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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University is keen to hear from promising early career researchers in the fields of Technology, Education, Management, Art, Design, Sport and Health Sciences.

To be eligible for a MSCA fellowship, researcher's must:

  • Have outstanding potential
  • Have four years post-doctoral experience
  • Meet the mobility requirements (found here)

Researchers can be of any nationality.

Cardiff Met is particularly keen to hear from eligible researchers in the fields of Technology, Management, Art, Design, Education, Sport, and Health Sciences, that may wish to apply by the deadline on the 12th September 2018.

Further information about the European Commission's 'Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 'Individual Fellowship' scheme, including eligibility, can be found here.

For applicants that have secured the 'in principle' support of a proposed fellowship supervisor and the Cardiff Met School concerned, a comprehensive package of support is available for those that can work in a timely way/to a series of key 'application building' milestones, as follows:

  1. Access to a set of briefing slides first presented to academics at Cardiff Met to outline what is required in terms of eligibility for the scheme

  2. Access to a set of slides provided by the UK's national contact point, UKRO, from an event at Bristol University

  3. Support to apply for a potential space at a summer school event held with other Welsh Higher Education Institutes.

SECURING 'IN PRINCIPLE' SUPPORT

You will need to secure the 'in principle' support of your potential academic supervisor and their School's senior management before you can unlock help for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie 'Individual Fellowship' application at Cardiff Met, as follows:

  1. Ideally as soon as possible, but certainly no later than noon on 30th June 2018, identify and approach a Cardiff Met academic (see staff lists under each School) with your CV and with a covering e-mail, explaining why you believe you are eligible for the scheme having referred to the information here.
  2. If the academic is prepared to endorse you, they will then approach their Head of School, or Associate Dean Research, or Associate Dean Enterprise, who, if they also approve, will provide a simple e-mail outlining their 'in principle' support for your application which needs to be copied to yourself, your proposed supervising academic, and RESeurope@cardiffmet.ac.uk

KEY APPLICATION BUILDING MILESTONES

  • If interested in applying for a place at the summer School, secure 'in principle' support from the Cardiff Met School, then complete an application for a place on the two-day course . Attendance at the course is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as it estimated that it will double your chances of getting awarded the fellowship.

  • If you are interested in the MSCA Summer School 2018 please email reseurope@cardiffmet.ac.uk.
  • First approaches to potential supervising academics will be deemed too late if received after noon on 30th June 2018.
  • E-mails providing 'in-principle' support from a Cardiff Met School copied to RESeurope@cardiffmet.ac.uk will be deemed too late if received after noon 7th July 2018
  • Support will be withdrawn from applicants that can't provide a full draft of the narrative part of their proposal, according to the European Commission's template to RESeurope@cardiffmet.ac.uk by noon on 14th July 2018.
  • Support will be withdrawn from applicants that can't upload a fully completed application to the European Commission's participant portal and share a copy with RESeurope@cardiffmet.ac.uk by 25th August 2018.

BRIEFING SLIDES

Copies of slides from a briefing provided to Cardiff Met academics on 3rd March 2017 about the eligibility requirements of the scheme can only be accessed via your potential supervisor as they are posted on the University's intranet. Potential supervisors may download the slides from here and email the slides to you.

SLIDES PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL CONTACT POINT

Copies of slides from a briefing provided by the UK's national contact point for the scheme, UKRO, on 23rd May giving advice with regard to proposal writing and about the eligibility requirements of the scheme can only be accessed via your potential supervisor as they are posted on the University's intranet. Potential supervisors may request the slides from RESeurope@cardiffmet.ac.uk and email the slides to you.

SUMMER SCHOOL EVENT

Each Welsh HEI will be invited to nominate up to five Supervisor/Fellow pairs. They will be selected based on a common application form and common evaluation criteria (based on the MSCA IF evaluation criteria of Excellence, Impact & Implementation.

Proposed Nominations Deadline: 23rd April 2018
Proposed Workshop Place Confirmation: 4th May 2018
Proposed Workshop dates: 16th- 18th May 2018

Attendance at the course is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as it is estimated that it will double your chances of getting awarded.

Application forms for the Summer School will be provided via your potential supervisor, and need to be completed and returned to RESeurope@cardiffmet.ac.uk