Master Class for applicants to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Individual Fellowships 25-26 April 2019
The Faculty of Humanities is organising a Master Class for applicants to the MSCA Individual Fellowship Scheme. It is our goal that the Master Class will result in excellent applications, several granted projects, and a strengthened collaboration between the applicant and the scholarly supervisors at UiO.
The Faculty will invite selected applicants to come to Oslo for a two-day event, which will include information about the funding scheme, meetings with scholarly supervisors and research groups, and writing down ideas and parts of the actual proposals.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions are part of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The actions provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectorial and interdisciplinary mobility. Individual Fellowships fund researchers looking to enhance their career development and prospects by working abroad. The Individual Fellowships are about a two way transfer of knowledge, and concerns the career development of the applicant but also what the host institution can learn from the applicant. For more information, please see: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/individual-fellowships_en
The process of selecting candidates will be as follows:
1. February 2019: deadline for nominating candidates (note that the departments may have deadlines prior to this date.)
The departments will nominate their candidates to the faculty, and should include the following for each candidate: 1) the candidate’s CV, 2) the proposed project title and ca. 1 page draft of project idea, 3) the scholarly supervisors’ assessment of the candidate and why the proposed project is relevant for the supervisor/the department/research group.
The candidates will be ranked according to 1) the quality of the candidate’s scientific profile (based on the CV and education, publications, projects, prizes, awards, commissions of trust, international research activity); 2) the proposed project’s relevance for the scholarly supervisor/group/department; 3) the proposed project’s originality and feasibility.
The Faculty of Humanities will then select candidates and invite them to the Master Class 25-26 April 2019. The Faculty and the respective department will cover the expenses for the Master Class. The Faculty will book tickets and hotel for all participants, and will make contact about this together with the invitation.
 Only experienced researchers can apply. This means you will have your doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.