Marie Curie Fellowships - Guided Tour - Tour 9
Marie Curie Fellowships
9. Is there any assistance available?
There numerous sources of help available to anyone interested in participating in socio-economic research activities. As a first step, answers to many common questions may be answered by Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (insert link to FAQ page).
The programme has a network of National Contact Points (NCPs) located in Member and Associated States. National Contact Points are available to answer queries relating to the different activities of the Human Potential Programme. Depending on the resources available to each contact point, NCPs may be able to help in a number of ways, for example by:
- providing advice on administrative procedures and contractual issues (e.g. role and responsibilities of participants in a consortium, eligible costs, rights and obligations of contractors …)
- Assist organisations, in particular new actors with a view to preparing proposals;
- Organise training seminars for specific target groups (SMEs, Universities, professional organisations, etc.) or on specific topics (contractual aspects, modalities for participation, research areas covered, etc.)
There are numerous helpdesks availableto provide information:
1. Human Potential Programme infodesk (as this is a general e-mail for the whole programme, please specify the Key Action or the specific activity of interest in the subject line).Telephone: +32 2 2950843
2. CORDIS helpdesk a central point for all users of the CORDIS server for information on the Fifth Framework Programme, partner search, etc.
3. The IPR helpdesk for information on patents, trade marks, copyright and other Intellectual Property (IP) issues.
4. The ProTool helpdesk for help on how to use the Commission software tool, ProTool, to prepare and submit a proposal electronically.
Marie Curie Fellowship Association
The Marie Curie Fellowship Association may be a useful source of information, of an informal nature, from current or previous fellows, who may be willing to share their experiences. To find out more about the Association click here (http://www.mariecurie.org).