding schemes aiming at supporting such ambitions are Europe’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Fellowships (formerly known as Marie Curie Fellowships) and NWO’s Rubicon. Both schemes enable researchers to spend 12-24 months (or even more, in the case of MSCA-GF) in a foreign research institution anywhere in the world. The Grants Desk team happily invites all VU and VUmc researchers interested in these schemes to an information meeting:

  • Date: April 8, 2014
  • Location: Atrium, 1st Floor, Medical Faculty, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 7–9
  • Time: 15.00–18.30


15.00-15.10        Coffee & tea
15.10-15.30        Anna Goedhart, RVO: Introducing the MSCA IF funding scheme
15.30-15.50        Helga Varwijk, NWO: Introducing the Rubicon funding scheme
15.50-16.05        Dinant Kistemaker, VU: Personal experiences of a Marie Curie laureate
16.05-16.20        Myrthe Plaisier, VU: Personal experiences of a Rubicon laureate
16.20-16.35        Marco Last: What can the Grants Desk VU/VUmc do for you?
16.35-17.00        Panel discussion, chaired by Bart Jordi (Grants Desk VU/VUmc)
17.00-18.30        Drinks

If you are interested in attending to this meeting, please send an e-mail to supportprogrammes@vu.nl, so the Grants Desk team knows more or less how many people to expect. However, a priori registration is not compulsory – feel free to drop in.

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