MSCA Individual Fellowships

MSCA-IF 2019 Call opened 2019-04-11 and closes 2019-09-11. See below for application support.

A fellow can apply for one fellowship. A principal investigator (supervisor) can apply for several fellowships with different fellows. 

Types of fellowships 

1. European Fellowships (EF):

  • European Fellowship – Standard (EF-ST)
  • European Fellowship – Career Restart (EF-CAR)
  • European Fellowship – Reintegration (EF-RI)
  • European Fellowship – Society and Enterprise (EF-SE) – must apply with non-academic sector as host.

2. Global Fellowship (GF)

Time line for the IF-2019 call

  • Opens: April 11, 2019
  • Deadline: September 11, 2019
  • Evaluation results: February 2020
  • You can choose when to start your project - earliest start date in 2020; latest start date in spring /early autumn 2021

Apply with other organizations as your Host

If you are applying for MSCA-IF with another institution as your Host, make sure their country is eligible for funding in the 2018-2020 Work Program and contact your PI at that institution and also their Grants Office for advice and necessary information. EURAXESS is a good portal for researchers to find offers where organizations publish job offers and their expressions of interest in hosting IF fellows.

Apply with KI as your Host

If you want to apply for MSCA as a fellow with KI as your host, or as a Principal Investigator recruit a fellow, both the fellow and PI must be identified. As a fellow you must have a Principal Investigator at KI who is willing to host you. Grants Office can help you provided that your PI and Department at KI will support your application since the project needs co-financing at KI. For this reason we require that you fill in the KI application assurance, signatures are required from the PI; Head of Department (Prefekt) as well as the Head of Administration (AC). Send the signed PDF to Leave the original at your department’s economy unit for registration and archive.

Budget and co-financing

The IF project budget are flat rates used for salary for the fellow; research costs and a small amount for overhead. The budget does not cover the project costs at KI and therefore co-financing is needed. This is explained on page 2 of the KI Application Assurance. 

The total budget depends on whether the Researcher (fellow), at the time of deadline, has family charges according to the H2020 context. The budget is pre-set by the European Commission and does not need to be calculated. Please note that the EU budget is including taxes and social charges which will be deducted, as well as income tax. 

Family is defined as persons linked to the researcher:

  1. by marriage
  2. by a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the legislation of the country or region where this relationship was formalised
  3. as dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher

European Fellowships at KI

Co-financing needed is approx. 300 000 SEK.
EF Budget with family at KI:  €203,852
EF Budget without family at KI: €191,852

Global Fellowships at KI

If you are applying for Global Fellowships with KI as Host Organisation, you will go to a Third Country (Countries that are neither EU Member State or Associated Country) for the Outgoing Phase, meaning the institution in the Third Country will be "Partner Organisation". Please contact your supervisor and research support office at the Third Country for administrative details and also for a Letter of Commitment. You have a contractual obligation to return to KI for your Return Phase.

GF Outgoing Phase USA, return Phase to Sweden/KI: co-financing needed is approx. 390 000 SEK.
GF USA/Sweden, Budget with family: €265,059
GF USA/Sweden, Budget Without family: €247,059

Application support at KI

Link to the Call and documents can be found below.

KI submission instructions including how to create an application: see document below.

Eligibility information: see information seminar below.

For proposal writing: see Bootcamp below. 

For proposal feedback,  please attend the Bootcamp. If you are unable to attend the Bootcamp, contact 

Templates can be updated and therefore recommended to download from your application account.