Dear MCAA members,

Summer is approaching, and we are pleased to present the fourth issue of the Marie Curie Alumni newsletter.

First of all, we hope you have marked these dates in your agenda – from 19 to 20 and from 21 to 26 June, two exciting events for Marie Curie Fellows and Alumni will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark:

  • MSCA Satellite event "Transferable skills: MSCA added value for your CV" (19-20 June);
  • 2014 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) (21-26 June).

Some members of the Association will be present. Do not hesitate to contact the Board with any enquiries linked to this special event.

In the fourth issue of the MCAA newsletter, you’ll find testimonies and advice from Alumni, as well as news from the Association and the following useful information for researchers:

  • Definition of the day: European Innovation partnerships: an overview of this new approach.
  • What’s new from the MCAA? Find out what has been happening over the last few months.
  • How one man has worked to improve mobility for researchers: an interview with Conor O’Carroll.
  • Special coverage radioastronomy: highlights from the seminar “Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace at the African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP)” and an interview with Gerlinde Bedö from Coriant.
  • 10 essential websites you need to know if you are looking for calls for tender to fund your research: these 10 websites list calls from a range of bodies and institutions.
  • During my Marie Curie project, my host country was… Switzerland: tips and advice from Marie Curie Fellows who have worked or are currently working in Switzerland.
  • I benefited from a Marie Curie Action – COFUND in the spotlight: 8 Fellows share their experience of one of the most famous Marie Curie Actions.
  • Five top tips on how to make a successful presentation at a conference: you’ll be prepared to present from now on if you follow these top tips! 
  • Special coverage Neurobiotech project: we attended the press conference which launched the Neurobiotech project at the European Parliament and interviewed Professor Carla Andreani from the University of Rome.
  • Ten minutes with…Li Songjun: this Alumnus from China tells us how his Marie Curie project boosted his career.
  • All you need to know about the European Research Area: a stage for developing attractive opportunities for researchers within Europe, ERA is intended as a unified research area and much more.
  • What’s next? Find out what’s coming up for the Association after summer!


The MCAA Team