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VFC Science Voices from Home: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships

Special Event: Informational Session

Feb 20, 2018

Speaker(s): Dr. Mary Kavanagh; David Wizel; Agata Stasiak
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality or field of research who would like to spend time in Europe.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The grants enable research-focused European organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide. MSCA also offer opportunities for EU researchers to go abroad (eg to the USA).
Under the EU research programme "Horizon 2020", the MSCA has a budget of over €6 billion for the period 2014-2020.

The opportunities the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions offer to researchers will be introduced. This session will guide the audience through the ways of participating including (i) by applying for an individual fellowship, or (ii) by applying directly to a vacancy in a project.


  • Welcome & Introduction to Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation by Dr. Mary Kavanagh, Minister-Counselor for Research & Innovation, Delegation of the European Union to the USA
  • The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships by David Wizel, Head of Sector MSCA Global Fellowships and Agata Stasiak, Head of Communication Sector, Research Executive Agency
  • Q/A session
  • Networking - coffee & pastries*

This seminar will also be available as a teleconference or live webinar for trainees at off campus locations. Please use the following link to participate:

*no government funds used