Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions – Global Fellowships


Horizon 2020


Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships – Global Fellowships


The Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) aim to support the career development and training of researchers – with a focus on innovation skills – in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility.  The MSCA are expected to finance around 65,000 researchers between 2014 and 2020, including 25,000 doctoral candidates. The MSCA will address several objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, including the Innovation Union flagship initiative. By funding excellent research and providing attractive working conditions, the MSCA offer high quality professional opportunities open to researchers of any age, nationality or discipline.


The University of Guelph can participate in this call as a Partner Organisation, which means it can host outgoing researchers from the EU for an uninterrupted period of between 12 and 24 months, followed by a mandatory 12-month return period to an institution located in the EU or associated country. University of Guelph faculty are eligible to supervise outgoing researchers from the EU under this call.

Funding Availability

No funding will be transferred to the University of Guelph; funding will be provided to the outgoing researchers’ host institution.

Project Duration

A period of between 12 and 24 months.

Special Notes

As a partner organisation the University of Guelph must agree to host the researcher during the initial outgoing period and provide training. Partner organisations involved in a Global Fellowship must include (in Part B of the proposal) an up-to-date letter of commitment to ensure their real and active participation in the proposed action; their precise role should also be clearly described in the proposal. For Global Fellowships, if the letter of commitment of the TC partner organisation is not provided, the proposal will be considered incomplete and therefore will be declared inadmissible.

Letters of commitment from the University of Guelph are to be scanned and inserted into the application prepared by the researcher/host institution (Section 7 of the PDF file in part B).

The suggested minimum requirements for the letter of commitment are:

  • heading or stamp from the institution;
  • up-to-date (i.e. issued after the call publication date, 12 April 2016);
  • the text must demonstrate the will to actively participate in the proposed action and the precise role;
  • signed by the legal representative.

Letters of commitment signed by the University of Guelph will be co-signed by the ADR of the host college, and the Associate Vice-President Research Services.

Internal Deadline

Please submit 1) a copy of the host institution’s application, 2) a draft of the letter of commitment, and 3) an OR-5 Form to two (2) weeks prior to the intended final submission deadline. 

External Deadline

Applications submitted by the researcher’s host institution in the EU will be accepted until September 14, 2016, 17:00 Brussels local time.

How to Apply

Applications for MSCA Individual Fellowships will be opening in April 2016. Consult the Guide for Applicants and Research and Innovation Participant Portal for more information.

For Questions, please contact

Ms Ronda Moore
National Contact Point for Canada
Marie Sk?odowska-Curie actions on skills, training and career development
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Tel: 613-563-3961

Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54807

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