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    SPIRAL H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This interactive session provides proposal development support to colleagues wishing to apply for funding through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship scheme within H2020. The session is particularly relevant for supervisors wishing to recruit promising researchers to Strathclyde.

Duration 2 hours 30 mins

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Academic/Research staff - all levels

This interactive session will provide proposal development support to colleagues wishing to submit a proposal to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) scheme within Horizon 2020 (next deadline: 14 September 2017).

The aim of the Individual Fellowships scheme is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researcher through advanced training and international and intersectoral mobility.  The scheme supports individual, transnational fellowships awarded to the most promising researchers of any nationality.  Applications are made jointly by the researcher and the host organisation.  Researchers must undertake transnational mobility in order to be eligible for the MSCA funding.

Participants will gain an understanding of the key considerations involved in planning, writing and submitting an IF proposal, including:

  • An overview of the types of fellowships and the funding model
  • What makes a competitive candidate
  • Detailed information on the evaluation criteria, including lessons learned from evaluation of both successful and unsuccessful Strathclyde proposals
  • Hints and tips on what to include in each section of the proposal
  • An overview of the application process

Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from a successful grantee.

This session will be particularly useful for colleagues who wish to host a fellow and are either currently preparing proposals for the 2017 call (deadline 14 September 2017) or planning to apply in future years.

Please note that UK universities remain eligible to apply for Horizon 2020 projects until such time as the UK ceases to be a member of the EU (the earliest this is expected to happen is March 2019).  Where UK organisations bid directly for EU funded projects while we are still a member of the EU, the Treasury will underwrite the payment of awards, even when projects continue beyond the UK’s departure from the EU.

UK participation in Horizon 2020 (and future Framework Programmes) will be a subject of negotiations over the next two years.  It is important that we make the most of Horizon 2020 opportunities whilst we are still members of the EU and know the rules for our participation.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • Developed an understanding of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual fellowship scheme; including what can be funded, the application process, deadlines, funding levels
  • Received detailed information on the evaluation criteria, as well as hints and tips on what to include in each section of the proposal
  • Heard hints and tips for a colleague who has applied for and been awarded an Individual Fellowship

Delivered By: Fiona McKenna and Martin Gregory, RKES


Participants will also have the chance to ask specific questions about proposals which they are developing.

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