What is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship)?

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSC-IF) is the most prestigious postdoctoral fellowship in Europe which is granted by European Commission. It is intended to help junior researchers to practice independency to some extent in their academic career to become ultimately a group leader/independent researcher after termination of the MSC-IF fellowship.

Application deadline
September (for the fellowship to start earliest from next April)

Place of work
(Almost) Every country in the world

Duration
24 months for European fellowship
36 months for global fellowship

Results announcements
5 months after the application deadline (February of the next following year)

Success rate
Around 10%

Mobility rules
You should not have worked or lived more than 12 months in the country to which you are moving in the last 3 years before the application

Application process
The PhD holder (applicant) should find a faculty in a research institute and get his/her agreement to support him/her as a host. Then the applicant should write a proposal in the direction of his/her own activities and research area of the host faculty. Apparently the proposal should be innovative and highly risky in a way that in the case of success could enhance the applicant and host reputation in the research field. The European commission assess the written proposal and the proposal with the highest grade of evaluation will be granted. Currently (2017), the proposal with grades of around 90% and more are likely to granted.

You can also find more details about the study programs in various european countries such as admission requirements, the cost of student life, tuition fees and how to apply for a PhD programs.

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