York has had great success with Marie Curie applications and there is a current financial award system for people wanting to apply for a Marie Curie to come to York for a day or two to work on their application with relevant staff.
The Department of Archaeology at the University of York invites applications for Visiting Fellows. These awards enable Fellows to travel to York and spend a few days with a nominated academic member of staff to develop a Fellowship application for submission in 2017 (e.g. Marie Curie/British Academy or other).
If you are interested in applying please contact the relevant academic member of staff to discuss your proposal. Please note that all travel must take place before 31 July 2017.
York has excellent outdoor experimental facilities at the YEAR Centre (see here: https://www.york.ac.uk/arc.../centres-facilites/year-centre/), which is a one minute walk from our state-of-the art labs in BioArCh for lipid analysis, DNA, isotopes, ZooMS, zooarchaeology and microwear analysis (https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeo.../centres-facilites/bioarch/) plus many other areas of specialisation, e.g. digital imaging, that interface with experimental and material culture research.
York has a large cohort of postdocs from all over the world which makes for a buzzing/collaborative environment. If you're interested in applying for a Marie Curie Fellowship in material culture research, you can contact Dr Little directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.