Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

July 22nd, 2019

The Romanian Institute of Science and Technology (RIST) welcomes Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship applications for the currently open call, with a deadline on September 11, 2019.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSC-IF) provide opportunities to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe. The programme particularly supports the return and (re)integration of European researchers from outside Europe and those who have previously worked here. It also promotes the career restart of individual researchers who show great potential. Fellowships are awarded for 12 to 24 months (standard European Fellowships and Reintegration Fellowships) or 36 months (Career Restart Fellowships).

RIST is located in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania, and is a host organization eligible for the Widening Fellowships programme, which provides an extra budget of 6M euros for proposals that failed to reach an adequate place in the ranking to be funded in the highly competitive regular MSC-IF call but obtained a score of 70% or above in the regular call.

The fellowships award a living allowance of about 3357 euros monthly (total cost, corresponding to about 2134 euros net monthly salary, after taxes); a mobility allowance of 600 euros monthly; a family allowance (if applicable) of 500 euros monthly (total cost); and research, training and networking costs of 800 euros monthly.

RIST welcomes applications in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning and computational neuroscience, including research on the social impact of artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are areas where the institute has experienced recently an accelerated growth, with about 20 machine learning scientists being currently active in the institute.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Candidates must be experienced researchers (being in possession of a doctoral degree or having at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience at the call deadline).
  2. Eligible researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in Romania for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline (for standard European Fellowships) or for more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the call deadline (for Career Restart and Reintegration Fellowships).
  3. For standard European Fellowships and Career Restart Fellowships, candidates may be of any nationality. For Reintegration Fellowships, candidates should be long-term residents of EU member states or Horizon 2020 associated countries.
  4. For Career Restart Fellowships, candidates should have had a career break in research of at least 12 months within 18 months prior to the call deadline.


If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in exploring the opportunities offered by the MSC-IF to work at RIST, please send to, before August 10th, 2019 (internal deadline), the following:

  1. a detailed curriculum vitae, including the list of publications;
  2. an abstract of the research proposal.

The candidates will be selected by RIST by August 15th, 2019.

The selected candidates will be supported in the development of their project proposals that must be submitted to the European Commission by September 11th, 2019.

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