Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) – European Fellowship (EFs) and Global Fellowship (GFs) 2018

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship 2018 – Individual Fellowships (IF) are a great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad. They offer exciting new learning opportunities and a chance to add some sparkle to your CV.


Also See : Scholarships 2019


Details of Fellowship

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) are aimed at individual fellows who already have a doctorate or equivalent research experience. This fellowship help experienced researchers to advance their careers and gain new skills through advanced training, international mobility, and optional intersectoral secondments.
  • There are two types of Individual fellowships: European Fellowships and Global Fellowships.
  • European Fellowships are held in Member States or countries Associated with Horizon 2020 and are open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe.

European Fellowships / India -> Europe

  • European Fellowships are open to Indian researchers currently within or outside Europe who want to work in an EU Member State or Associated Country (MS or AC). The mobility rule applies to the MS or AC (i.e. the researcher must not have lived, worked, or studied in the MS or AC for more than 12 months during the 3 years prior to deadline)
  • The duration of the fellowship is 12 to 24 months and primarily covers the salary of the researcher
  • Opportunities for India researchers: European Fellowships may be attractive for postdoctoral or more senior Indian researchers seeking positions and advanced research and/or innovation training in Europe. Indian researchers are eligible to receive funding under the MSCA European Fellowships scheme

Global Fellowships / Europe ->India

  • Global Fellowships are based on a secondment to a non-European country (e.g. India) and a compulsory 12 month return phase in a European host organisation. Global Fellowships function in the same way of European Fellowships but include support for an initial 12 to 24 months secondment for training at a “partner organization” in the Third Country (e.g. India) followed by a mandatory 12 months training period at the European host organization


Who Can Apply – Eligibility

  • This fellowship is for experienced researchers from across the world (including India)
  • Applicants need a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline

What can be Funded?

  • All research areas in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), can be funded. MSCA Fellows come from a wide variety of disciplines – from physics to linguistics, and from health-sciences to mathematical modelling

What the Funding Covers?

  • The grant provides €4650/month (monthly allowance, adjusted by country, plus a mobility
  • Allowance of €600/month and a family allowance of €500/month), In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project
  • The grant is awarded to the host organisation, usually a university, research centre or a company in Europe


Application – How to Apply?

  • You submit a research proposal, including your CV. The proposal is written jointly with your chosen host organisation(s)
  • First, find the right call on the participant portal:
  • Here you will find details of all active calls for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The information is linked directly to the EU’s Participant Portal, which provides all you need to start your application


When to Apply – Important Dates

  • The 2018-MSCA-IF call is open from:  12th April 2018
  • The deadline for call is : 12th September 2018 (17:00 Brussels time)