Lucky and excellence are the most important.megasphaera wrote: ↑Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:11 pmThat does not mean a thing. I know people that got it after first submission straight after PhD. I also know of people with lots of experience and nature papers that failed and I also know of researcher with experience and high If papers that got it. Since luck plays an important role, experience does not matter. You also need to think that there are people that have applied 3 or 4 times and still did not get it.MSCA_CHEM_2019 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:43 pmYes, I think that the luck is very important in this fellowship. For example, this is my first submission and I obtained my PhD last year and I am convinced that I am not going to get it because others researchers more experienced than me have applied too.
Go to FB page of MSCA you will find some portraits of MSCA winners. Search for them and you will find that many of them have very few citations. I think CV is irrelevant.