Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships -European Fellowship-

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships -European Fellowship-

Deadline: 11 September 2019
Open to: experienced researchers of all nationalities who have at least 4 years of full-time research experience
Benefits: living and mobility allowance, contribution to research costs, management and overheads


Researchers can apply for an Individual Fellowship (IF) if they have either a PhD or at least four years of full-time research experience after their graduation.

The choice of topic is open to all fields of research. The project has to be conducted together with a host institution that is either located in an EU Member State (MS) or Associated Country (AS).

Researchers who receive an Individual Fellowship have the possibility to include a secondment phase in the non-academic or academic sector within the overall duration of their fellowship. It is possible to do secondments within the same country or into another European country (MS or AS). The secondment should significantly add to the career development of the fellow and to the (scientific) impact of the fellowship. For a contract time of 18 months or less, the secondment can last up to three months. For a contract time of more than 18 months, the secondment may last up to six months. The secondment phase can be a single period or be divided into shorter mobility periods.

The application must be made jointly with a host institution and a scientific supervisor and has fixed call deadlines. The host institution may be chosen freely (universities, research organisations, universities of applied science, international organisations, enterprises, etc.). The host institution may not, however, be located in the country of residence of the applicant (mobility rule).

Fellows will play an active role in shaping their own training programme and professional development. A Career Development Plan will have to be established together with the supervisor, which includes training needs and research objectives.



  • Applicants may not have lived or worked in the country of their future host institution for more than 12 months during the past 3 years;
  • Free choice of research topic (“bottom up”) by researcher and host institution with a view to the researcher’s career development: from basic research to market uptake and innovation services;
  • Employment at the host institution for the duration of the project.


Fellowship for experienced researchers (PhD or at least 4 years of full-time research experience) for 12 – 24 months: living allowance, contribution to research and travel costs, management and overheads.
Optional: secondment to the non-academic sector (MS/AC) for maximum 6 months.

How to apply?

For application instructions, please click here.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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