MSCA Grant Types
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) supports all stages of researchers’ careers. MSCA focuses on training of researchers with advanced skills acquisition and career development with focus on international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility as well as transfer of knowledge. The topic and field of research is chosen freely by the researcher in a bottom-up manner.
The ITN Call for 2019 is open and will close on January 15, 2019.
Upcoming ITN Calls:
ITN-2020 will open 2019-10-12 and closes 2020-01-09.
There are three subtypes of ITN:
- ETN: European Training Network (training of early stage researchers, optional PhD-enrolment)
- EJD: European Joint Doctorate (training of early stage researchers, mandatory PhD-enrolment and delivery of PhD-degree within project period)
- EID: European Industrial Doctorate (training of early stage researchers, at least 50% time spent in industry)
For the ITN subtype European Joint Doctorate (EJD), a Letter of Commitment is needed from KI, for which the Board of Doctoral Education has issued internal requirements. See also the MSCA-ITN information and instructions at KI.
Applicants: Fellows and Principal Investigators who are willing to host an Experienced Researcher (the “ER”/fellow). The ER must hold a PhD degree or minimum four years of full-time equivalent research experience at the time of the deadline, mid-September every year. The funding covers salary for the fellow for two years (European Fellowships) and three years (Global Fellowships), a small amount for research and a small amount for overhead.
2019-IF opens 2019-04-11 and closes 2019-09-11.
2020-IF opens 2020-04-08 and closes 2020-09-09 (indicative).
European Fellowships: Four subtypes
RISE: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
Applicants: Principal Investigators within a consortium or network.
2019-RISE opens 2018-12-04 and closes 2019-04-02.
2020-RISE opens 2019-12-05 and closes 2020-04-07.
COFUND: Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes
Applicants: Organisations/Principal Investigators with a consortium that have a funded PhD or Postdoc Program searching for top-up.
2019-COFUND opens 2019-04-04 and closes 2019-09-26.
2020-COFUND opens 2020-04-08 and closes 2020-09-29.