Call for Applications for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2017

The European Commission has just launched its latest Call for Applications for appropriate funding for best, most promising individual,experienced researchers who move to another country for research, innovation, training and networking activities.

Are you an experienced researcher (i.e. in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience) thinking about your next career move? Individual Fellowships fund researchers looking to enhance their career development and prospects by working abroad.

CEU departments may use this opportunity to bring excellent young researchers to their departments or research centers for 1-2 years with full funding for the researcher and decent funding for both the department and the central administration.


There are two types of Individual Fellowships:

1. European Fellowships

  • Held in the EU Member States (MS) or Associated Countries (AC)
  • Open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe.
  • Can help to restart research careers after a break such as parental leave.
  • Can also help reintegrate researchers coming back to Europe.
  • Four different panels: Standard European Fellowship, Career Restart Panel, Reintegration Panel, Society and Enterprise Panel

2. Global Fellowships

  • Fund secondments outside Europe for researchers based in the EU Member States (MS) or Associated Countries (AC)
  • There is a mandatory one-year return period.

European and Global Fellowships can also include a secondment period of up to 3 or 6 months in another organisation in Europe, where this would boost the impact of the fellowship.


This action is meant to support the best, most promising individual researchers from anywhere in the world. Only experienced researchers can apply. This means you will have your doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.


All research areas can be funded. Mobility across borders is a must. Cross-sectoral mobility is also encouraged.


The grant provides an allowance to cover your living, travel and family costs. The grant is awarded to your host organisation, usually a university, research center or a company in Europe. The research costs and overheads of the host organisation(s) are also supported.

-          European Fellowships last from 12 to 24 months

-          Global Fellowships from 24 to 36 months


You submit a research proposal, including your CV. The proposal is written jointly with your chosen host organisation(s) (a university, a research center or a company).

Proposals are submitted in reply to a call for proposals. All related information such as the Guide for Applicants and full eligibility criteria can be found at the Participant Portal.

More informal bits of information can be found on the Facebook page of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

Deadline: September 14, 2017

Here is a direct link to the Guide for Applicants 2017.

For more information, contact Noemi Anna Kovacs via