Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, from Europe to the world: supporting mobile scientists and international collaborations
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality, across all scientific disciplines. The programme funds researcher mobility and research collaboration with a total budget of over €6.1 billion for the period 2014-2020, enhancing employability and career development of scientists. It is open to any kind of organisation world-wide.
The MSCA promote interdisciplinary research and international collaborations, supporting scientists from across the globe. MSCA account for over half of all research collaborations between Europe and the rest of the world. Its fellowships are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards, aimed to support the most promising scientists.
This session will explain the modalities of the different MSCA funding schemes, and show opportunities to engage with researchers, research organisations and the European private sector. It will showcase success stories of research collaborations with the European Union, as well as successful examples of mobile scientists, from the perspective of individuals and research organisations from within and outside Europe. Particular attention will be paid to the management of MSCA grants and how to overcome administrative obstacles.
A template for “Collaboration Agreement” between American and European universities, especially for EU financed projects
In Horizon 2020, 2,85 billion € are allocated for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSC) program. The MSC program is open to qualified candidates from all around the world. A special part of the MSC program is called “Global Fellowships”. Here, a fellow from a European university can spend 1-2 years at an American or other university abroad before returning to his/her university in Europe. Global fellowships are very popular. However, due to different legal systems, American universities have sometimes had issues with the EU Model Grant Agreement. It is not possible to change the Model Grant Agreement, but the involved parties are free to make a separate “Collaboration Agreement”. In 2015, the International Alliance for Research Universities (IARU) elaborated a template for a MSC Collaboration Agreement. This template is freely available on the internet and has been used successfully in a number of cases. The presentation will go through the template and highlight the main challenges and difficulties.
|PART I: Getting European grants for researcher training & mobility|
|14:00-14:20 Stijn Delauré, European Commission
|14:20-14:30 Cassia Roth, MSCA fellow, University of Edinburgh
|PART II: Managing European grants for researcher training & mobility|
|14:30-14:35 Stijn Delauré, European Commission
|14:35-14:45 Alan Kennedy, European funding team, University of Edinburgh
|14:45-15:00 Poul Petersen, senior executive officer, University of Copenhagen
|15:00-15:14 Q&A / discussion with audience|
|15:14-15:15 closing words|
|Time||14:00 - 15:15|
|Date||Tuesday 5th June, 2018|
|Theme||Managing International Collaborations|
Stijn Delauré - Policy Offer, European Commission, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Unit
Poul Petersen - Senior executive adviser, University of Copenhagen
Alan Kennedy - University of Edinburgh and a researcher (MSCA fellow)
Cassia Roth - MSCA fellow, University of Edinburgh