The European Commission, DG XII has issued an update on the results of the first three calls for Marie Curie Fellowships under the Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) programme. The calls, launched in January, June and September 1995, brought 5,885 eligible applications, of which 1,284 have been funded. In total, 54% of applications were in the post-doctoral category, with a further 42% in the post-graduate category. Since the funding available for post-graduate level fellowships is limited, the success rate for applicants in this section is very low. As regards the experienced scientist categories, restricted to institutions in less-favoured regions, the number of applications received was very low, and in fact more funding is available than the number of applications received. Of the 1,284 fellowships awarded, the greatest number were in life sciences (411) and physics (272). The fewest awarded were in earth sciences (58) and engineering (100). The most popular destination for fellows is the United Kingdom, followed by France and Germany, with the greatest number coming from Germany, Spain and Italy. Four more calls are planned for Marie Curie Fellowships, with closing dates of 17 June 1996, 16 December 1996, 16 June 1997 and 15 December 1997. Over 9,000 applications are expected in these four calls. The Commission would favour more applications with industry linkages, as the number in the first three calls was very low (42 out of 5,885). Applications will be accepted from Israel, in addition to the EEA and EU Member States.