MSCA Individual Fellowships. An Opportunity for ASEAN Researchers to Spend Up to 2 Years at a Lab in Europe. Call Now Open

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 Join 110,000 MSCA funded researchers by applying for your own fellowship!

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) support the mobility of experienced researchers (in possession of a doctoral degree or with at least four years of research experience). The Fellowships provide an excellent opportunity for ASEAN researchers to conduct research and a university, research institute, or company in Europe. The MSCA IF also offer an opportunity for European researchers to conduct research in ASEAN. The call is now open and will close on 12 September 2018.

Please visit the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal for Call information here

Support for your Application

For researchers interested in applying for the MSCA-IF there are a variety of tools available to support you in the application process.


Attached please find two handbooks to guide you through the application process, and help you prepare a winning proposal.

Also attached is a pocket guide to the MSCA.


EURAXESS ASEAN recently supported series of workshops on the MSCA including the Individual Fellowships, and you can find the presentations from these workshops here

Marie Curie Alumni Association

The Southeast Asian Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) can also help you with your application. Details here

National Contact Point Network

The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. ASEAN researchers can contact the National Contact Points in the country where their research host is located or where there would like to undertake their MSCA IF. The NCPs offer the following services:

  • Guidance on choosing relevant H2020 topics and types of action
  • Advice on administrative procedures and contractual issues
  • Training and assistance on proposal writing
  • Distribution of documentation (forms, guidelines, manuals etc.)
  • Assistance in partner search

The funded Net4Mobility project has put togther a map with the contact details for NCPs across Europe and beyond here


The German National Contact Point for the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) will be conducting a webinar on how to prepare a successful application for an MSCA Individual Fellowship (IF). The webinar will be held in English. It is explicitly aimed at international researchers who recently moved to Germany and are not yet fluent in German, as well as at researchers who are working abroad and are planning to submit an IF application together with a German [or other European] host institution. Details here


During the week of 22-25 May EURAXESS ASEAN will be organising a series of workshops for researchers in Singapore and Bangkok on the MSCA IF. Details will be announced on this site on 23 April


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Here is a link to a FAQ-Blog: https://mariecurieactions.blogspot.de/