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titleMarie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships - Overview

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (formally Individual Fellowships) are an individual grant for postdoctoral researchers to support mobility, research projects and training.

Timeline:

The 2021 Round is open in June 2021 2022 Round opened in May 2022 with a funder deadline of 12 October 202114 September 2022 (please note that the University deadline will precede the funder deadline).

Results would likely be expected in Feb/March 20222023.


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titleLink to Funder Guidance:

The funder Important resources from the European Commission:

has not yet been released, but more
  • More information can
be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/postdoctoral-fellowshipsSupervision guidelines can be found here.


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titleExamples of successful applications

Some previous applicants have been kind enough to offer to share their applications (and the evaluation reports) with departments, supervisors and applications. However, as these documents are sensitive, we will be protecting them. To request access:

  • If you're a member of the University, please click on the application link below and select 'request access'.
  • If you want to share the application with an applicant that you're working with, please email fellowships@york.ac.uk with their name and email address.

Mathematics Archaeology - PartAut POUR -  Szakács Serna (20172020)

Environment - Space for Giants - Nyumba (2020)

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titleFrequently Asked Questions

How are issues around the Covid pandemic being incorporated into the application process?

The European Commission's FAQs on Covid can be found here.
Mathematics - PartAut - Szakács (2017)



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titleWho to contact with questions about applying

Your Department's Research Support Office: https://www.york.ac.uk/staff/research/research-administrators/



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titleInformation and Support - for departments, supervisors and applicants

Support from UoY:York

Key document - UoY Guidance and Tips (for deptsDepartments, supervisors, and can also be shared with applicants) - link

UoY Past UoY Past success rates (for depts, supervisors) - link

UoY Introductory Event for Departments - 16 June 2021 - link to recording  (Sign in with SSO; Passcode: S4qk27u^ ) - (no slides we presented)

UoY Event for Applicants - Date TBC, anticipated late August/early September - details will be shared with departments shortly

Departments, supervisors)


Other support/training available

Taryn Bell (Fellowship Coordinator) can provide 1:1 support to applicants and Departments up until the submission deadline of 14 September 2022. Please allow enough time before the deadline - we are unable to guarantee help with an application if first contact is made after 1 September. Please email fellowships@york.ac.uk to book an appointment.

The UK Research Office (UKRO) is the European office of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), that the University of York subscribes to. They have several recorded webinars that provide support for this Postdoctoral Fellowships Callcall, including an overview (including eligibility rules), practical matters,  and the and the process for submission and evaluation. These can be accessed via the UKRO Marie Skłodowska-Curie events page.The Net4Mobility group currently have last year’s handbook with tips to write Part B available on their pages: https://www.net4mobilityplus.eu/scientific-community/ (note that there may be changes for this year’s scheme) (you will need to register with UKRO to access these links). You can also contact them for free information and advice on any Horizon Europe funding.

Applicants can find additional support through the MSCA-NET website, which is integrating relevant information for the 2022 MSCA calls. This replaces the Net4Mobility project used in previous years. The MSCA-NET website includes an FAQ section for each MSCA call, as well as links to the MSCA matchmaking platform.


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titleInformation for Research Support Administrators

Worktribe costing

If you are preparing a Worktribe costing for a candidate, please get in touch with your contact RGO, who will be able be able to support you. A link to the costings template was shared via YRAF on 2nd August 2021 in the email "Horizon Europe Marie Curie Costings - updated guidance for WorkTribe".

Including the supervisor's time

As per the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC), an estimate of the cost of the supervisor's time on the project should be included in the Worktribe costing (even though this cannot be recovered from the funder). There is no set recommended FTE, but the estimate of time spent on the project should be as accurate a reflection as possible.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with your RGO contact.



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