MSCA researchers can receive additional support to carry out a placement of up to 6 months.
- at non-academic organisation
- based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country
- at end of fellowship
Be part of our innovation ecosystem with several non academic organizations
- any topic related to technology, advanced materials, innovation, climate, energy, environment, deeptech, computer vision, and other digitalization routes. Contact us, we have broad partnership network.
- additionally: training in impact and innovation capacity
- next step in career opportunites part of placement plan
Benefits with non academic placement:
- Enhanced Transferable Skills: Non-academic placements offer an opportunity to develop transferable skills that are valuable in both academia and industry. These skills can include project management, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and adaptability. Acquiring these skills can broaden your career prospects and make you a more versatile and employable researcher.
- Industry Relevance: Non-academic placements enable you to gain firsthand experience of the industrial or commercial sector related to your research area. This exposure can help you understand the practical application of your research, identify industry needs, and align your work with real-world challenges. It can also enhance your knowledge of industry practices, standards, and regulations, making your research more relevant and impactful.
- Networking Opportunities: Non-academic placements provide a unique chance to expand your professional network beyond academia. By working with industry professionals, you can establish connections with potential collaborators, industry leaders, and future employers. These connections can be invaluable when seeking job opportunities, securing funding, or initiating future research partnerships.
- Broader Perspective: Engaging in non-academic placements allows you to gain a broader perspective on your research field. By working in different environments and collaborating with professionals from diverse backgrounds, you can gain insights and alternative viewpoints that may not be readily available within academia. This can contribute to a more well-rounded understanding of your research area and enhance your ability to address interdisciplinary challenges.
- Improved Employability: Non-academic placements can significantly enhance your employability, both within and outside academia. Employers often value candidates who have experience in both academic and non-academic settings, as it demonstrates adaptability, versatility, and an understanding of the practical application of research. Such experiences can make you a more attractive candidate for research positions, industry roles, and entrepreneurial ventures.
- Funding Opportunities: Some non-academic placements may offer additional funding or stipends, which can supplement the MSCA fellowship and help cover living expenses during the placement. This can alleviate financial pressures and allow you to focus on your research and professional development.