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Marie (Skłodowska-)Curie fellows enjoy greater success in obtaining grants from the European Research Council (ERC) than their peers, according to a report.

The study from the European Commission finds that researchers who have held a Marie (Skłodowska-) Curie fellowship, which funds a period of exchange to a foreign institution, are more likely to be awarded an ERC grant for research excellence. This also extends to other internationally-recognized awards, with female Marie Curie researchers having a 13 per cent greater probability of obtaining high-profile awards later in their career than non-Marie Curie fellows, reports the study.

Other benefits of the programme include publication success, with Marie Curie fellows recording more articles in higher-profile journals and better citation records, finds the report, available on the website of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation.

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