Marie Curie Individual Fellowships FAQ and Events

MSC logo webThe European Commission has published a Frequently Asked Questions document regarding the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships call.

Want to know if you, or somebody you’d like to work with is eligible? Want to know how the four years of full-time equivalent research experience calculated? Is Switzerland eligible for this call? All these questions (and more!) are answered in the FAQ.

The PDF is available, along with all other relevant documentation for this call, on the call documents tab.

There are also still places left on the Information Events taking place in Leeds and London, on the 5th and 6th of May respectively. Find out more and register here.

*Please note we do not support the Global Fellowships offered on this scheme. Get in touch for more information.

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships – Call

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The Marie Curie Individual Fellowships Call is now open. These Fellowships are expected to add significantly to the development of the best and most promising researchers active in Europe, in order to enhance and maximise their contribution to the knowledge-based economy and society. This development is achieved through advanced training, possible 3-6 month secondments, as well as international and intersectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in the EU, build telling long term collaborations, and expand their research group size and quality.

Fellowships are either European Fellowships (EF’s) or Global Fellowships (GF’s). The department supports European Fellowships (EFs), which allow Fellows to travel to the UK and work with us in Oxford. Global Fellowships (GFs) are not supported because they pose a significant financial risk if the Fellow does not return after their secondment period (please contact us for more information).

This is designed for experienced researchers only (doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience), who, by the deadline, have been living in the UK for less than 12 months or are applying from another country. The 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.

The deadline for this call isn’t until the 11th September 2015, however if you can let us know as soon as you think you may want to apply, then we can assist you from there.

Innovative Training Networks (ITN): Information and Proposal Writing Events

You may be interested to know that UKRO are putting together a training event for the forthcoming ITN round, which has an official deadline of 13 January (I imagine the Oxford internal deadline will be significantly earlier).

The workshop will be held in two locations, one in Manchester and one in London. Both events will provide participants with an in-depth overview of the ITN scheme. Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format and the key issues relating to planning, writing and submitting proposals.

Full details can be found here (UKRO subscription needed – you should really get one if you don’t already have one!) and the link to the registration page is here.

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

The call for Marie Curie Fellowships are now open!

There are 3 types of fellowships available, all with a deadline of 14 August 2013:

The criteria are as follows:

Intra-European Fellowships (IEF): This is an individual grant allowing an experienced researcher* to move within Europe to pursue his/her research project

International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF): This is an individual grant for experienced researchers* willing to receive a research training in a host institution in a third country (outside Europe)

International Incoming Fellowships (IIF): This is an individual grant for experienced researchers* based in third countries (non-Europeans) willing to receive a research training in a host institution based in Europe

*What constitutes as an experienced researcher, in this case? The applicant must be in possession of a doctoral degree OR at least 4 years of research experience.

Please visit the Marie Curie Fellowships page for further information and contact me should you wish to apply.

Marie Curie Info and Proposal Writing Events

Registration is now open for the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships and Career Integration Grants General Information and Proposal Writing event, organised by the Marie Curie UK National Contact Point.

There will be three separate events, which will take place at the following locations:

  • University College London, 17 April 2013
  • Durham University (part of a NE Regional event) 8 May 2013
  • Queen’s University, Belfast, 13 May 2013

Registration for each event will start at 9:30. The events will start at 10:00 and close at around 13:00.

The aim of the session is to provide participants with an overview of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships (Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF), and International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)) and the Career Integration Grants (CIG). These sessions will also provide those wishing to submit an application with a deeper understanding of the proposal format and the key issues they are required to address in planning and writing their proposal.

Who should attend:
The sessions will be of particular interest to UK-based researchers who are interested in and/or are planning to submit a proposal to the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships’ calls, which open on 14 March and close on 14 August, or the second cut-off date for the Career Integration Grants on the 18 September.

The session will include a presentation on the schemes, which are the last calls under FP7. It is also hoped that the session will provide a forum for discussion, and to answer questions that applicants may have relating to these schemes and preparing a proposal.

Programme outline:
Each session will provide an outline of the Marie Curie Actions, specific details on the fellowships and grants action and the application form and guidance on planning and writing your Marie Curie proposal. There will be the opportunity to ask questions throughout the sessions. The agenda and venue for each session will be available closer to the time of the event, and will also be sent to registered participants via email.

Additional Information
  • To register, please fill in the online registration form available from the Marie Curie NCP website. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Those wishing to register for the NE Regional event at Durham University should register by email to: