This section has been created to facilitate the communication between FOROT Team, European Community Office, INAF-Arcetri and INAF-Rome Administration. Besides, applicants to Open Positions for ForOT will find here: tables reporting allowances (yearly, monthly, travel) and the Rules (Annex II, Annex III) of the Marie Curie Excellence Grant.

For those who wish to apply for open positions, please, read carefully the definition of Early-Stage Researcher and Experienced Researcher here down to verify if your professional experience fit with requirements.

Tables reporting allowances (yearly, monthly, travel)

  Monthly Living Allowances

Yearly Living Allowance

Travel and Mobility Allowances


Annex II - General Marie Curie Grants Rules
Annex III - "Marie Curie Excellence Grant" Specific Provisions



Financial Guidelines

   SESAM Manual
    On-line tool for Management and Activity Reports

   Vacancy Tool

   Audit Certificate

Definitions - Extracted from Work Programme

Early-Stage Researcher are defined as researchers in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research activity, including the period of research training. The reference period to qualify for an early-stage training activity:
- is counted from the the diploma giving access to doctoral studies (the degree must entitle the holder to embark on doctoral studies without having to acquire any further qualifications) in the country in which the diploma was obtained.
- covers the first 4 years of experience in research or the period until a doctoral degree is obtained, whichever is shorter.

Experienced Researcher are defined as i) researchers having at least 4 years of researcher experience (full-time equivalent) since gaining a University diploma giving them access to doctoral studies (the degree must entitle the holder to embark on doctoral studies, without having to acquire any further qualifications), in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or ii) resaecrher already in possession of a doctoral degree, independently of the time taken to acquire it.

E.Masciadri, 10/2006