Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are research opportunities for training and career development made available within the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (2014-2020).
The actions are based on a “bottom-up” approach, where individuals and research organisation working in any area of research are invited to apply for funding.
Aim of MSCA is to support the career development and training of researchers, with a focus on innovation skills, in all scientific disciplines. New skills and a wider range of competences are acquired promoting mobility between countries and contacts between academia and other sectors, especially business (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index_en.htm).
The programme consists of five main actions:
- research networks (ITN) support for Innovative Training Networks devoted to joint research training and/or doctoral programme;
- individual fellowships (IF) support for experienced researchers undertaking mobility between countries, with the option to work outside academia;
- International and inter-sectoral cooperation through the Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges (RISE) for international and inter-sectoral cooperation;
- co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) that finance research fellowships involving mobility to or from another country.
- the European Researchers’ Night (NIGHT), a Europe-wide public event to stimulate interest in research careers, especially among young people
For more information on this regard please visit https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.
ITER project has received funding from the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No.[661396-ITER], Individual Fellowships (IF) Call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2014 (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/196092_en.html).
Starting date: 1.11.2015
End date: 31.10.2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow: Eloisa Di Sipio
Coordinator: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg