A mark of research excellence in industry and academia
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), named after the double Nobel Prize-winning Polish-French scientist famous for her work on radioactivity, are aimed at supporting and developing researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality or gender.
MSCA funds researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to ‘blue-sky’ science, typically through fixed-term fellowships. The key factors in any MSCA scheme are mobility, training and personal development.
The long-term benefits of an MSCA Fellowship
MSCA Fellows’ publications are more-often cited than equivalent peers and are more frequently published in influential scientific journals.
MSCA Fellows are more successful in applying for the European Research Council (ERCs) competitive grants for high-quality research.
MSCA Fellows achieve professorship titles more frequently than others and are more likely to hold principal investigator positions.
HUMAN+ as an MSCA Fellowship
HUMAN+ follows the principles of the MSCA work programme (2018-20) by placing further emphasis on empowering researchers, fostering mobility and maximising their future employability, and strengthening fellows’ careers.
The programme will support the fellows to become established as European research leaders through world-class research training in their chosen area and close interaction with their primary academic supervisor. The programme will also equip fellows with transferable and advanced research skills; through training at summer schools and through a programme of training over the course of the fellowship to help in managing their careers beyond the fellowship, whether in academic or non-academic settings. These include skills in areas such as grant writing for new research initiatives, supervisory skills development, communication of research to different audiences, and data management.