MSCA NCP Virtual Drop-in Sessions

​The UK Research Office (UKRO), in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), will be holding two further virtual drop-in sessions for organisations and individuals interested in applying to the 2020 MSCA Individual Fellowships call (call deadline of 9 September 2020) and the 2020 MSCA COFUND call (call deadline of 29 September 2020).

Aim of the virtual drop-in sessions

The virtual drop-in sessions will provide those interested in applying for the upcoming MSCA IF and COFUND calls with an opportunity to speak directly with the MSCA NCP on specific elements of their proposal. 

Who should attend?

The events are aimed at potential UK academic and non-academic based supervisors, and their prospective fellows, who are planning to submit a proposal to the Individual Fellowship 2020 call, as well as to those preparing a proposal to the COFUND 2020 call. The sessions are also open to research support staff who are currently supporting MSCA 2020 call applications. 


If you would like to attend, please visit the events page and register:
MSCA Individual Fellowships, Wednesday 22 July 2020 14:30-16:00 CET (13:30-15:00 UK Time); and 
MSCA COFUND, Wednesday 29 July 2020 14:30-16:00 CET (13:30-15:00 UK Time).

Further information on the events will be provided to delegates once registration for the sessions has closed.

Aim of the Individual Fellowships and COFUND under MSCA

Individual Fellowships (IF) are aimed at researchers who already have a doctorate or equivalent research experience (more than 4 years full-time research experience). They help experienced researchers to advance their careers and gain new skills through training, international mobility and optional intersectoral secondments. European Fellowships are held in EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and are open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe. In addition to the subject specific panels, there are specific panels for those seeking to work in non-academic organisation (Society & Enterprise Panel), returning from a career break (Career Restart Panel) or wish to return to Europe after a period abroad (Reintegration Panel). In addition Global Fellowships are based on an initial secondment to a third country and a compulsory 12 month return phase in a European host organisation. 

Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) provides funding for new or existing regional, national or international programmes to open up international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research training. Co-funding is available for post-doctoral fellowship programmes and for doctoral training programmes.

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