”The MSCA fellowship gave me the freedom and creativity to think outside the box and this is of great value to prepare me for my career development.Natalia ResendeMSCA IF Fellow
”The MSCA EDGE Cofund programme represented a career accelerator. It was my first impact with the industry from a particularly privileged position.Annalina CaputoMSCA EDGE Cofund Fellow
Internationally respected in industry and academia, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship is a recognised mark of research excellence. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, and aim to support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to ‘blue-sky’ science, are eligible for funding, typically through fixed-term fellowships.
Mobility, training and personal development are key factors in any MSCA scheme.
What are the long-term benefits of an MSCA Fellowship?
- MSCA Fellows’ publications are more-often cited than equivalent peers, and are more frequently published in influential scientific journals.
- MSCA fellows are more successful in applying for European Research Council (ERC)’s competitive grants for high quality research.
- MSCA Fellows achieve professorship titles more frequently than others, and are more likely to hold principal investigator position.
ELITE-S as a
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action
ELITE-S is a COFUND Action, on the MSCA programme. This means that ELITE-S fellowships are partly funded by the European Commission, and part by the ADAPT Centre. While the prestige and long-term benefit of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship remains for our fellows, the disciplinary field of the programme is focused on the ELITE-S research areas.
In contrast to the MSCA Individual Fellowship schemes, where the candidate is required to propose and execute their own training and development programme alongside their technical project, in ELITE-S this support will be designed, facilitated and monitored by the ELITE-S team. The Fellows therefore benefit from a network of peers across Ireland.