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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

ROO internal deadline: 3pm on 10 September 2019

Transnational deadline: 5pm (Brussels time) on 11 September 2019



The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition at multi- or interdisciplinary level through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

Individual Fellowships 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. 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.

Fellowships take form of European Fellowships or Global Fellowships. Please read the Guide for Applicants (link below) for complete rules on eligibility.

European Fellowships (up to 24 months) are held in EU Member States or Associated Countries and are open to researchers of any age either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe. The researcher must comply with the rules of mobility in the country where the European Fellowship is held.

Return and reintegration of researchers into a longer term research position in Europe, including in their country of origin, is supported via a separate multi-disciplinary reintegration panel of the European Fellowships. For the reintegration panel, there shall be mobility into Europe.

Support to individuals to resume research in Europe after a career break, e.g. after parental leave, is ensured via a separate multi-disciplinary career restart panel of the European Fellowships. To qualify for the career restart panel, researchers must not have been active in research for at least 12 months immediately prior to the deadline for submission.

Researchers seeking to work on research and innovation projects in an organisation from the non-academic sector will be supported via a separate multi-disciplinary society and enterprise panel of the European Fellowships. The objective of this panel is to facilitate career moves between the academic and non-academic sectors and to open attractive career opportunities for researchers outside academia.

Global Fellowships (up to 36 months) are based on a secondment to a third country and a mandatory 12 month return period to a European host. The researcher must comply with the rules of mobility in the country where the Global Fellowship secondment takes place, not for the country of the return phase.

Researchers receiving an Individual Fellowship may opt to include a secondment phase in Europe, notably in the non-academic sector, within the overall duration of their fellowship. For a fellowship of 18 months or less, the secondment phase may last up to three months. For a fellowship of more than 18 months, the secondment phase may last up to six months. The secondment phase can be a single period or be divided into shorter mobility periods. The secondment should significantly add to the impact of the fellowship.


The duration for European Fellowships is between 12 and 24 months. For the Global Fellowships there is an initial outgoing phase between 12 and 24 months, and an additional mandatory 12 months return phase, so the total duration of a Global Fellowship is between 24 and 36 months.


The financial support for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships takes the form of a grant covering 100% of the action’s eligible costs. The European Union contribution covers:                                              

  • Living allowance, Mobility and Family allowances for the researcher (EUR 4,880, EUR 600, EUR 500 respectively per month of the fellowship). Living allowance is the EU contribution to gross salary costs. Applicants may not be eligible for Family Allowance; see the guide for applicants for eligibility requirements.
  • Research, Training and Networking costs (retained by the host institution)
  • Management and Indirect costs (retained by the host institution) 

Full details of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships and application requirements are available in the Guide for Applicants 2019

The Participant Portal User Manual provides information on how to submit an application through the EC Participant Portal. Further helpful documents and application tips will be made available to those who wish to apply.

General information on the call is available on the EC Participant Portal

If you wish to apply, please inform the following University contacts:

, Faculty of History, and (Director of Research, History).

(Research Facilitator, School of the Humanities and Social Sciences) can offer support with the academic contact of proposals.

The Schools of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences provides details on university procedure when applying for EC funding, available here

The History Faculty welcomes expressions of interest for BA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019/20. The internal Faculty deadline is 5pm on 16 August 2019.

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Individual Fellowship competition is now open. The internal University deadline is 3pm, 10 September 2019. 

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