Webinar on how to apply to Marie Curie RISE - 21 February 2019

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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, including China. See below examples of projects that have Chinese universities as partners.

Exchanges between organisations in EU or associated countries must be between different sectors. In worldwide partnerships, including those between Chinese and European organisations,  exchanges within the same sector are possible. For available local funding for participants from China (not eligible for automatic funding) please refer to the Horizon 2020 Online Manual.

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.

How to apply

Go to https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/msca-rise-2019 to find out more.


Net4Mobility+ will be holding a 1 hour webinar to introduce RISE to researcher outside of Europe on 21 February 2019.

This offer is designed for interested applicants from the targeted region and will be entirely for free. The lectures will all be held in English. This webinar is free of charge. Space is limited, and attendance is on a first come, first served basis.

Time: Thu, Feb 21, 2019 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM Beijing time.

Go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/827575310408738316?source=Mobility+Opportunity+within+MSCA+RISE to register.

Examples of Chinese partners in MSCA RISE Projects

The CORDIS database of EU funded projects finds 54 projects that involves Chinese partners. Few examples can be seen here below:

MARSU -  MARine atmospheric Science Unravelled: Analytical and mass spectrometric techniques development and application

ID: 690958

From: 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2020

MARSU is a collaborative (4 Member States , including one participant from the non-academic sector, and six Third Countries from South America, Africa and Asia) with the goal of gaining new knowledge and reducing the uncertainty about the effect of aerosols deriving from the...

Coordinated in: France

Overall budget: € 1 269 000

Chinese partners:

  • Fudan University
  • Shandong University
  • Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

BIOMASS-CCU -  Biomass gasification with negative carbon emission through innovative CO2 capture and utilisation and integration with energy storage

ID: 823745

From: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022

This Research and Innovation Staff Exchange project aims to develop and maintain long term collaborations between universities in the EU with China and Australia. This collaboration will build a truly world-leading group through a total of 254 person months of structured...

Coordinated in: United Kingdom

Overall budget: € 1 168 400

Chinese partners:

  • Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Zhejiang University
  • Xi'an Jiatong University

MNR4SCell -  Micro/Nano Robotics for Single Cancer Cells

ID: 734174

From: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020

Cancer is considered as the second leading cause of death worldwide. It is important to develop methodologies that improve understanding of the disease condition and progression. Over the past few years, single cell biology has been performed using micro/nano robotics for...

Coordinated in: United Kingdom

Overall budget: € 1 755 000

Chinese partners:

  • Tianjin University
  • Changchun University of Science and Technology
  • Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Zhejiang University
  • South China University of Technology


ULTRACEPT -  Ultra-layered perception with brain-inspired information processing for vehicle collision avoidance

ID: 778062

From: 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2022

Autonomous vehicles, although in its early stage, have demonstrated huge potential in shaping future life styles to many of us. However, to be accepted by ordinary users, autonomous vehicles have a critical issue to solve – this is trustworthy collision detection. No one...

Coordinated in: United Kingdom

Overall budget: € 2 191 500

Chinese partner:

  • Tsinghua University
  • Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Northwestern Polytechnical University




ID: 691210

From: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019

The goal of this project is to develop a lasting collaboration between top class research teams in Europe and China that fosters progress in the broad area of perovskite optoelectronics through progress in materials science, chemistry, device physics, photophysics, and device...

Coordinated in: Sweden

Overall budget: € 1 233 000

Chinese partners:

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Nanjing University of Technology


BAMOS -  Biomaterials and Additive Manufacturing: Osteochondral Scaffold innovation applied to osteoarthritis

ID: 734156

From: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease, typified by a loss of quality of cartilage and changes in bone at the interface of a joint, resulting in pain, stiffness and reduced mobility. BAMOS project particularly addresses the challenges in OA treatment by providing...

Coordinated in: Spain

Overall budget: € 774 000

Chinese partners:

  • Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Shaanxi Hetong Intelligent Machine Co Ltd
  • Zhejiang University