Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The University of Sheffield has a strong track record of winning Marie Curie fellowships. The University will be looking to build on this succes by working with competitive candicates for these fellowships under Horizon

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IFs) replace, but remain largely unchanged from, the previous FP7 Marie Curie IEF, IIF and IOF schemes. The scheme is aimed at 'experienced researchers' (ie. those that hold a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years research experience) to promote skill acquisition through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. A concrete programme of 'training-through-research' as well as training in scientific and transferable skills will be key to a successful application.

Prospective fellows will be expected to develop a programme of research and training in partnership with a supervisor at the University of Sheffield (as host organisation). Only the supervisor can submit the proposal.

The Individual Fellowships

The Individual Fellowships comprise:

European Fellowships: for prospective fellows to come to Sheffield for 12-24 months from Europe or beyond.

Fellows must:

  • not have spent more than 12 months in the UK prior to the deadline for submission and
  • can be of any nationality

Global Fellowships: for prospective Fellows looking to undertake a 12-24 month secondment to a 'Third Country' beyond the EU followed by 12 months at the University of Sheffield. Fellows must

  • not have spent more than 12 months in the Third Country prior to the deadline for submission and
  • must be a national or long-term resident of the EU or Associated Country

The deadline for applications to these schemes is 11 September 2014.

Further information including the Marie Curie Work Programme and Individual Fellowship Guide for applicants is available here.

How to apply

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships are extremely competitive - applications scoring less than 90% are rarely funded. Prospective fellows are therefore expected to have a strong CV relative to their career stage and expect to contribute significantly to the development of an application.

If you are interested in applying for one of these fellowship to be hosted in this department, you will first need to identify a potential supervisor. You may already have links with a potential supervisor as a result of a previous collaboration, conference meeting or other contact. Otherwise, competitive candidates are invited to identify a
potential supervisor via these departmental web pages and approach them directly.

Supervisors and/or prospective fellows are asked to contact their Faculty Research Development Officer if they decide to develp an application together, in order to access guidance and support.

Submission will be via the ECAS website here.

Please Note

European Fellowships have separate panels for Career Restart and Reintegration.

  • Career Restart is for individuals wishing to return to research after a break of at least 12 months immediately prior to the submission deadline. Prospective Fellows must not have spent more than 36 months in
    the UK in the previous 5 years.
  • Reintegration is for individuals wishing to return from beyond the EU or Associated Countries and reintegrate in a research position in the EU (eg. Sheffield). Prospective Fellows must not have spent more than 36 months in the UK in the previous 5 years.