How to apply for Individual Fellowships 2020 of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

Do you have research experience? Are you interested to boost your research career? Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions has invited application for Individual Fellowships (IF) positions from eligible and interested candidates. If you are interested then read this article to know the details of this fellowship program.

About the Fellowship

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship is an excellent research opportunity for the experienced researcher. This fellowship allows researchers to work abroad and boost their careers and provides new learning opportunities to experienced researchers.

Types of Fellowship

Individual fellowships are of two types:
European Fellowships:
  • European fellowship gives the opportunity to research who want to work in Europe.
  • Researchers will work in the European Union or associated countries.
  • It also encourages researchers coming to Europe from other parts of the world.
  • The researcher can also come back to Europe to get a new position.
  • In this fellowship, researchers can restart their career after a break, like parental leave.
  • Duration: European fellowship lasts between 1-2 years.
Global Fellowships
  • In Global fellowship, EU or associated countries based researcher get positions outside Europe.
  • However, the researcher will have to come back for one year to an organisation based in the EU or associated countries.
  • Duration: Global fellowship lasts between 2-3 years.

Secondment Period

A secondment period of up to 3-6 months will be there in both types of fellowships which is to be spent in another organisation in Europe.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should hold a PhD degree.
    He /she must have four years' full-time research experience.
  • Only experienced researchers are eligible to apply under this scheme.
  • Any national across the world can apply.

Funding Criteria

Under this fellowship scheme, research projects from any of the disciplines like physics, mathematical modelling, health sciences and linguistics etc. can be considered for funding.

Funding Details

The fellowship amount will include living cost, travel allowance, and family costs. Apart from this, research costs, the training, networking costs of the fellow, management and indirect costs of the project will be contributed by the EU. Fund receiving organizations will be usually a university, research centre or a company in Europe.

How to Apply

Interested and eligible candidate should prepare and submit the following documents:
  1. Research proposal
  2. Updated CV
The application is to be filled online on the link available at the website of Europian Union.
Note: The proposal is written jointly with the selected host organisation(s).

Last Date of Application: 9th September 2020.

Contact Information

If you have a query regarding the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions fellowship, you may contact European Union directly at
  • Phone : 00 800 67 89 10 11 (from inside the EU)
  • +32 2 299 96 96 (from outside the EU)

In case you want to contact a department, please contact
  • Phone: +32 2 299 11 11 from 8.00 to 19.00 CET (Commission switchboard)
  • Website:

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a fresher. Can I apply for this fellowship?
No. The fellowship is only for experienced researchers.
How will this fellowship benefit me?
You will get an opportunity to work abroad with the European Union. The fellowship will help you to boost your career.
Is the fellowship for European researchers only?
No. Any National can apply for this fellowship and it is open to all.
Which disciplines are being considered in this fellowship?
A large number of disciplines are covered under this fellowship from Physics to Linguistics and from Health sciences to Mathematical modelling.
Does the EU accept application through offline mode?
No. The applications are to be submitted by online mode only.
Is hard copy required to be sent for Fellowships of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions?
What is the deadline for application submission of Fellowships of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
9th September 2020.
What will be the duration of Global fellowship?
Maximum 3 years.
What will be the duration of European fellowship?
Maximum 2 years.
What is the minimum qualification required to join this fellowship?
PhD degree with research experience.


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