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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.

Timeline:

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

Results would likely be expected in Feb/March 2022.

Link to Funder Guidance:

The funder guidance for this year's call has not yet been released, but more information can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/postdoctoral-fellowships

Supervision guidelines can be found here.

Examples 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 - PartAut - Szakács (2017)

Environment - Space for Giants - Nyumba (2020)


Frequently 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.

Who to contact with questions about applying

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

Information and Support - for departments, supervisors and applicants

Support from UoY:

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

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


Other support/training available:

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 Call, including an overview (including eligibility rules), practical matters, 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).


Information 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 support you. A link to the costings template was shared via YRAF on 2nd August 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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