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My winning proposal: A Marie Curie hole in one

When your first funding bid scoops a Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship, one of Europe’s most coveted awards, you must be doing something right. Industrial ecologist David Font Vivanco tells Eleni Courea how he avoided rookie errors.

The success rate for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships hovers at around 17 per cent. So Font Vivanco was thrilled when his application, his first ever as a principal investigator, was successful.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships allow postdoctoral researchers to study any topic, anywhere in the world. There are two types: European fellowships for those who want to conduct research at an institution based in the European Union, and global fellowships for European researchers who want to spend time elsewhere.

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