Funding scheme: MSCA-RISE


Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) funds short-term exchanges of personnel between academic, industrial and commercial organisations throughout the world.

It helps people develop their knowledge, skills and careers, while building links between organisations working in different sectors of the economy, including universities, research institutes and SMEs.


Proposals must include at least three partners, which can be academic or non-academic organisations from three different countries. At least two of these should be from the EU or associated countries. Partners from further afield can also join.

Exchanges between organisations in EU or associated countries must be between different sectors. In worldwide partnerships, exchanges within the same sector are possible.

Proposals should highlight:

  • knowledge creation,
  • sharing know-how, and
  • skills development.

Research staff of any nationality and at any career level – from PhD preparation to experienced researchers – can undertake a secondment. Staff members working in managerial, technical or administrative roles can also take part.


This action is open to all research areas, whether you are examining social issues like youth unemployment, or creating new solar power applications.


The grant supports the secondment of staff members for one month to one year. They must be engaged in or linked to research and innovation activities at their home organisation for a certain time prior to the secondment.

They return to their home organisation after the secondment, to pass on their knowledge.

Funding for a RISE project can last up to four years.



Here you will find details of all active calls for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The information is linked directly to the EU’s Participant Portal, which provides all you need to start your application.

Advice and information can also be found through the National Contact Points and Horizon 2020 Helpdesk.



Helping marginalised youth

The Party project aims to tackle issues related to youth unemployment in developing countries. Focusing on Namibia and South Africa, the goal is to develop service models so that marginalised young people can participate more fully in society.

January 2015 – January 2019

Muscle loss in focus

Major underlying risk factors for chronic muscle loss include ageing, lack of exercise and poor diet. The Muscle Stress Relief project brings together a multidisciplinary team to examine muscle loss and possible therapeutic interventions.

March 2016 – February 2020

Exchanging R&D ideas

The Europe-Japan Accelerator Development Exchange Programme provides a forum to exchange ideas on R&D and the implementation of particle physics accelerators. Scientists and experts from Europe and Japan undertake secondments as part of the programme.

January 2015 – December 2018

Solar power engineering

FRIENDS2 is developing a European network that can turn creative ideas in the field of surface engineering into innovative solar power applications. The project brings together an industry leader in solar power, two academic organisations and an SME.

January 2015 – December 2018