Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA)

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The Marie Curie fellowship programme aims to foster the career development and further training of researchers at all career stages. These grants promote interdisciplinary research and international collaborations, supporting scientists from not only within Europe but also across the globe. Marie Curie fellowships are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards, aimed at supporting the best and most promising scientists.

Source URL: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/node_en

The Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) is a global network of researchers who have benefitted or are benefiting from a Marie Curie Action (recently renamed “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions” under the “Excellent Science” pillar of EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research).

Recent MCAA documents:
https://zenodo.org/communities/mcaa/
MCAA YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN6xI3hOV3DRtfDS0P6FSLA

History

The Association was created at the General Assembly of 23 November 2013 in Brussels, Belgium, with the support of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC). Matthew DiFranco is the Chair of MCAA.
The MCAA’s legal status is Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif (AISBL) – a non-profit international association. The Office is registered at Avenue des Arts 24 in Brussels, Belgium.


Structure

The MCAA comprises three management bodies:

  • MCAA General Assembly
  • MCAA Board
  • MCAA Executive Committee

The Board was elected at the General Assembly. Its members are: a Chair, two Vice-Chairs, a Treasurer, a Secretary and six Ordinary Board Members.
MCAA Working Groups

The MCAA has ten working groups:

Career Development,
Communication,
Events and Network,
Gender Equality for Mobile Researchers in Science,
Grants & Awards,
Information and Data Access,
Chapter Management,
Bridging Science and Business,
Financial Affairs, and
Policy.

MCAA Chapters

The MCAA has many chapters, throughout Europe and globally, among them:

African Chapter;
Argentinian Chapter;
Baltic States Chapter;
BeNeLux Chapter;
Brazil Chapter;
Bulgaria Chapter;
China Chapter;
Cyprus Chapter;
Czech Chapter;
France Chapter;
German Chapter;
Greek Chapter;
Hungarian Chapter;
Indian Chapter;
Ireland Chapter;
Italy Chapter;
Austrian Chapter;
Northern Italy Chapter;
Pakistan – Sri Lanka Chapter;
Polish Chapter;
Romanian Chapter;
Russian Chapter;
Scotland Chapter;
Southeast Asia Chapter;
Spain-Portugal Chapter;
Swiss Chapter;
AsEan Chapter;
Israeli Chapter;
United Kingdom Chapter;