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- May 9th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised

9 May 2017 – Horizon 2020 is funding, through the MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions) Individual Fellowships, the opportunity for non-academic organisations to host a fully funded post doctorate researcher to work on a research project of your choice.

The Horizon 2020 MSCA Individual Fellowships 2017 call is now open and has a deadline of 14 September 2017. There are a number of different panels that can be applied through as part of the scheme and non-academic hosts are eligible for all of them. However, in 2016 and 2017 a new pilot panel called ‘Society and Enterprise’ has been introduced and only non-academic organisations are eligible as hosts. There is an earmarked budget of €10 million for this panel and last year, 48 out of 130 proposals were supported, giving a success rate of ~36%.

The opportunity allows organisations to attract an experienced researcher (post-doctoral level onwards) from outside the UK to spend between 12 and 24 months fully funded, working at the host organisation on a research and innovation project. The call is bottom-up, so applicants can define their own project, and both the host and future Fellow benefit in terms of knowledge transfer and the delivery of scientific excellence. As with all MSCA opportunities it is very much about supporting the individuals behind the research via training-through-research. Information on two successful UK projects are available below:

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the National Contact Point for MSCA, UKRO.


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