MINDED is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) COFUND Action, guaranteeing to scientists the prestige and long-term benefit of being an MSC fellow, and the opportunity to develop their research activities in IIT, which is a highly interdisciplinary and dynamic institution, in close collaboration with 16 partners.
Differently from an MSC Individual Fellowship, MINDED research fellows are required to propose their own training and development programme alongside their technical proposal, supported and monitored by MINDED Scientific and Management teams.
Research fellows are funded by the European Commission (50%) and by the IIT (50%).
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions have set the benchmark for attracting and retaining the most talented researchers. Named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist, famed for her work on radioactivity, MSC Actions support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to 'blue-sky' science, are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development. In addition to generous research funding, scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers. By making researchers mobile and encouraging cooperation, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions help to foster knowledge transfer. Researchers gain experience in various types of organisations, which boosts their career prospects and capacity for entrepreneurship.