Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships for International Researchers

Applications are available for individual fellowships to support individual researchers at the postdoctoral level and beyond to work on a research project of their own design.
Marie Skodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) aims to
enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.
National Contact Points (NCPs) have been set up across Europe by the national governments to provide information and personalized support to H2020 applicants in their native language. The mission of the NCPs is to raise awareness, inform and advise on H2020 funding opportunities as well as to support potential applicants in the preparation, submission, and follow-up of the grant applications.
Applicants need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Course Level: Fellowship supports individual researchers at the postdoctoral level and beyond to work on a research project of their own design.
Study Subject: All fields may be funded – that advances researchers’ careers.
Scholarship Award: The financial support for Marie Sklodowska-Curie IFs takes the form of a grant covering up to 100% of the costs. Funding is calculated exclusively based on the unit costs set out in the work programme.
The European Union contribution and rates under this action are set out in Part 3 of the Work Programme 2016-2015 and cover:

  • The recruitment of the researcher to be trained;
  • Research, training and networking costs;
  • Management and indirect costs.
Scholarship can be taken in European Fellowship takes place in the EU Member States (MSs) or Associated Countries (ACs) and the Global Fellowships start with a significant period spent at a partner organisation located outside of Europe and conclude with a mandatory return phase in Europe.
Eligibility: European Fellowships:
  • The researcher must be an Experienced Researcher: s/he must, at the deadline for the submission of proposals, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience (as described under Definitions).
  • The researcher may be of any nationality.
  • The researcher must move or have moved (transnational mobility) from any country to the MS or AC where the beneficiary is located.
    Global Fellowships:
  • The researcher must be an Experienced Researcher as described under Definitions.
  • The researcher must be national or long-term resident of a MS or AC as described under Definitions.
  • The researcher must move or have moved (transnational mobility) from any country to the partner organisation located in the TC. The researcher must comply with the GF mobility rule as described under Definitions.
  • The beneficiary must be located in an MS or AC.
  • The partner organisation for the initial outgoing phase must be situated in a TC and is the entity where the initial compulsory outgoing phase takes place. The partner organisation in a TC must include an up-to-date letter of commitment in Part B of the proposal to demonstrate its real and active participation in the proposed action, and its precise role should also be clearly described in the proposal.
Nationality: Researchers of any nationality can apply for these Marie Curie Fellowships. However, the Global Fellowships and the Reintegration Panel of the European Fellowships are restricted to nationals or long-term residents of the Member States or Associated Countries. Long-term residents are defined as researchers who spent a period of full-time research activity of at least five consecutive years (without breaks in research) in one or more Member States or Associated Countries.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: A proposal is admissible if it:
  • Is submitted via the official online submission system before the call deadline
  • Is complete – accompanied by the relevant administrative forms, proposal description and any supporting documents specified in the call. See the Standard admissibility criteria for details of what supporting documents are required
  • Is readable, accessible and printable
  • Grant proposals must include a draft plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results, unless otherwise specified in the call conditions. The draft plan is not required for proposals at the first stage of two-stage procedures.
  • Furthermore, page limits will apply to proposals/applications. Your proposal must not exceed the maximum number of pages indicated in the proposal template (PartB). The system will warn you of the consequence of submitting over-long proposals. (Excess pages will be automatically overprinted with a “watermark”, after the call deadline.)
  • Unless otherwise stated in the call conditions, the limit for a full proposal is 70 pages, except for coordination and support actions and ERA-NET Cofund actions, where the limit is 50 pages. The limit for a first-stage proposal is 10 pages. For prize applications, any specific limits will be set in the Rules of Contest.
  • Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: Applicants need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

How to Apply: Proposals must be submitted electronically, using the European Commission’s Online Submission Service (SEP), by the supervisor. It is your responsibility to ensure the timely submission of your proposal. To avoid being late and miss the deadline, you should submit your proposal in SEP as soon as possible since any other successive submission overwrites the previous version. In the very unlikely event of a failure of the SEP service during the last 24 hours of this call, the deadline can be extended by a further 24 hours. Such a failure is extremely rare and exceptional. Therefore do not assume that there will be an extension.
Application Form
Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 14, 2017.
Scholarship Link

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