What are the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships?
Individual Fellowships support the mobility of researchers within and beyond Europe - as well as helping to attract the best foreign researchers to work in the EU. The grant usually covers two years' salary, a mobility allowance, research costs and overheads for the host institution. Individual researchers submit proposals for funding in liaison with their planned host organisation. Proposals are judged on their research quality, the researcher's future career prospects, and the support offered by the host organisation. Fellows can also spend part of the fellowship elsewhere in Europe if this would boost impact, and those restarting their career in Europe benefit from special eligibility conditions.
All areas of research are covered, including STEM, social sciences, humanities and economic sciences.
Any Experienced Researcher, from a recent PhD graduate to an emeritus professor, can apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to be hosted at a research-performing organisation from any sector (public, private, non-profit, etc.), subject to the mobility rule*.
At the deadline for the submission of applications, the researcher can have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the host organisation for no more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline. An exception is made for the Career Restart and Reintegration options in European Fellowships; no more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the deadline. In the case of the Global Fellowships, the Mobility Rule applies only to the country outside Europe. All areas of research are covered, including STEM, social sciences, humanities and economic sciences.
European Fellowships: 12-24 months research in an EU Member State/Associated Country
Global Fellowships: 12-24 months research in a Third Country + a mandatory 12-month return period with a European host.
The Fellowship provides a living, mobility and family allowance to the individual as applicable and subject to a country correction cost of living coefficient plus Institutional costs of Research, training and networking costs and Management and indirect costs.