Plan your career to become a Marie Sklodowaska Curie Fellow; Individual Fellowships (IF).
Individual Fellowships support the mobility of experienced researchers (in possession of a doctoral degree or with at least four years of research experience) through European Fellowships and Global Fellowships (European Fellowships last from one to two years, Global Fellowships from two to three years). They provide opportunities to work on research in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. A Career Development Plan is established jointly by the supervisors and the researcher. In addition to research objectives, this plan comprises the researcher’s training and career needs, including training on transferable skills, planning for publications and participation in conferences. Mobility across borders as well as across sectors is strongly encouraged.
Because they encourage individuals to work in other countries, the MSC Action make the whole world a learning environment. They encourage collaboration and sharing of ideas between different industrial sectors and research disciplines – all to the benefit of the wider European economy. MSC Action also back initiatives that break down barriers between academia, industry and business. In addition, they reach out to the public with events that promote the value – and fun side – of science.
Individual Fellowships (IF) are a great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad. They offer exciting new learning opportunities and a chance to add some sparkle to your CV.
TYPES OF INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIPS
There are two types of Individual Fellowships:
- European Fellowships
- Global Fellowships
- are open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming in from other parts of the world.
- can restart a research career after a break, such as parental leave.
- can help researchers coming back to Europe find a new position.
These Fellowships are held in the EU or associated countries and last for one to two years.
- fund positions outside Europe for researchers based in the EU or associated countries.
- last between two and three years.
- the researcher has to come back for one year to an organisation based in the EU or associated countries.
Both types of Fellowship can also include a secondment period of up to three or six months in another organisation in Europe.
WHO CAN APPLY?
This action is for experienced researchers from across the world. Applicants need a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline. The fellowship is open to researchers of all nationalities across multiple disciplines. Furthermore, there are no age restrictions or career restrictions for the Marie Curie Individual fellowship.
WHAT CAN BE FUNDED?
All research areas can be funded. MSCA Fellows come from a wide variety of disciplines – from physics to linguistics, and from health-sciences to mathematical modelling.
WHAT THE FUNDING COVERS
The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs. In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project. The grant is awarded to the host organisation, usually a university, research centre or a company in Europe.
HOW DO I APPLY?
You submit a research proposal, including your CV. The proposal is written jointly with your chosen host organisation(s). The Participant Portal guide’s you through the process of preparing and submitting a proposal. The EU’s Research Executive Agency (REA) evaluates all eligible proposals, identifying those good enough to receive funding. The evaluation is based on a peer-review carried out by independent experts. REA then establishes grant agreements with applicants whose proposals have passed the evaluation stage.
Marie Curie Fellowship Application Deadlines
- December: Opening for application for admission to the masterclass.
- Mid March: Deadline for application for admission to the masterclass. The applications are reviewed by Health’s Forum for Research, and the applicants get an e-mail response at the beginning of April.
- Mid May: Marie Skłodowska-Curie masterclass at Aarhus University.
- May – September: The participants of the masterclass, their supervisors and the Research Support Office prepare the proposals.
- Mid September: Deadline at the European Commission for submission of Marie Curie Individual Fellowship proposals.
- February: Results are announced by the European Commission.
- Summer: If a proposal is successful, the Marie Curie fellowship postdoc 2020 fellowship starts at Health.
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