Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - Research Fellowship Programme - European Commission
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - Research Fellowship Programme
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to 'blue-sky' science, are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development.
Individual Fellowships (IF)
Are you an experienced researcher thinking about your next career move? Individual Fellowships fund researchers looking to enhance their career development and prospects by working abroad.
There are two types of Individual Fellowships:
1. European Fellowships
Held in the EU or associated countries
Open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe.
Can help to restart research careers after a break such as parental leave.
Can also help reintegrate researchers coming back to Europe.
2. Global Fellowships
Fund secondments outside Europe for researchers based in the EU or associated countries
There is a mandatory one-year return period.
European and Global Fellowships can also include a secondment period of up to 3 or 6 months in another organisation in Europe, where this would boost the impact of the fellowship.
Who can apply?
This action is meant to support the best, most promising individual researchers from anywhere in the world.
Only experienced researchers can apply. This means you will have your doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.
What does the funding cover?
The grant provides an allowance to cover your living, travel and family costs. The grant is awarded to your host organisation, usually a university, research centre or a company in Europe. The research costs and overheads of the host organisation(s) are also supported.
European Fellowships last from one to two years, Global Fellowships from two to three years.
How do I apply?
You submit a research proposal, including your CV. The proposal is written jointly with your chosen host organisation(s) (a university, a research centre or a company).
Proposals are submitted in reply to a call for proposals. All open calls and related information such as the Guide for Applicants and full eligibility criteria can be found at the Participant Portal.
Advice and information can also be found through the National Contact Points and Horizon 2020 Helpdesk.