For SSH Researchers

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: