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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Opening Date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 24-04-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Publication date 11-12-2013 Total Call Budget €70,000,000
Programme Horizon 2020
Status Closed Main Pillar Excellent Science
OJ reference OJ C361/06 of 11 December 2013

Topic: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) MSCA-RISE-2014


The RISE scheme will promote international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and ideas from research to market (and vice-versa) for the advancement of science and the development of innovation.

The scheme fosters a shared culture of research and innovation that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship and helps to turn creative ideas into innovative products, services or processes.


RISE involves organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (in particular SMEs), based in Europe (EU Member States and Associated Countries) and outside Europe (third countries).

Support is provided for the development of partnerships in the form of joint research and innovation activities between the participants. This is aimed at knowledge sharing via international as well as inter-sectoral mobility, based on two-way secondments of research and innovation staff (exchanges) with an in-built return mechanism.

The organisations constituting the partnership contribute directly to the implementation of the joint research and innovation activities by seconding and/or hosting eligible staff members.

The proposed research and innovation activities should exploit complementary competences of the participants, as well as other synergies, and enable networking activities, organisation of workshops and conferences to facilitate sharing of knowledge, new skills acquisition and career development for research and innovation staff members.

Activities can focus either on one dimension of mobility (intersectoral / international), or include a combination of both.

Exchanges can be for both early-stage and experienced researchers' levels and can also include administrative, managerial and technical staff supporting the research and innovation activities of the proposal.

Support for the exchanges between institutions in the EU Member States and Associated Countries covers only inter-sectoral secondments.

Exchanges with institutions from third countries can be inter-sectoral secondments as well as secondments within the same sector.

No secondments between institutions located in third countries or within the same EU Member State or Associated Country can be supported.

Expected impact:

•         Research and innovation activities under RISE are expected to build or enhance new and existing networks of international and inter-sectoral cooperation. They will significantly strengthen the interaction between organisations in the academic and non-academic sectors, and between Europe and third countries.

•         In terms of knowledge sharing and broad skills development, they will better align different cultures and expectations, with a view to a more effective contribution of research and innovation to Europe's knowledge economy and society.

 Type of action: Marie Skłodowska-Curie action.

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

The budget breakdown for this call is given in the call conditions section of the work programme and in the point 6 below (funding rates).

1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme. IMPORTANT: The conditions specific to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are described in the MSCA section of the General Work Programme.

3. Evaluation

       3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

       3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

       3.3 The RISE-specific guide for applicants can be downloaded from the Call Documents page.

IMPORTANT: The award criteria and evaluation procedure specific to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is described in the MSCA section of the General Work Programme.

4. Proposal page limits and layout: 30 pages (Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template)

5. Indicative timeline for evaluation and grant management:

Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

6. Provisions for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE):

Specific provisions and funding rates RISE
MSCA standard proposal template (structure of technical annex/part B)
MSCA standard evaluation form

Model Grant Agreement for MSCA RISE
Annotated Model Grant Agreement (it contains financial information). It will be available soon.

7. Additional provisions:

Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

Classified information

8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved. 

Additional documents

You can download the same documents as one zip file from the call page

  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • Call fiche en
  • Guide for applicants en
  • WP H2020 - 3. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) en
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • List of descriptors en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • Ethics checklist en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • Call Update 25/4/2014 en
  • Flash call Information en

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