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    Horizon 2020: Overview of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Blazej Thomas, from the UK Research Office in Brussels (UKRO), will provide an overview of the opportunities for funding under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).

Duration 2 hours 30 mins

Course Type Presentation

Booking Status Contact Provider

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Target Audience: Academic/Research Staff, all levels

Horizon 2020 is Europe’s largest research and innovation funding scheme, with a budget of approximately €70bn from 2014-2020.

Blazej Thomas, from the UK Research Office in Brussels (UKRO), will provide an overview of the funding opportunities available under the popular Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.  The University of Strathclyde is performing well in particular in winning 14 Innovative Training Networks under the programme to date in Horizon 2020.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA):  MSCA provide opportunities for mobility and training for researchers from Europe and beyond.  Schemes include Individual Fellowships (experienced researchers), Innovative Training Networks (collaborative PhDs), and Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges, and are aimed at researchers at various stages of their career.  MSCA grants are bottom up in terms of disciplines and open to all sectors. 

UKRO is the UK National Contact Point for MSCA, and maintains close contact with the European Commission in Brussels, keeping up to date with the latest intelligence.

This session is aimed at staff across all disciplines. 

Staff will also have an opportunity to hear from Strathclyde MSCA grantees.  

As a result of the session / sessions, participants will develop an understanding of:

  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions such as Individual Fellowships, Innovative Training Networks and Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
  • the deadlines, application processes and evaluation criteria for each of the schemes
  • hints and tips from successful grantees
  • the on-campus support available for staff preparing applications for Horizon 2020
  • Support on offer from the UK Research Office

Delivered By: Blazej Thomas, UK Research Office in Brussels



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