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Marie Curie Host Fellowships for Early Stage Research Training (EST) are aimed at offering structured scientific and/or technological training as well as providing complementary skills. The training focuses on developing S&T techniques, but it can also include more practical skills such as research management and languages. The idea is to encourage participants to take up long-term research careers by helping them to enhance their job prospects.
The organisations providing the structured training would typically be universities, research organisations, industrial firms, SME's, or international organisations.
EST will focus on the training of researchers with less than 4 years of research experience. The researchers are appointed directly by the selected host for periods between 3 months and 3 years.
Proposals from all areas of scientific and technological research of interest to the European Community are welcome and there are no pre-defined priority areas.