Marie Skłodowska-Curie for Researchers in Social Sciences and Humanities
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions provide extensive opportunities for all researchers, regardless of their research discipline to source bottom-up, non-thematic funding to support a range of European research, training, life-long learning and knowledge transfer activities; including the opportunity to work with the private, public, non-profit and/or other sectors. Depending on the Action, the budgets available range in size from €50,000 to €10 million.
Proposals submitted to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Calls are evaluated and ranked in separate disciplinary panels by evaluators only from that research discipline: there is a dedicated evaluation panel for Social Science and Humanities (SSH).
SSH Success in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions:
Irish researchers in the broad area of SSH have achieved considerable success in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: :
- 27% of projects funded were in SSH, an increase of 9% compared to FP7. This makes SSH one of the most successful research disciplines in the MSCA.
- Of the over 160 MSCA Individual Fellowships secured by researchers in Ireland, 24% have been awarded to SSH researchers.
Sample funded projects:
- P4Play: a European Joint Doctorate in Occupational Science
- Explaining Global India: a multi-sectoral PhD training programme analysing the emergence of India as a global actor.
- Around the Caspian: a Doctoral Training for Future Experts in Development and Cooperation with Focus on the Caspian Region.
- Irish Merchants and Bordeaux: The Irish Role in the Invention of Grands Crus Wines
- Engaging Urban Youth: Community, Citizenship, and Democracy
- Collaborative Network For Training And Expertise In Psychotraumatology
- Social Entrepreneurship in Structurally Weak Rural Regions: Analysing Innovative Troubleshooters in Action
- Human-Animal Relationships in Archaeology: World Views of Hunter-gatherers in Northern Europe
The list below summarises what can typically be achieved through participating in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action:
- Doctoral Networks
Building an international, inter-sectoral network to train research students
- Staff Exchanges (SE)
Creating and strengthening international and inter-sectoral research partnerships
- Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)
A personal fellowship to support a period of mobility
- MSCA and Citizens Night
Promoting research and research careers to society at large
- Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)
Co-financing doctoral and post-doctoral positions