The Research Executive Agency (REA) received a total of 408 project proposals under this year's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange call. This is the last MSCA-RISE call under Horizon 2020.
The call deadline, initially foreseen by 28 April, had been postponed by two weeks due to COVID-19, closed on 12 May at 5pm CET.
Like in previous years, engineering, environment, chemistry, life sciences and social sciences are the themes that attracted most applications. The submitted proposals are competing for €80 million in EU funding.
The evaluation of the research proposals will take place between May and July and the projects will start as early as this Autumn.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE Action funds short-term exchanges of personnel between academic, industrial and commercial organisations throughout the world. The projects are implemented through the secondments of staff for a period of one to 12 months.
To know more about RISE funded-projects have a look at this video.
Source: Research Executive Agency News (https://bit.ly/2Aw1XjB)