Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF): European Fellowships (EFs) and Global Fellowships (GFs)


Individual Fellowships are aimed at individual fellows who already have a doctorate or equivalent research experience. This fellowship help experienced researchers to advance their careers and gain new skills through advanced training, international mobility, and optional intersectoral secondments. European Fellowships are held in Member States or countries Associated with Horizon 2020 and are open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe. There are two types of Individual fellowships: European Fellowships and Global Fellowships

European Fellowships| India->Europe:
European Fellowships are open to Indian researchers currently within or outside Europe who want to work in an EU Member State or Associated Country (MS or AC). The mobility rule applies to the MS or AC (i.e. the researcher must not have lived, worked, or studied in the MS or AC for more than 12 months during the 3 years prior to deadline). The duration of the fellowship is 12 to 24 months and primarily covers the salary of the researcher.
Opportunities for India researchers: European Fellowships may be attractive for postdoctoral or more senior Indian researchers seeking positions and advanced research and/​or innovation training in Europe. Indian researchers are eligible to receive funding under the MSCA European Fellowships scheme.

Global Fellowships| Europe->India

Global Fellowships are based on a secondment to a non-European country (e.g.India) and a compulsory 12 month return phase in a European host organisation. Global Fellowships function in the same way of European Fellowships,but include support for an initial 12 to 24 month secondment for training at a partner organization” in the Third Country (e.g. India) followed by a mandatory 12 month training period at the European host organization. The researcher must be national or long-term resident of a Member State or Associated Country.

Opportunity for Indian institutes: Global Fellowships may be attractive for Indian institutions (universities, research institutes or companies) as they could receive full funding (salary, travel and accommodation) to host postdoctoral or more senior European researchers at their laboratory to conduct research for one to two years.


This fellowship is for experienced researchers from across the world (including India). Applicants need a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline

To Apply

You submit a research proposal, including your CV. The proposal is written jointly with your chosen host organisation(s). First, find the right call on the participant portal: https://​ec​.europa​.eu/​r​e​s​e​arch/…

Here you will find details of all active calls for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The information is linked directly to the EU’s Participant Portal, which provides all you need to start your application. 

For more information click here.

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