MasterClass “Writing a competitive MSCA-IF proposal”

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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions _ Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) are highly competitive post-doctoral fellowships designed to support excellent scientists in mobility. This Masterclass offers several activities to enlighten you on the application process (evaluation steps, application components), reviewers' expectations (evaluation criteria, Q&A with the Grants office) and will help participants to prepare a strong application through unique recommendations.

This Masterclass is intended for all post-doctoral researchers with less than 8 years of research experience after PhD and wishing to join a team of the Brain Institute for their post-doctorate.

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge of the application evaluation process and criteria
  • Knowledge and guidelines on the components of a competitive MSCA fellowship proposal
  • Knowledge of the construction of Parts B1 and B2


Learning content

1) Workshop

Held on June 29, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00pm on Teams, it will provide you with important information for writing a competitive proposal that meets the expectations of MCSA reviewers. We will focus on best practices and tips for writing and structuring B1 and B2 documents, including building a strong CV.

2) Video tutorial

Available on our Digiforma training platform after you register, this tutorial provides key information and guidance on the essential elements of the grant

Bonus: A Q&A section is open for any question you may have on any topic!

3) Documents B1 & B2 "Templates with ICM guidelines"

Available via our Digiforma training platform after the workshop, these documents provide detailed writing recommendations and structure guidelines directly integrated into the B1 and B2 templates.


Organizing team

Julia TEPEL - ICM Grants Office


B1 templates with ICM guidelines

B2 templates with ICM guidelines