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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions form part of Horizon 2020, in Section 1 of the programme, "Excellent Science". This programme seeks to bolster the qualitative and quantitative potential of human capital in research and technology across Europe, as well as to promote active career development for innovative and top-tier young researchers. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are open to all specialist fields, and support projects ranging from basic research to market development. A key requirement for any funding is researchers’  mobility.  Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions include multiple funding lines, and promote, inter alia, the innovative, structured training of young scientists (funding line Doctoral Networks [DN] / Innovative Training Networks [ITN]), as well as international and inter-sectoral cooperation through the mutual exchange of personnel and knowledge (funding line Staff Exchanges [SE] / Research and Innovation Staff Exchange [RISE]). Young scientists will receive individual funding for implementing self-selected projects throughout Europe, or a Third Country (funding line Postdoctoral Fellowships [PF]).

Ongoing Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions at the University of Marburg:

Doctoral Networks / Innovative Training Networks...

are European networks linking institutions for the structured training of young aspiring researchers. The aim is to expand their scientific and overall skills within an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and training programme. Ongoing programmes with the participation of the University of Marburg:

Serotonin and BEYOND - Brain development research Excelling Young Ones in Neurotechnologies and Discoveries

Profile Area: Mind, Brain, Behavior

Coordination: Stichting Katholieke Universite, Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Participation University of Marburg: Dr. Markus Wöhr
Duration: 2021-2024

STOP SPREAD BAD BUGS: novel antimicrobial approaches to combat multidrug resistance in bacteria

Coordination: Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam (Erasmus MC) (Netherlands)
Participation University of Marburg: Prof. Dr. Holger Garn
Duration: 2022- 2026

VORTEX - Coping with Varieties of Radicalization into Terrorism and Extremism

Profile Area: Security, Order, Conflict

Coordination: Malmö Universitet (Sweden)
Participation University of Marburg: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker
Duration: 2023-2026

Staff Exchanges / Research and Innovation Staff Exchange...

promotes joint research or innovation projects between institutions both in the academic and non-academic sectors, as well as between institutions within and outside Europe. Its aim is to bolster partnerships and promote knowledge transfer in order to advance science and develop innovations, as well as to contribute to converting creative ideas into innovative products, services, or processes. It supports exchanges between researchers and administrative, technical and management personnel. The programme is intended to help convert creative ideas into innovative projects and equip participants with additional skills.

PLACES - PLAsticity of perception in real and virtual spaCES

Profile Area: Mind, Brain, Behavior

Applicant University: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Participation University of Marburg: Prof. Dr. Frank Bremmer
Duration: 2023-2027

Postdoctoral Fellowships...

support researchers with a doctorate, or at least four years of full-time research experience after graduation. Fellowship applicants are free to select their research topic. Within the framework of the fellowship, researchers should actively participate in designing their training programme and thus pursue developing their academic career and expanding the scope of their professional skills.

There are two funding lines for the Postdoctoral Fellowships:

European Fellowship (EF): This line supports experienced researchers with advanced qualifications as part of a research project at a research institution in an EU Member State (MS), or an Associated State (AS). Researchers must not have stayed in the host country for more than twelve months in the three years prior to receiving the Fellowship.

Global Fellowships (GF): This line aims to promote researchers’ international career by affording them the opportunity to carry out a research project in a research institution in a Third Country (e.g. USA, Canada, Japan, ...). A Global Fellowship comprises a fellowship in a Third Country with a duration of between 12 and 24 months, as well as a mandatory return phase of one year at a host institution in an EU member or in any of its Associated States.

ToBeLi-for-GPR3-6-12 - Towards high-affinity ligands for orphan receptors GPR3, GPR6 & GPR12

Applicant University: University of Marburg
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Kolb
Duration: 2022-2024