The MSCA-IF (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowship) is a unique funding opportunity. Our dedicated course covers both technical and scientific attributes needed for a competitive proposal.

The objectives and added value:

MSCA-IF is considered to be a prestigious and competitive individual fellowship, which serves as a unique opportunity for researchers moving within or to Europe (from anywhere in the world), to acquire and transfer new knowledge and skills, while expanding their networks and disciplinary borders. 


In this course, we cover everything you need to know in order to propose a competitive MSCA-IF application. Our experience shows that it is highly important to fully understand the unique aspects and expectations of this funding program prior to beginning the proposal preparation journey. For this reason, our course focuses on providing participants with a thorough and deep understanding of the MSCA-IF’s rules and requirements, together with tips and insights from our work with MSCA-IF applicants specifically, and Horizon 2020 projects in general. 


During the course, we keep in mind the most important grant writing aspect – the point of view of the reviewers. By understanding what reviewers are looking for, we know exactly what researchers should focus on and what they should avoid when writing their application, and make sure to emphasize these issues throughout the course.


The topics of this course include:

  • Horizon 2020 introduction
  • Introduction to MSCA-IF
  • Eligibility rules and guidelines
  • Types of IF actions
  • The Excellence section
  • The Impact section
  • The expected CV of an MSCA-IF researcher
  • Evaluation panels
  • Funding & budget
  • How to write a competitive IF proposal
  • Ethical considerations
  • Evaluation process
  • ESR and resubmission

To allow considerable time for the proposal preparation phase, we recommend watching this course as soon as possible, and no later than 3 months before the relevant MSCA-IF deadline. The course is available for both groups and independent participant.


About our Online Academy

The MSCA-IF course is provided through our online Enspire Science Academy. Participants receive access to our produced video segments, and can watch when most convenient and at their own dedicated pace! 

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