The Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship is an excellent opportunity for researchers to get personal funding to conduct research in Europe and beyond. Researchers from any discipline can apply. Along with valuable international experience, researchers receive high quality technical training and develop transferable skills. This talk will provide practical information about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship, the application process and insightful advice on the key elements of the successful application.
During this session you will receive personal feedback from experts on one of the most important parts of your grant, the grant summary. Writing a grant summary is similar but not alike to writing a abstract for a scientific paper, as outlined for example in this paper. Only 10-20% of grants applications for grants such as the Rubicon or Marie Curie are successful and reviewers receive many grants per call. Therefore its vital to catch the readers interest with your grant summary because Its appeal is a strong determinant for whether your grant will be successful. This is highlighted by one of the comments from the National Institute of Health (USA) reviewer evaluation (2005); “If I don’t get interested by the first page, the proposal is lost”.
Project Coordinator, Leiden University & Expert Evaluator, European Commission
Dr. Yuliya Shakalisava is a project coordinator and a former Marie Skłodowska-Curie researcher at Leiden University. She is developing novel analytical methods for metabolomics research. Yuliya has worked in multidisciplinary research teams, management and administration in The Netherlands, Ireland and France. With her non-academic activities, Yuliya has extensive experience developing and writing research proposals in different disciplines – with a particular focus on Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships. She is a proposal evaluator for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions of Horizon 2020.