Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) call is now open for the year 2017.
- IFs are dedicated to individual researchers who already have a PhD or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.
- They help these researchers to advance their careers and gain new skills through comprehensive training, international mobility and optional inter-sectoral secondments.
- Promising researchers from anywhere in the world: all nationalities can apply
- indicative call budget: €248.70 million
- For Global Fellowships €33.70 million; distributed between the scientific areas based on the number of eligible proposals received in each of these areas;
- European Fellowships: €205 million
- €10 million is reserved for the Society and Enterprise panel of the European Fellowships.
- Apply online and applications must include the following:
- CV or description of the profile of the persons who will be primarily responsible for carrying out the proposed research and/or innovation activities;
- A list of up to 2 relevant publications, and/or products, services (including widely used datasets or software), or other achievements relevant to the call content;
- A list of up to five relevant previous projects or activities, connected to the subject of this proposal;
- A description of any significant infrastructure and/or any major items of technical equipment, relevant to the proposed work;
- A description of any third parties that are not represented as project partners, but who will nonetheless be contributing towards the work (e.g. providing facilities, computing resources)
|Subject areas||All disciplines|
|Fellowship amount||€248.70 million|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||14 September 2017|
Horizon 2020, the Marie Curie Actions are called the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA). This change better reflects the Polish roots of this extraordinary scientist who inspired and inspires the programme.
Awarding €6.16 billion in the period to 2020, the MSCA support research training and career development focused on innovation skills. The programme funds worldwide and cross-sector mobility that implements excellent research in any field (a “bottom-up” approach).
There are MSCA grants for all stages of a researcher’s career, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers, which encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA will become the main EU programme for doctoral training, financing 25,000 PhDs.
Endowing researchers with new skills and a wider range of competences, while offering them attractive working conditions, is a crucial aspect of the MSCA. In addition to fostering mobility between countries, the MSCA also seek to break the real and perceived barriers between academic and other sectors, especially business. Several MSCA initiatives promote the involvement of industry etc. in doctoral and post-doctoral research.
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