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H2020: MSCA Individual Fellowships Information Event


For those of you interested in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions “Individual Fellowships”, we will be holding an event on 23 May 2017, from 2.00-4.00 pm where you can find out more and also hear about Dr Emma Hodson-Tole’s experiences of securing funding from the scheme. If you are interested in attending please register here by 10 May 2017 – we have limited places available, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Unfortunately, attendance is restricted to our Manchester Met-based subscribers, but those of you based at different institutions may be interested in the events being run by UK Research Office.

About the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions “Individual Fellowships”

The scheme provides fully funded fellowships of up to 24 months for researchers to come to Manchester Met from any country other than the UK. They can be working in any discipline and together with colleagues at Manchester Met, they can build their own programme of research in any field. The application is made jointly between the prospective fellow and Manchester Met and does not require a large partnership.

The next deadline is 14 September 2017.



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Horizon 2020 – Draft Marie Skłodowska-Curie and ERC work programmes online

Horizon%202020Good morning subscribers! A couple of updates for you on Horizon 2020 work programme developments.

The Commission has been adding to the publicly available information on draft work programmes on the ‘Official Documents’ section of its Horizon 2020 website. The usual caveats apply as these are not finalised, but the expectation is that little will change before 11 December.

Firstly, the Commission have published the draft work programme for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The scheme provides opportunities for researchers to learn from new environments. It supports a range of activities including individual fellowships, training for early stage researchers and staff exchanges between academic and non-academic organisations. The first deadlines will be in early March 2014.

The draft work programme for the European Research Council (ERC) has also been published . As you will probably be aware, ERC supports individual awards for leading researchers with ground breaking research projects. The scheme has strict quality thresholds, with unsuccessful candidates potentially missing out on the opportunity to resubmit in future calls, so we’d strongly suggest that you get in touch ( if you’re interested and we can help you benchmark yourself and your ideas.

As ever, if you’re interested in European research we’d love to hear from you!