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 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 80 MSCA Individual Fellowships secured by researchers in Ireland, 27% have been awarded to SSH researchers.
  • Of the 44 MSC Innovative Training Networks running in Ireland, 11 (25%) are Social Sciences and Humanities projectsis almost three times as many projects as were awarded in the areas of Chemistry and Physics put together.

 Sample funded projects:

  • 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:

        • Building an international, inter-sectoral network to train research students
        • Creating and strengthening international and inter-sectoral research partnerships
        • A personal fellowship to support a period of mobility

          Promoting research and research careers to society at large
          Co-financing doctoral and post-doctoral positions


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