Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships for International Researchers.
Applications are available for individual fellowships to support individual researchers at postdoctoral level and beyond to work on a research project of their own design. Two types of fellowships will be awarded i.e. European Fellowships (between 12 and 24 months) and Global Fellowships (between 24 and 36 months). 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. European Fellowship takes place in 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 concludes with a mandatory return phase in Europe. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | European Fellowship takes place in 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.
Level: Fellowship supports individual researchers at postdoctoral level and beyond to work on a research project of their own design
Field(s): All fields may be funded – that advances researchers’ careers.
Deadline: 14 September 2017.
Funded By: Marie Sklodowska-Curie
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships are targeted for 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 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.
‣ No. of awards: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Tenure : The duration for European Fellowships (standard EFs, CAR and RI multi-disciplinary panels) is between 12 and 24 months. For the Global Fellowships there is a first outgoing phase between 12 and 24 months and an additional mandatory 12 months return phase, so the total duration of this type of fellowship is between 24 and 36 months.
‣Value of Scholarship : 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 201-201 and cover:
‣ Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) aim at enhancing the creative and innovative potential of Experienced Researchers who wish to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility.
‣ Individual Fellowships thus provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe.
‣ This Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here.
‣ It also develops or helps to restart the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience.
This Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is for 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.
‣ 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.
Selection Criteria for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
‣ Each proposal will be assessed independently by at least three experts chosen by the REA from the pool of experts taking part in this evaluation.
‣ An expert will be designated as the proposal “rapporteur” and will assume additional responsibilities at the end of this phase and in the following phases of the evaluation session.
‣ The proposal will be evaluated against the IF evaluation criteria applying weighting factors, both set out in the Work Programme. Proposals will not be evaluated anonymously.
‣ Proposals may be evaluated remotely. Evaluation scores will be awarded for each of the three criteria.
‣ All of the separate elements of each criterion will be considered by the experts in their assessment. An example of the evaluation forms that will be used by the experts in this call will be made available on the Participant Portal.
Notification for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
‣ Applicants will be notified in February 2018.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Proposals must be submitted electronically, using the European Commission’s Online Submission Service (SEP), by the supervisor.
‣ Proposals must be submitted on or before Thursday 14 September, 17:00:00 Brussels time. 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.
1. Proposal preparation and electronic submission
You will find all information necessary to prepare and submit a proposal for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions call on the call page of Participants portal.The Participant Portal contains the essential information to guide you through the process of preparing and submitting a proposal, including the Guide for Applicants. Proposals are submitted electronically via the Commission’s Participants portal – Electronic Proposal Submission Service (EPSS) before a strictly-enforced deadline.Work programme 2016-17 provides a detailed description of the action, its objectives and scope, the eligibility criteria, the EU contribution and the evaluation criteria.Guides for Applicants and Work programmes are revised each year, so make sure you refer to the latest version before preparing your proposal.The Guide and the Work programme are essential reading. However, you may also wish to consult other reference and background documents, particular those relating to negotiation and the grant agreements, which are available from the ‘How to manage my project ‘ page.
2. Proposal evaluation
REA evaluates all eligible proposals in order to identify those whose quality is sufficiently high for possible funding. The basis for this evaluation is a peer-review carried out by independent experts. The results of the evaluation will be made available on the call page of the Participants portal.
3. Negotiation and Selection
REA then negotiates with some or all of those applicants whose proposals have successfully passed the evaluation stage, depending on the budget available. If negotiations are successfully concluded, grant agreements providing for an EU financial contribution are established with the participants.
‣ Therefore do not assume that there will be an extension.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 14 September 2017.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarsh