UK Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowship

What is it?

Provides support for anyone with a PhD or at least four years research experience undertaking international and inter-sector mobility. The aim of these Fellowships is to enhance competencies and creative potential of the best researchers, whether European or non-European, willing to work in the EU. There is a special Career Restart Panel to resume a research career after a break and it is possible to embed a secondment within the Fellowship to take place within Europe.

The fellowships can fund researchers who wish to work in Bristol for up 24 months.

What areas are funded?

MSCA is open to all research and innovation areas. The participation of third parties within projects is encouraged, e.g. SMEs, NGOs, Charities, museums, archives etc.

Funding, eligibility and project details 

MSCA funds projects using fixed ‘unit costs’ for the researcher and the institution. These ‘unit costs’ are flat-rate EU contributions to support the researcher, research costs and institutional costs during the project.

Allowance typeAllowance
Living allowance: €55,800 (€67,127 including coefficient)
Mobility allowance: €600/mth + €500/mth family allowance if relevant
Management/Indirects: €650 per month
Expenses: €800 per month

Deadline (Annual calls)

The call opens in April and closes in September. The fellowship start date must be within 12 months from 1st April following the call deadline.

Applying for this scheme

  • Potential applicant identifies a mentor and makes contact.
  • Potential candidates submit a draft application and CV to appropriate School Research Directors (SRD) – see below).
  • SRD will review draft with potential mentor to assess intellectual fit with Department.
  • SRD advises applicant, Research Development Managers (RDMs) and Bristol EU Team of decision. 
  • EU team to review applications as they develop, at least one month prior to final deadline
  • Applications submitted to funder shortly before funder deadline of mid September 2018.

EU team:

School Research Directors

School of Humanities: Kate Skinner (
School of Modern Languages: Martin Hurcombe (
School of Arts: Pauline Fairclough (

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