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Marie 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.

There are two types of fellowship:

1) European Postdoctoral Fellowships - fellows can be hosted at University of York, with fellowships lasting between 1 and 2 years.

2) Global Postdoctoral Fellowships - fellows would be hosted in a Third Country not associated to Horizon Europe (for between 1 and 2 years), with the fellow then coming to University of York for the final third year.

Summary of eligibility (please check full eligibility criteria in the funder guidance notes):

  • Researchers must have a doctoral degree at the date of the call deadline. At the call deadline, researchers must also have a maximum of eight years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date of doctoral degree (periods of inactivity in research do not count towards the time of research experience e.g. unemployment, employment outside research, long-term sick leave, parental leave etc. For maternity leave, for each child born prior to the call deadline, 18 months will be deducted from the experience in research unless the applicant can document a longer parental leave prior to the call deadline. For paternity leave, for each child born prior to the call deadline, the documented time of parental leave taken
    until the call deadline will be deducted from the experience in research).
  • Mobility -
    • For European Postdoctoral Fellowships (i.e. held at University of York), researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.,) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.
    • For Global Postdoctoral Fellowships, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.,) in the country of the 'Third Country' host organisation for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.
  • Researchers can be of any nationality. However, researchers going to a third country (as part of a Global Postdoctoral Fellowship) must be nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries (a period of legal and continuous residence within EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries of at least five consecutive years).

The 2021 Round opens on 18 May 2021 with a funder deadline of 15 September 2021 (please factor in University deadlines, which will proceed the funder deadline).

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main aims of this scheme?

• Enhance the creative and innovative potential of postdoctoral researchers
• Foster excellence through the implementation of a research project
• Provide opportunities for researchers to acquire and transfer new knowledge
• Provide opportunities to work on research and innovation in Europe and beyond 
• Support the return and (re)integration of researchers from outside Europe and to promote the career restart of individual researchers
• Bridge and encourages exposure to the non-academic sector
• Support researchers displaced by conflict outside the EU and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries


Do you have any examples of successful applications?



What is the timeline for this scheme?

After the deadline in September 2021, proposals will be evaluated between Oct-Dec 2021. The outcome of evaluations (i.e. results) will happen in Feb 2022. Prospective start dates for proposals will be between March 2022 and September 2023.

Who to contact with questions about applying

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

Information for Research Support Administrators

The following information relates to funder and University processes and is intended to assist members of Research Support teams (rather than applicants).


  • Standard University deadlines apply for submission.

academic supervision time to Marie Curie Fellowships -

unfunded

just wanted to see if this was something you would be looking at and advising depts on as part of your Fellowship role? (i.e. could we say that these types of grants should always include supervision time?)





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



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