Mobility and Research Outside Sweden
Opportunities within Europe
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Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA)
As of January 2014, with the move to Horizon 2020, the Marie Curie Actions are now called the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA). This change better reflects the Polish roots of this extraordinary scientist who inspired and inspires the programme. Awarding €6.16 billion in the period to 2020, the MSCA support research training and career development focused on innovation skills. The programme funds worldwide and cross-sector mobility that implements excellent research in any field (a "bottom-up" approach). All open calls in Horizon 2020 will be published on the European Commission web site Participant Portal.
Forte – Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
See webpage and funding for open and future calls for proposals, www.forte.se
The Swedish Research Council
All grants are regularly announced on the web site: www.vr.se The web site provides instructions for applying as well as forms, contacts and the Research Council’s general terms and conditions.
Grant explicitly promoting mobility
The purpose of the grant, twice a year, is to promote international mobility for those with a recent doctoral degree from a Swedish HEI or EUI. Young researchers will get the opportunity to work at a foreign university or research institute or at a Swedish university, university college or research institute. Researchers with a doctoral degree no older than two years are eligible (taken into account time away for parental leave, illness, service within the National Defence, medical internship, commission of trust with union or student organization).
Grants promoting international co-operation
The Swedish Research Council has bilateral agreements on research collaboration with several countries. The agreements usually concern collaboration at the researcher level through joint research projects and workshops, access to research infrastructures or researcher exchange. Information about joint calls are announced on the web site www.vr.se .
There are currently bilateral agreements with:
Research Network Grant – Swedish Research Links
The purpose of the Swedish Research Links programme is to support the development of long-term research partnerships between Swedish researchers and researchers within low income and lower middle-income countries. The program is open to researchers from all academic disciplines, covering theoretical as well as empirical, basic as well as applied fields of research. The countries eligible for these forms of collaborative research are on the OECD/DAC list (columns Least Developed Countries, Other Low Income Countries and Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories).
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NARIC network The network aims at improving academic recognition of diplomas and periods of study
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Opportunities outside Europe
There are plenty of opportunities outside the EU as well. Find out more about research outside the EU, including links to researcher’s mobility portals in Australia, Asia, Canada, Chile, Japan and South Africa.