Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships Actions Info-Day
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, we will not organise any Info-day about the Marie Sklodowska.Curie Individual Fellowships. However, as the call is identical as last year's you may revisit last year's. Find below the presentations of the MSCA InfoDay we organised at Universitat Pompeu Fabra last year:
- Introduction to the MSCA-IF call (Josep Niubò);
- Tips from a MSCA Evaluator (Dr. Georgios Giannoulis Giannoulopoulos;
- Tips from a current MSCA Fellow (Dr Judit Chamorro-Servent).
Calls for Expressions for Interest (EoI)
Social Sciences and Humanities
- Prof. Marco Madella and Prof. Carla Lancelotti are willing to receive EoIs of potential candidates for projects on a) the historical relationships between human societies and their ecological settings within a long durée approach; b) the application of quantitative methods for the development of models in social sciences and history c) the promotion of new interdisciplinary research for improving our understanding of cultural change and historical processes. Application deadline: 30/04/21. See the call on Euraxess webiste.
- Prof. Daniele Cozzoli is willing to receive EoIs of potential candidates working within the frame of his research interests : the circulation of knowledge during the Cold War, Soviet science; scientific expeditions to South America; science, technology, medicine and colonialism; cience, technology, medicine nation-building and empires; early-modern science and culture; scientific emigration. Application deadline: 30/05/21. See the call on Euraxess webiste.
Experimental and Health Sciences
- Prof. Elena Hidalgo is willing to receive EoIs of potential candidates for projects on redox biology, protein quality control and aging. Application deadline: 30/06/21. See the call on Euraxess webiste.
- Prof. José Ayté is willing to receive EoIs of potential candidates for projects on Cell Cycle Control. Application deadline: 30/06/21. See the call on Euraxess webiste.
Engineering Information and Communication Technologies
- Prof. Ralph Gregor Andrzejak is willing to receive EoIs of potential candidates for projects on for an area connecting physics, applied mathematics, dynamical system theory, and neuroscience. Application deadline: 17/05/21. See the call on Euraxess webiste.
Skills and career development
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions support researchers to establish themselves on a more stable career path and to ensure that they can achieve an appropriate work/life balance, taking into account their family situation. These actions support the career development and training of researchers - with a focus on innovation skills - in all scientific disciplines through worldwide and cross-sector mobility. For this, the MSCA provide grants at all stages of researchers' careers, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers, and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. They are open to all domains of research and innovation, from basic research up to market take-up and innovation services. Research and innovation fields as well as sectors are chosen freely by the applicants in a fully bottom-up manner. The MSCA will become the main EU programme for doctoral training, funding 25 000 PhDs. Endowing researchers with new skills and a wider range of competences, while offering them attractive working conditions, is a crucial aspect of the MSCA. In addition to mobility between countries, the MSCA also seek to break the real and perceived barriers between academic and other sectors, especially business.
The MSCA follow a "bottom-up" approach, i.e. individuals and organisations working in any area of research can apply for funding. Several MSCA initiatives promote the involvement of industry etc. in doctoral and post-doctoral research.The Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions ensure excellent and innovative research training as well as attractive career and knowledge-exchange opportunities through cross-border and cross-sector mobility of researchers, to better prepare them for current and future societal challenges.
Mobility rule: at the time of the relevant deadline for submission of proposals (IF) or recruitment by the host organisation (ITN) researchers shall not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
IF are designed to support experienced researchers undertaking mobility between countries. Their objectives are to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers and to provide opportunities to acquire new knowledge, work on research projects in a European context or outside Europe, resume a career or return to Europe.IF expect to help releasing the full potential of researchers and to catalyse significant development at the same time that they strengthen the contact network of the researcher and the host organisation.
• For experienced researchers of any nationality (IF Global and IF Reintegration: nationals of EU MS/AC and long-term residents);
• Duration of projects: 12 - 36 months;
• Bottom-up approach
• Focus on career development, not necessarily experience.