ERASMUS+ is the European Union Programme for 2014-2020 to support projects, partnerships, events and mobility in the areas of education, training, youth and sport.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees:
> Scholarships for students and researchers of exceptional quality to follow an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) or an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) at two or more European universities. There are currently 116 masters and 29 doctoral courses to choose from. New Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees will be added annually under Erasmus+. Masters students, doctoral candidates and academics apply directly to the selected joint programmes.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: http://europa.eu/!RN87Kc
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates: http://europa.eu/!Wj68hm
Short-term credit mobility:
> Mobility grants for students and doctoral candidates (up to 12 months) who will spend part of their study or research period abroad at a partner university, and have the mobility period recognized to contribute to their degree back home. Opportunities will also be available for university staff, but for shorter periods (up to 2 months). For more information please contact your University’s international office.
> Scholarships of different durations for students, researchers and academic staff in the framework of Erasmus Mundus University Partnerships between European and non-European universities.
Students, researchers and staff apply directly to the selected partnerships: these opportunities were available until 2017. Erasmus Mundus Partnerships: http://europa.eu/!CB43qF
> The size of the scholarship varies according to the level of the studies, research or secondment and duration.
Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/jointmasterdegrees
Erasmus Mundus website: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/index_en.php
EMA - Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association: http://www.em-a.eu
MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS (MSCA)
Funding excellent research careers
> Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships offer attractive career development opportunities in prestigious research teams in Europe, whatever the nationality or scientific domain of the researcher. Organisations from whatever sector and country can participate in MSCA projects.
> Innovative Training Network (ITN) advertise positions for researchers at the beginning of their careers on the Euraxess portal. Some of these positions enable trainee researchers to obtain an Industrial Doctorate or a Joint Doctorate.
> Individual Fellowships (IF) are for experienced researchers to undertake their own research project at a host organisation in another country, thus gaining new skills through advanced training and possibly intersectoral mobility.
> Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) enables international and intersectoral collaboration, based on short-term staff exchanges between organisations worldwide.
> Co-Funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) results in many high-quality fellowship or doctoral programme positions (also advertised on the Euraxess portal), which include transnational mobility.
> Organisations seeking to host researchers, individual experienced researchers seeking to work in another country, possibly in industry including SMEs.
> Researchers can either apply for a specific position offered by an ITN or COFUND project or, if they meet the definition of experienced researcher, submit a proposal in response to a call for proposals for Individual Fellowships.
> Researchers receive a competitive salary, and allowances to cover travel and family costs. Their employer also benefits from a contribution to research costs, including provision for training and career development.
More information, including calls and contact details, on: ec.europa.eu/msca • facebook.com/Marie.Curie.Actions
Ask the National Contact Point in your country for further assistance: http://goo.gl/vWkoGT.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions are run by the Research Executive Agency under the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020: ec.europa.eu/research/rea.
THE EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL
Where excellence meets creativity
> The ERC supports excellent investigator–driven, high-risk/high- gain, frontier research projects without predetermined research priorities. No consortia, no co-financing are needed.
Scientific excellence is the sole evaluation criterion.
The ERC offers the following grants to individual researchers:
> ERC Starting Grants
For researchers at the stage of establishing an independent research career with 2 to 7 years experience since completing their PhD.
Funding per grant: up to € 2.0 Mio for up to 5 years
> ERC Consolidator Grants
For researchers at the stage of consolidating their research career with 7 to 12 years experience since completing their PhD.
Funding per grant: up to € 2.75 Mio for up to 5 years
> ERC Advanced Grants
For researchers with a track record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years.
Funding per grant: up to € 3.5 Mio for up to 5 years
> ERC Synergy Grants (Pilot scheme)
For small groups of researchers collaborating on a complex scientific problem at the frontiers of knowledge.
Funding per grant: up to € 15 Mio for up to 6 years
> Top-researchers of any nationality and age from anywhere in the world.
> Research projects must be carried out in a public or private research institution based in an EU Member State (•), an Associated Country (•), or an International European Interest Organisation (•).
> Applications can be submitted only in response to calls for proposals via the Electronic Proposal Submission Services (EPSS), on the participant portal.
> Calls for Proposals are published annually on the: ERC website: http://erc.europa.eu
Horizon 2020 Participant Portal: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/)
ERASMUS + Presentations by Brian Toll, Senior Policy advisor, Directorate-General Education and Culture, European Union
ERASMUS+ CBHE: Capacity Building for Higher Education
ERASMUS+ ICM: International Credit Mobility
ERASMUS+ JM: Jean Monnet Activites
EU Scholarships EHEVF 2015 presentation by Sanjeev Roy