Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers’ careers

European fellowship are open to Indian researchers currently within or outside Europe who wants to work in an EU members state or Associate country MS or AC.the  Mobility rule applies to the MS or AC i.e. the researchers must not have live,worked, or studied in the MS or AC for more than 12 months  during the 3 yrs prior to the deadline.The duration of the fellowship is 12 or 24 months and primarily covers the salary of the researcher.

Opportunities for Indian researcher:European fellowships may be attractive for post doctoral or more senior Indian researcher seeking positions and advanced research and or innovation training in Europe. Indian researchers are eligible for funding  under the MSCA European fellowships scheme.

Global Fellowships- Europe – India

Global fellowships are based on a secondment to a non-European country eg India and a compulsory 12 month return phase in a European host organisation.Global fellowships functions in the same way of Europeans  fellowships,but include support for an initial 12 to 24 months secondment for training period at the European host organisation. The researcher must be national or long term resident of a member State or Associated Country.

Global Fellowships may be attractive for Indian institutions universities research institutes or companies as they could receive full funding salary,travel and accommodation to host post doctoral or more senior European researchers at their laboratory to conduct research for one to two years.

What Can be Funded: All research ares in Science,technology,Engineering and mathematics STEM, can be funded .MSCA fellows come from a wide variety of disciplines- from physics to linguistics, and from health care to mathematical modelling.

When Can one apply:

The 2018 MSCA-IF call is expected to open on 12 April 2018 with a deadline on 12 September 2018 17.00 Brussels time.

How do One appy

You submit a research proposal,including your CV.the proposal is written jointly with your chosen organisations.

First find the right call on the participant portal

https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/get-funding/co-funding-regional-national-and-international-programmes-2018_en

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers’ careers – be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers – and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centers, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide.
The MSCA aim to equip researchers with the necessary skills and international experience for a successful career, either in the public or the private sector. The programme responds to the challenges sometimes faced by researchers, offering them attractive working conditions and the opportunity to move between academic and other settings.
The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation, from fundamental research to market take-up and innovation services. Research and innovation fields are chosen freely by the applicants (individuals and/or organisations) in a fully ‘bottom-up’ manner.

Types of MSCA:

Research networks (ITN): support for Innovative Training Networks

ITNs support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organisations.
The research training programmes provide experience outside academia, hence developing innovation and employability skills. ITNs include industrial doctorates, in which non-academic organisations have an equal role to universities in respect of the researcher’s time and supervision, and joint doctoral degrees delivered by several universities. Furthermore, non-European organisations can participate as additional partners in ITNs, enabling doctoral-level candidates to gain experience outside Europe during their training.

Individual fellowships (IF): support for experienced researchers undertaking mobility between countries, optionally to the non-academic sector

Individual Fellowships support the mobility of researchers within and beyond Europe – as well as helping to attract the best foreign researchers to work in the EU. The grant usually covers two years’ salary, a mobility allowance, research costs and overheads for the host institution. Individual researchers submit proposals for funding in liaison with their planned host organisation. Proposals are judged on their research quality, the researcher’s future career prospects, and the support offered by the host organisation. Fellows can also spend part of the fellowship elsewhere in Europe if this would boost impact, and those restarting their career in Europe benefit from special eligibility conditions.

International and inter-sectoral cooperation through the Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges (RISE)

RISE supports short-term mobility of research and innovation staff at all career levels, from the most junior (post-graduate) to the most senior (management), including also administrative and technical staff. It is open to partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organisations both within and beyond Europe. In worldwide partnerships, academia-to-academia exchanges are permitted.

Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes that finance fellowships involving mobility to or from another country

The MSCA offer additional funding to regional, national and international programmes for research training and career development. COFUND programmes encourage the movement of researchers across borders and provide good working conditions. The scheme can support doctoral and fellowship programmes.

The European Researchers’ Night (NIGHT)

It is a Europe-wide public event to stimulate interest in research careers, especially among young people. The activities are focused on the general public and might take various forms such as hands-on experiments, science shows, debates, competitions or quizzes. The NIGHT takes place yearly, typically on the last Friday of the month of September.

Individual Fellowships (IF) are a great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad. They offer exciting new learning opportunities and a chance to add some sparkle to your CV.

TYPES OF INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIPS

There are two types of Individual Fellowships:

  • European Fellowships
  • Global Fellowships

European Fellowships:

  • are open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming in from other parts of the world.
  • can restart a research career after a break, such as parental leave.
  • can help researchers coming back to Europe find a new position.

These Fellowships are held in the EU or associated countries and last for one to two years.

Global Fellowships

  • fund positions outside Europe for researchers based in the EU or associated countries.
  • 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.

WHO CAN APPLY?

This action is for 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.

WHAT CAN BE FUNDED?

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.

WHAT THE FUNDING COVERS

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.

HOW DO I APPLY?

You submit a research proposal, including your CV. The proposal is written jointly with your chosen host organisation(s).

APPLY NOW

Here you will find details of all active calls for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The information is linked directly to the EU’s Participant Portal, which provides all you need to start your application.

Advice and information can also be found through the National Contact Points and Research Enquiry Helpdesk.

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Individual Fellowships (IF) are a great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad. They offer exciting new learning opportunities and a chance to add some sparkle to your CV.

TYPES OF INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIPS

There are two types of Individual Fellowships:

  • European Fellowships
  • Global Fellowships

European Fellowships:

  • are open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming in from other parts of the world.
  • can restart a research career after a break, such as parental leave.
  • can help researchers coming back to Europe find a new position.

These Fellowships are held in the EU or associated countries and last for one to two years.

Global Fellowships

  • fund positions outside Europe for researchers based in the EU or associated countries.
  • 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.

WHO CAN APPLY?

This action is for 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.

WHAT CAN BE FUNDED?

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.

WHAT THE FUNDING COVERS

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.

HOW DO I APPLY?

You submit a research proposal, including your CV. The proposal is written jointly with your chosen host organisation(s).

APPLY NOW

Here you will find details of all active calls for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The information is linked directly to the EU’s Participant Portal, which provides all you need to start your application.

Advice and information can also be found through the National Contact Points and Research Enquiry Helpdesk.

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