The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions provide training and career and knowledge-exchange opportunities through mobility programmes for researchers and research staff. The Actions are part of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2014-2020. The Marie Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) allows researchers to diversify their competence by working on an individual project in a university or company abroad. The IF only addresses so-called Experienced Researchers (ER): those who, at the time of the call deadline, hold a PhD or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
This guide will walk you through the IF proposal submission template, briefly summarising each section. It will advise you on key aspects to keep in mind in order to write a successful proposal. This advice is based on our analysis of comments taken from a sample of real evaluation results, the so-called Evaluation Summary Reports. In order to provide concrete examples, the guide highlights positive and negative remarks made by evaluators, illustrating how they evaluate each part of the proposal.