Events of Maria Sklodowska-Curie (MMSK)
It is a Research Mobility Fellowship and is one of the pillars of the next European Union (EU) Research and Innovation Framework Program, Horizon 2020 (2014-2020).
Within the framework of Horizon 2020, MMSK will provide great support to PhD programs and will contribute to strengthening the international and cross-sectoral mobility of scientists within and outside Europe, as well as acquiring new competencies necessary to further improve their careers and modern economy.

Who is the program for?
  • For representatives of the academic sector, as well as non-academic, in particular, industrial, small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • The academic sector consists of public or private higher education institutions that are eligible to award degrees; public or private non-profit structures, the main purpose of which is to conduct research, as well as international organizations of European interest;
  • Non-academic sector includes any non-academic socioeconomic institution that adheres to the Rules for Participation.
Depending on the conditions of participation, the listed organizations are divided into two groups:

  • Beneficiaries - organizations that sign the grant agreement; are full partners responsible for the implementation of a joint project. They recruit researchers eligible to participate in the IMSC to fulfill project objectives, oversee their work, provide training in research and interdisciplinary skills, and provide travel opportunities.
  • Partner organizations - institutions that do not sign the grant agreement; are not beneficiaries, they participate in the implementation of the project, providing the training process and accepting scientists for the period of the secondment. Such organizations do not hire scientists to implement the project. At the stage of forming the application, the partner organization must provide an official letter of acceptance of the obligations for the implementation of the project.

Main directions of the program

Maria Sklodowska-Curie


Individual research fellowships will be awarded in four areas:
  • Innovative Learning Networks (ITN) >>>
  • Individual Scholarships (IF) >>>
  • Research and Innovation Human Resources Exchange (RISE) >>>
  • Co-financing of regional, national and international programs (COFUND) >>>

How do I apply for funding?

Researchers eligible for financial support from MMSK are divided into two groups, depending on their level of experience and education:
  • Young Researchers Embarking on a Career: Must have at least four years of scientific experience (full-time equivalent) and not hold a PhD at the time of recruitment (ITN and COFUND) or secondment (RISE).
  • Experienced Researchers: Must have at least four years of research experience (full-time equivalent) or PhD at the time of deadline for applications (IF), employment (COFUND), or secondment (RISE). They must be prepared to move from one country to another in order to expand or deepen their competencies.
Application instructions
1
Find a suitable call for proposals (see Participant Portal)
2
Find project partners (or submit an individual application from a researcher)
3
Create an account on the Participant Portal and register an organization (see Participant Portal)
4
Prepare a project proposal together with partners
5
Submit a project proposal to the European Commission
6
Assessment of the project proposal by a commission of independent experts
7
Signing a grant agreement
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