Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) 2018 Call OPEN

Categories: News

Tags: MSCA-IF | Grant Writing | Fellowship

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 North American researchers to conduct research at a university, research institute, or company in Europe. The MSCA IF also offer an opportunity for European researchers to conduct research in North America.

  • DEADLINE of the call: 12 September 2018.
  • Please visit the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal for Call information

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 North America held a hands-on session on the MSCA-IF last September during our European Research Day 2017. You can find the recoridng of the entire session on our YouTube Channel: PART I & PART II

Marie Curie Alumni Association

The North American 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. North American 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


Follow the MSCA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie.Curie.Actions/


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