Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2017


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


Cardiff Metropolitan University is keen to hear ideally by 9am on 21st June 2017, but certainly no later than 14th July 2017, from promising early career researchers of any nationality with four years experience and meet the mobility requirements (found here), in the fields of Education, Management, Art, Design, Sport and Health Sciences, that consider themselves eligible and that may wish to apply by the 14th September 2017 deadline for the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions ‘Individual Fellowship’ scheme.

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 on 3rd March 2017 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 held on 23rd May 2017

  3. Support to apply for a potential space at a summer school event held with other Welsh Higher Education Institutes at Swansea University over 5th and 6th July 2017.

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 2017, 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 at Swansea University by 9am on 21st June 2017. Attendance at the course is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as it estimated that it will double your chances of getting awarded the fellowship. 

  • The MCSA IF 2017 Summer school application form can be found here

  • First approaches to potential supervising academics will be deemed too late if received after noon on  30th June 2017.

  • 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 2017

  • 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 2017.

  • 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 2017.

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

With the support of funders, Cardiff Met and other Welsh Higher Education Institutions have collaborated to organise a 2day residential summer school for potential applicants and their supervisors at Swansea University on 5th and 6th July 2017.

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 the place on the two-day course at Swansea University by 9am on 21st June 207.  Attendance at the course is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as it is estimated that it will double your chances of getting awarded. 

Further information can be found here

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 by 9am 21st June 2017.