Webinar on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) with specific focus on Individual fellowships

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Tags: MSCA IF 2020

    02/06/2020 - 21:00
    Belgium, Brussels
    02/06/2020 - 22:00

- Are you an experienced researcher thinking about your next career move?

- Are you interested in developing your career through research and training by working abroad?


- Do you wish to learn more about EU funding for individual researchers that boost scientific excellence and enhances researchers’ career prospects through developing their skills in entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation?

The European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) has diversified funding schemes suiting different level of expertise and institutional needs. This free-of-charge 1-hour webinar, scheduled on 2nd of June 2020 at 2pm Central Europe Time (!!) , will introduce MSCA actions with a specific focus on Individual Fellowships (IF). Any open questions that remain will then be addressed in a subsequent interactive Q&A session.

This webinar is entirely for free. The lectures will all be held in English. Registration is now open. Space is limited, and attendance is on a first come, first served basis.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth and investment by equipping researchers with the new knowledge, skills and international and intersectoral exposure to fill the top positions of tomorrow and solve current and future societal challenges.

The MSCA thrive by being open to all domains of research and innovation, chosen freely by the applicants in a fully bottom-up manner. They are based on the principle of mobility, and researchers can receive funding on the condition that they move from one country to another to acquire new knowledge and develop their research career.

There are two types of Individual Fellowships; European Fellowships and Global Fellowships.

  • European Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality moving TO EUROPE for their fellowship. These Fellowships are held in the EU or associated countries and last for one to two years.

  • Global Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality who are based in the EU or associated countries moving TO THE WORLD (including Korea) for their fellowship. These Fellowships last between two and three years. The researcher has to come back for one year to an organisation based in the EU or associated countries.

Both types of Fellowship can also include a secondment period of up to three or six months in another organisation in Europe.


MSCA Individual Fellowships are open to experienced researchers from across the world.

Applicants need a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.

All research areas can be funded. MSCA Fellows come from a wide variety of disciplines – from physics to linguistics, and from health-sciences to mathematical modelling.


The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs. In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project. The grant is awarded to the host organisation, usually a university, research centre or a company in Europe.


Applicants submit a research proposal, including their CV. The proposal is written jointly with the chosen host organisation(s).