Individual Fellowships (IF)

The call is now closed. will be open on April 2017. Deadline: September 2017


The programme fund individual, trans-national fellowships awarded to the best or most promising researchers for employment in EU Member States or Associated Countries, based on an application made jointly by the researcher and host organisation in the academic or non-academic sectors.


Two main fellowships:


European Fellowships: held in EU Member States or Associated Countries and are open to researchers currently within and outside Europe. The country where the European Fellowship is held is subject to the rules of mobility. Under the European Fellowships, two fellowships are supported via separate multi-disciplinary panels of the European Fellowships:

  • Reintegration Panel – support return and reintegration of researchers into a longer term research position in Europe, including in their country of origin. Mobility into Europe and the researcher shall have previously been active in Europe for at least 5 consecutive years.
  • Career Restart Panel - support individuals to resume research in Europe after a career break. To qualify, researchers must not have been active in research for at least 12 months immediately prior to the deadline for submission.

Global Fellowships: based on a secondment to a third country and a mandatory 12 month return period to a European host. The country where the Global Fellowship secondment takes place is subject to the rules of mobility, whereas the return phase is not. Secondment Phase in Europe, particularly in the non-academic sector, within the overall duration of their fellowship:

  • For a fellowship of 18 months or less, the secondment phase may last up to three months.
  • For a fellowship of more than 18 months, the secondment phase may last up to six months.

The secondment phase can be a single period or be divided into shorter mobility periods. The secondment should significantly add to the impact of the fellowship.

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