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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 "Innovative Training Networks", ITN), as well as international and inter-sectoral cooperation through the mutual exchange of personnel and knowledge (funding line "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 "Individual Fellowships", IF).

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

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 Innovative Training Network programmes with the participation of the Philipps University of Marburg:

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

Coordination: Stichting Katholieke Universite, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Participation of the Philipps-Universität: Dr. Markus Wöhr
Duration: 2021-2024

PATHSENSE - Training Network to Understand and Exploit Mechanisms of Sensory Perception in Becteria

Coordination: National University of Ireland Galway
Participation of the Philipps-Universität (since 2020): Dr. Jan Pané-Farré
Duration: 2017-2021

MIDA - Mediating Islam in the Digital Age

Coordination: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Participation of the Philipps-Universität: Prof. Dr. Albrecht Fuess, Maike Neufend
Duration: 2019-2023

EPIDIVERSE - Epigenetic Diversity in Ecology

Coordination: Department of Terrestrial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
Participation of the Philipps-Universität: Prof. Dr. Lars Opgenoorth
Duration: 2017-2021

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.

PLATYPUS - PLAsticiTY of Perceptuel space Under Sensorimotor interactions

Applicant university: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Participation of the Philipps-Universität: Prof. Dr. Frank Bremmer
Duration: 2017-2021

Individual 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 Individual 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.