Marie Curie – Individual Fellowships in H2020

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships in H2020 involve European and Reintegration Fellowships (held in Member States or associated countries) as well as Global Fellowships (based on a secondment to a Third Country). Even though the budget of the Marie Curie actions has increased in H2020, the competition is expected to be fierce with expected success rates comparable to FP7 (average of about 17%). The MSCA IF proposal needs to address an outstanding research project and an outstanding training programme. Based on the experiences in Marie Curie as well as with other individual grants like ERC, this workshop provides you with valuable information and input for writing a competitive H2020 Marie Curie IF proposal. The current deadline for Call 2018 is mid-September 2018.

Programme Outline

We provide you with solid background information about the objectives, the policy context and the basic principles of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships of H2020. We will focus on the evaluation procedure and the 3 (consolidated) evaluation criteria: Excellence, Impact, and Implementation. We aim to increase your understanding of the overall evaluation process by explaining the expectations of the European Commission and by giving examples of best practices.


Participants obtain general and latest information about the H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie actions, in particular about the Individual Fellowships. Participants receive strategic and practical input for writing competitive Individual Proposals.

Who should attend

This workshop is primarily intended for experienced researchers planning to go abroad to do research for a period of up to 2 years. In addition, this workshop is of value to senior academic staff intending to recruit experienced researchers from abroad to strengthen the research capacity of their institute. Finally, this course is also valuable for EU support staff.


Participants are provided with solid background information. Hands-on experience will be facilitated by a number of interactive exercises. Moments of discussions are included in the programme to stimulate exchange of views between participants and trainers.

The seminar is in English, with no translation.


9:15 Registration and Coffee

Introduction Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions of H2020 with focus on Individual Fellowships, including aims and policy objectives and differences with FP7.

Eligibility criteria, evaluation process, and evaluation criteria for H2020 MC Individual Fellowship grant proposals.

Coffee and tea break

Excellence: this is the most important evaluation criteria, to be addressed in your proposal addressing excellence of the science, training, and supervision.

12:00 Lunch break

Expected Impact of the proposed project to be addressed in Chapter B2 of your proposal pays attention to the impact on the career of the Fellow as well as how the project results will be disseminated and exploited. The communication of the activities to different audiences is also an important aspect of Impact.

Implementation of your project to be addressed in Chapter B3 of your proposal.

16:00 Feedback of the day


Lotte Jaspers and Aya van den Kroonenberg have extensive experience on writing European research grants with a particular focus on individual research grants. Yellow Research has been running workshops on individual grants at our premises and numerous universities and has assisted in the pre-submission review of MSCA ITN and MSCA IF. Yellow Research’s knowledge and experience in pre- submission review of individual grants is an important aspect of their success with this training.

Date, time and location

Date(s): not scheduled, available as in-house event

Time: 09:15 – 17:00

Location: Yellow Research, Veembroederhof 5-7, 1019 HD, Amsterdam

Course fee

The YR course fee is €735,00 per participant (VAT exempted), incl. coffee & tea, lunch and course materials.

The price for in house training with max 24 participants and 1 trainer is €3.750,00 (VAT reverse charged outside the Netherlands), excl. travel, hotel and subsistence costs. Course fee for more than 24 persons is €4.740,00. For this price we assume the host will organize the workshop, book a room and projector, cater the event and print the course material for each participant.


Click on the blue button ‘Book this course’ on the top of this page to book online. For questions about this course, please contact Sarah Jones at jones[at]yellowresearch[dot]nl .