2019 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019)

scrmb
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Re: 2019 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019)

Post by scrmb » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:19 am

Anais wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:00 am
In that case, wouldn't 'moderate track record' be an ideal situation for the fellowship? ;-)
nikolaidis.fotis wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:15 am
hopefulacademic wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:18 pm


That is a bit ridiculous. Why would we do part B2 then of the reviewers are not going to read it? If I have to put CV information in B1 than 10 pages does not cut it. I think there are reviewers that simply do not care. Maybe the best is to have a fixed team of reviewers and have monthly deadlines where only a limited nº of people can apply. For example: 1000 applicants per month and every month, 1/12 of the budget is released. The timeline can become shorter than as well. That way you don't have disinterested reviewers working against tight deadlines.
Perhaps your case can be explained by the phrase "MSCA is not a research grant, but a grant for training in research".
In other words, MSCA takes for granted (pun intended) that you have not yet reached professional maturity and independence (whatever it means).

That said, you proved your potentials and your credibility (enriched CV), but have you (convincingly) stated the actions you will take to get better?
IIRC, It's about having a great track record relative to the stage in your career, indicating that you'll be able to maximise your opportunity.

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Re: 2019 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019)

Post by happyOne » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:30 am

Hey Guys, things are moving very fast in my process. Since yesterday, my host university already contact me if feel questions (starting date, etc) and I see they have already submitted the GAP in the portal. I'm just not sure if I should be preparing or doing anything at this stage. I was reading about the "The Description Of The Action (DOA)" and I'm don't know if I should prepare it or if my host university will do it....Also, my Ethical report states the "Conditional ethics clearance" and that the "requirements must either be fulfilled before grant signature or become part of the grant agreement". Should I start reviewing my Ethics and prepare this documents? Or normally its fine to leave for after the grant signature? Is there any Guide for researchers undergoing this step? I'm quite lost, if someone can offer me some light here..... Thanks.

Anais
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Re: 2019 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019)

Post by Anais » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:32 am

Makes sense. Thanks!
scrmb wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:19 am
Anais wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:00 am
In that case, wouldn't 'moderate track record' be an ideal situation for the fellowship? ;-)
nikolaidis.fotis wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:15 am


Perhaps your case can be explained by the phrase "MSCA is not a research grant, but a grant for training in research".
In other words, MSCA takes for granted (pun intended) that you have not yet reached professional maturity and independence (whatever it means).

That said, you proved your potentials and your credibility (enriched CV), but have you (convincingly) stated the actions you will take to get better?
IIRC, It's about having a great track record relative to the stage in your career, indicating that you'll be able to maximise your opportunity.

EMTRA
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Re: 2019 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019)

Post by EMTRA » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:47 pm

FestivusShadow wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:33 pm
The potential of the researcher to reach professional independence during the fellowship is not fully evident taking into account the moderate track record and personal achievements.


5 yr PhD and 2 yr post doc experience, 4 patents, 8 first author papers (2 JACS) and a total of 17 papers with a global average impact of 8. If this this qualified as moderate track record then were they planning to award the fellowship to Nobel laureates or what.


Pissed!!!!
COMPLETELY INSANE!!! IDIOT PEOPLE !!!

zhiqiang
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Latest start time for H2020-MSCA-IF-2019

Post by zhiqiang » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:05 pm

Does anyone know the latest start time for MSCA 2019? Do you guys have some official documents? Thanks.

phet7178
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Re: 2019 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019)

Post by phet7178 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:22 pm

I would like to second the above question about a starting date! I'm writing not for myself but for my husband, who does not do forums :) He has been awarded a MSCA Global IF and we are trying to work out his latest starting date (as I need to move with him which means I need to...get a job abroad?!).

On this forum I have read 1 September 2021 is the latest start date. But in his materials it says he can start any time in the next 12 months (which is much earlier than 1 September 2021).

Is 'in the next 12 months' the regular timeframe and 1 September 2021 only for exceptional circumstances?

Any help much appreciated

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Re: 2019 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019)

Post by hmdoel » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:38 pm

phet7178 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:22 pm
I would like to second the above question about a starting date! I'm writing not for myself but for my husband, who does not do forums :) He has been awarded a MSCA Global IF and we are trying to work out his latest starting date (as I need to move with him which means I need to...get a job abroad?!).

On this forum I have read 1 September 2021 is the latest start date. But in his materials it says he can start any time in the next 12 months (which is much earlier than 1 September 2021).

Is 'in the next 12 months' the regular timeframe and 1 September 2021 only for exceptional circumstances?

Any help much appreciated
Hello,

you can have 2 options :
- tentative date : you dont have to mention an exact date during the agreement preparation, and you can indicate the starting date later after the GA is signed. However, you have to start the fellowship within 12 months.
- fixed date : you already indicate the start of the fellowship during the GA preparation. It can be any date before September 2021.

So there is a plus and minus to choose between tentative date or fixed date. In any case, you still can ask for the GA to be modified later, it will be just another administrative job for you and your host.

I hope it answers your questions.

LAVIN1234@1
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Re: Latest start time for H2020-MSCA-IF-2019

Post by LAVIN1234@1 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:42 pm

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zhiqiang wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:05 pm
Does anyone know the latest start time for MSCA 2019? Do you guys have some official documents? Thanks.

phet7178
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Re: 2019 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019)

Post by phet7178 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:55 pm

Thank you so much! That is indeed very helpful.

I have a second question (sorry!). Do you know what restrictions there are on mobility while based at the host institution on a global fellowship? My husband researches anthropology a third country (outside the EU and host country) and as part of the application proposed research there. But now we have heard he can only be out of the host country for maximum 30 days in a year, and we are worried we will not be able to visit family etc for holidays. Does anyone have experience of this?

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Re: 2019 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019)

Post by Egabande » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:25 pm

Does anyone now what approximately has been the treshold to be funded in life sciences? I need to know that cause I am on reserve list with 92. Thanks

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