Call open: Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Programme (RISE)

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This Marie Skłodowska-Curie scheme aims at promoting international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges. It also encourages knowledge sharing and bringing ideas from research to market.

RISE enables international and intersectoral collaboration, based on short-term staff exchanges between organisations worldwide. The RISE programme is the successor programme of the previous IRSES programme.

Who can apply?

Partners get together and propose a joint project. Proposals should highlight networking opportunities, sharing of knowledge and the skills development of staff members.

Proposals should include at least three partners, which can be universities, research institutions, or non-academic organisations. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged to participate. Partner organisations should be from three different countries. At least two of these should be from the EU or Associated Countries.

Brazilian institutions can join a consortium as partner, but cannot receive direct funding from the European Commission for the secondment of their researchers or for other research, training and networking activities.

Participation of Brazilian Institutions is threfore open, but co-financing from the Brazilian side is needed. A possibility for such co-financing is through the Brazilian States Funding Agencies (FAPs), as some of them have published parallel calls to support such participation.

For more info see: "Guidelines for the preparation of research proposals in collaboration with proposals sumbitted to EU Horizon 2020"


Research staff of any nationality and any career level (postgraduates to experienced researchers) can undertake a secondment. Staff members working in managerial, technical or administrative roles can also be seconded.

Which research topics are supported?

Any research field may qualify for MSCA-RISE funding, apart from areas covered by the EURATOM Treaty.

How do I prepare myself?

- Familiarise yourself with the most important documents (Guide for Applicants and Work Programme).

- Watch a webinar with application advice held by the Irish Universities Association here.

- Contact the Brazilian MSCA contact point Elisa Natola at Confap : horizonte2020@confap.org.br

Deadline: 5 April 2017

More details here