2015-2016 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships for International Researchers in Sweden

2015-2016 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships for International Researchers in Sweden , and applications are submitted till 17 March 2015. VINNOVA offers 100 Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships for research within the Mobility for Growth programme in Sweden . The call targets internationally experienced researchers currently working outside Sweden who have a doctorate (or at least four years’ full-time equivalent research experience) in collaborating with private and/or public sector organisations. For highly experienced researchers (more than ten years’ full-time equivalent research experience) collaboration is optional. The grant is intended to fund half the salary of the researcher (project leader) for the duration of the project. It also covers additional relevant and justifiable costs relating to mobility. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Sweden

Level:Fellowships are available for undertaking a research project.

Field(s): VINNOVA has opened a call for proposals within the Mobility for Growth programme entitled VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming.

Deadline: 17 March 2015.

Funded By: VINNOVA co-financed by the European Union through the Marie Curie Action

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015-2016 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships are targeted for Experienced researchers of all nationalities.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: At least 100 researchers are expected to be made VINNMER Marie Curie Fellows throughout the Mobility for Growth programme.

Scholarship Duration: The 2015-2016 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships grant is intended to fund half the salary of the researcher (project leader) for the duration of the project. It also covers additional relevant and justifiable costs relating to mobility.

Scholarship covers: The grant covers: 50% of salary costs – additional relevant and justifiable costs relating to mobility. The grant may also cover (relevant and reasonable) additional costs relating to mobility: Travel, Per diem, Increased living costs, Extra support for fellows with families e.g. school fees, Training and conference fees, Financial support for PhD students mentored by the researcher in the international organisation to enable mentoring at the Swedish organisation (max. SEK 50 000/year/student for travel costs, subsistence and accommodation) and Other relevant costs (to be specified).


The call 2015-2016 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships Incoming is for funding incoming mobility of experienced researchers in possession of a doctorate or at least four years’ full time equivalent research experience.

The researcher should be outside Sweden at the time of the application and spend at least 67 percent of the project duration in Sweden.

The aim of all international collaborative projects between organisations from the private and/or public sectors is to strengthen the qualification opportunities for the researcher.


‣ The call 2015-2016 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships targets internationally experienced researchers currently working outside Sweden who have a doctorate or at least four years’ full-time equivalent research experience in collaborating with private and/or public sector organisations. 

‣ For highly experienced researchers (more than ten years’ full-time equivalent research experience) collaboration is optional.

‣ The call targets international researchers interested in transnational mobility as a career development option, as well as Swedish private or public R&I organisations (as host organisations) which promote and invest in key people and value-collaboration between private and public sectors as a pathway to success.

‣ The call  of 2015-2016 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships romotes gender equality, as noted in VINNOVA’s mission statement. Under representation of gender among female and male researchers can be given strategic priority in areas where there is great need to equalise such imbalances.

‣ The Swedish-based organisation is the applicant and formal recipient of the grant but the researcher should be the project leader for the research project and the main author of the application.

‣ Current or former VINNMER Fellows may not apply to VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming.

‣ At the call deadline, the individual researcher must either hold a doctorate (regardless of the time taken to complete doctoral studies) or have at least four years’ full-time (or equivalent) research experience. This may include the research training after the degree/diploma which allowed them to embark on a doctorate in the country awarding the degree/diploma, or in the host country (regardless of whether a doctorate was planned).

‣ At the proposal submission deadline, the researcher must not have resided or conducted his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden (the country of the host organisation) for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the call deadline.

Selection Criteria for 2015-2016 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships

‣ The following criteria will determine VINNOVA’s decision on financing of project proposals:

  • Relevance
  • R&I Quality
  • Feasibility
  • Exploitability/Utilisation
  • Assessment of need for better gender balance in higher positions (such as professors, research director and the like) can be carried out when documentation is provided. 
  • Proposals within areas with a high level of need for better gender distributions can result in strategic decisions which promote the underrepresented gender so as to equalise gender imbalances.

Notification for 2015-2016 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships 

‣ Decisions will be made by 17 June 2015.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications are submitted electronically through the application service to VINNOVA’s e-Services Portal.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 17 March 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about 2015-2016 VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Fellowships


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