Scheme now open: CASCADE-FELLOWS Marie Curie Fellowships in Life Sciences

CASCADE-FELLOWS Marie Curie Fellowships in Life Sciences

Applications close 30 April 2015

CASCADE-FELLOWS co-funds researchers

  • with a PhD (no cap on seniority)
  • working outside their home country
  • for 12-24 month research projects in any area of Life Sciences


  • 40% of total fellowship costs (salary and research costs plus overheads) at a national rate fixed by the programme


  • Most organisations can host fellows: universities, research centres, industry, SMEs, etc
  • Host organisations can meet the remaining 60% from any non-EU funding source
  • There are no restrictions on the nationality of the researcher, but non-EU nationals can only apply to work with EU host organisations
  • Applicants must have lived and worked in their host country for less than 12 months in the three years before the application deadline
  • Fellows must be employed by their Host Organisation for the duration of their project and be paid at the standard Marie Curie rate for the programme (starting at £38,798)
  • Fellows must have access to training and leadership development opportunities to help boost their careers

How does it work?

  • Researchers contact host organisations to agree a project area and PI, and to secure matched funding
  • Researcher and PI collaborate on the application
  • Candidates apply online at before 30 April 2015
  • Successful candidates will be contacted after a central four-month evaluation process

Interested? Please get in touch!


Sandra Winfield, Project Manager

0115 846 6047

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