Call for proposal People FP7-PEOPLE-IRG-2008 FP7 Closed!


This call for proposal is located in the People work programme in order to support the further development and consolidation of the European Research Area, the People Specific Programme's overall strategic objective is to make Europe more attractive for the best researchers.
The actions under the 'People' Specific Programme address researchers at all stages of their careers, in both public and private sectors. Researchers are of at least postgraduate or equivalent level and are classified on the basis of professional experience.

The objective of this action is to reinforce the attractiveness of Europe by encouraging European researchers who have carried out research outside Europe for at least 3 years, to reintegrate in a Member State or in an Associated country in order to contribute to European research and transfer the knowledge they have acquired in a third country, by offering them the opportunity to capitalise in Europe on their experience. It is aimed at countering European brain drain to third countries. It should also allow the development of lasting co-operation with the scientific and/or industrial environment of the third country from which they have returned.


Support for training and career development of researchers - Marie Curie International Reintegration Grants.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 17,00 Million EUR (None)

All the important deadlines

  • 03 April 2008 - 13 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 08 October 2008 - 13 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • People FP7-PEOPLE-IRG-2008 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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