Support for MSCA-IF Applicants at TUM

Writing Camp Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions | Individual Fellowships

August 12-14, 2019 at the TUM Campus City Center

In response to the European Commission’s (EC) call for application for Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships 2019 and TUM’s efforts to recruit and train excellent international young scientists, the TUM Talent Factory organizes a 3-day MSCA-IF Masterclass to enhance applicants' ongoing MSCA-IF proposals. The target group are international Postdocs who are planning a research stay at TUM or want to prolong their stay.

During the 3-Day Writing Camp, the participants will work individually and in groups on their proposals, The workshop is conducted by professional external trainers with long-standing experience in research proposal writing for EU funding programs who will give multi-stage feedback on every single proposal. 

The participants will be provided with support material and need to prepare a proposal draft that the trainers will read before the workshop. 

The application period for the Writing Camp is alreay over. 


TUM Talent Factory Support for Applicants

TUM ForTe also provides extensive support material for applicants to help postdocs to prepare outstanding proposals.

In addition to the Writing Camp, we support applicants who plan to apply for an Individual Fellowship with TUM as host/beneficiary. We will also try to provide feedback for Global Fellowship application with TUM as beneficiary if we have the capacities. If you have a professor at TUM who is willing to support your application, please contact us to obtain the support material. 

Proposal Feedback

We also provide feedback for MSCA proposals. Be aware of the following deadlines:

  • July 31, 2019: Deadline to inform TUM ForTe about your request for proposal feedback
  • Aug. 15, 2019: Deadline to send proposal drafts to TUM ForTe

Please note that we can only provide feedback on proposals that are in an advanced state and formatted correctly according to the MSCA template and guidelines. We expect applicants to be familiar with the MSCA Guide for Applicants. The proposals need to be send as Word files to postdoc-application@tum.de until August 15, 2019.

We cannot provide feedback on proposal that have already been rejected more than once and proposals which reach us after the deadline. Feedback will be provided only once for each proposal.

For questions and further information, contact the TUM Talent Factory: postdoc-application@tum.de


About MSCA-Individual Fellowships

The goal of the Individual Fellowships (IF) is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here. It also develops or helps to restart the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience.

Support is foreseen for individual, trans-national fellowships awarded to the best or most promising researchers of any nationality, for employment in EU Member States or Associated Countries. It is based on an application made jointly by the researcher and the beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sectors. Only one proposal per individual researcher will be evaluated.

For more information, please consult the websites of the European Commission or the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi).