Thank you for the good information.Fu Manchu wrote: ↑Tue Feb 14, 2023 8:07 pmIt happened something similar here.Taha2021 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 14, 2023 10:19 amHello everyone!
My case: I applied last year for the first time and got above 90. This year, with the same proposal and a couple of improvements, I got 85.00%. I really thought that I would get a better score, but this time the reviewers did not like exactly the part that previous reviewers loved...
In any case, I wanted to mention to all the people that got the seal of excellence that there are other options. Last year, I got the seal and used it to apply for one of these special calls and I got a position. So look for these calls (they are real opportunities!).
https://research-and-innovation.ec.euro ... er-msca_en
Some of them will open soon =)
So even if this year you don't get the MSCA, keep in mind the seal for this or next year.
and Congrats to all the winners! =)
I cannot recall exactly the total score, but in 2021, I scored 4.9 in impact.
Last year it was 4.2/4.7/4.2 - a slight decrease in impact and in the whole score.
This year I scored 5/4.3/5. My impact part was pretty much the same in all three years. Actually, I did almost no corrections this year in the whole project, just a small thing in my methodology.
I am not sure if it helped, but I changed the keywords in my proposal, so I could narrow it to just people who actually know about the subject. I had a horrible experience with a national agency in Belgium in which most of the reviewers did not like my proposal. The exception was the only reviewer exactly from my field of study (and they were cruel enough to put this imformation in the evaluation).
Anyway, there are many good scholarships through Europe: Humboldt (I got that as well) in Germany, FWO in Belgium, Leverhulme and British Academy in the UK, NWO in the Netherlands, Esprit FWF in Austria... They even had one very similar to the Marie Curie in Switzerland. I tried most of them in the last 4 years. I think a topic about other scholarships would help people in despair. Marie Curie hit me hard a couple times as well, so dont feel bad about it - I know it is almost impossible. This is an unfair game, but usually we do have other options to maximize our chances.
I am finding difficult to search for host for Humboldt. Can u suggest best way to search through. ? Funny thing earlier contacted some, and 2 institutions I thought to be in Germany, but they are not.