Past magazines

01Waiting for the new Board – Interview with Roy Someshwar, MCAA Treasurer

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02A Marie Curie Story: studying samples that don’t work

PROJECTS

I wondered whether or not science and research were at all worthy during my last months as a PhD student. Once I had defended my thesis, I needed a change. I was willing to do anything to make this change in my life: beginning new projects, moving to a different place, changing lab mates, changing…— I needed a change.

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03The Benefits of co-funding – The new International Fellowship Mobility Programme for Experienced Researchers in Croatia (NEWFELPRO)

FUNDING

The "http://www.newfelpro.hr/default.aspx?id=63" new International Fellowship Mobility Programme for Experienced Researchers in Croatia (NEWFELPRO) is a Fellowship project run by the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (MSES). "https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/users/ivana-nina-unkovi%C4%87" Ivana Nina Uncović benefited from this programme combined with COFUND and had the opportunity to work on her project in art history. Read her inspiring story!

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04MCAA General Assembly & Annual Conference: Venice, 4-5 March 2016

EVENTS

The MCAA Board has made its choice amongst the various excellent proposals made by different member groups for the hosting of the 2016 MCAA General Assembly. The event will be held across two days in Venice, Italy on 4th and 5th March 2016. The winning proposal was put together by the North Italy Chapter, in cooperation with various local partners, in particular the Ca' Foscari University

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05Webinar “Overcoming EU countries' inequalities in science”

EVENTS

The Policy for Successful Researchers Working Group is organising an important online event on 15 March; this is perhaps the first time that the Association is reaching out to the whole scientific community and not only for the benefit of Alumni.

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06195 nations sign the Paris Agreement, paving the way for global climate action

EVENTS

On Saturday 12 December, with the COP21 climate change conference in Paris having already included three overnight negotiation sessions and now running a day overtime, the plenary session where an agreement was to be finally adopted was delayed by nearly two hours. Afternoon was becoming evening and rumours were circulating that a last-minute hitch could foil everything.

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07A peek into the second Horizon 2020 Work Programme – What to expect in 2016 - 2017

RESEARCH

The European Commission adopted the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme on 13 October 2015 and the first calls for proposal opened on 20 October 2015.

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08The Transport Challenge in the 2016-2017 work programme – a couple of things to note when preparing a proposal

RESEARCH

Within the newly published Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016–2017, the Societal Challenge 4 aims to achieve a European transport system that is smart, green, safe and seamless for the benefit of the economy and society.

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09Two voices conversation – Climate change

ALUMNI

Climate change is likely to affect all of us, which is why scientists as well as ordinary people are trying to find solutions. We had a conversation with "https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/users/riccardo-biondi" Riccardo Biondi (from Italy – Chair of the "https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/groups/climate-change" Climate Change group ) and "https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/users/bhavna-rani" Bhavna Rani (Marie Curie Fellow from India) to find out whether the concerns of an expert and a Fellow clash or coincide.

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10Interesting facts about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (2007-2013)

ACTIONS

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11Want to become a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow? Individual Fellowships (IF) in the spotlight

ACTIONS

he first Marie Skłodowska-Curie action (MSCA) grants of the EU Horizon 2020 programme have been given. We met seven of these lucky Fellows. Some of them have already started working on their project, others are still waiting; all shared with us their recipe for benefiting from an Individual Fellowship (IF).

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12Waiting for the new Board – Interview with Snežana Krstić, MCAA Chair

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13Waiting for the new Board – Interview with Axelle Viré, MCAA Vice-Chair

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14Waiting for the new Board – Interview with Kiran Kumar Chereddy, MCAA Ordinary Board Member

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15Waiting for the new Board – Interview with Mauricio Manfrini, MCAA Ordinary Board Member

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16Waiting for the new Board – Interview with Francesco Sanna, MCAA Ordinary Board Member

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17The MCAA German Chapter’s career seminar

MCAA

We met "https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/users/brian-cahill" Brian Cahill , Chair of the German Chapter. He shared news of recent activities he has been leading, and in particular how he organised the career seminar programme held in Darmstadt in June 2015. Would you like to organise something similar for your own chapter? Read Cahill’s advice!

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18The MCAA has become observer of the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE)

MCAA

We are pleased to inform you that the "https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/groups/policy-successful-researchers" Policy on Successful Researchers Working Group has become an Observer within the "http://www.initiative-science-europe.org/" Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE). We met "https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/users/marco-masia" Marco Masia , Chair of the Working Group, to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

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19MCAA as Dissemination Channel in two HORIZON 2020 proposals on Gender Equality: the FELIA and ViaGEP projects

MCAA

The GEMS (Gender Equality for Mobile Researchers in Science) Working Group undertook several networking activities in 2014-2015, resulting in good links and contacts with key European players on gender equality. These links were exploited in two proposals submitted to the EU call for proposals GERI4: - TOPIC: Support to research organisations to implement gender equality plans, a CSA of Science with and for Society of HORIZON 2020, namely FELIA (FEmale Life in Academia) - ViaGEP (Vital Accelerator for Gender Equality Plans) led respectively by the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and VITAE, UK.

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20An Alumna ran a half-marathon – join the race!

ALUMNI

"https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/users/inta-gribonika" Inta Gribonika (Latvia) is a Ph.D student at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She ran the Gothenburg half-marathon last May and shared her enthusiasm with us. She also invited other MCAA Alumni to join her – so put your running shoes on and join the race!

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