New MSCA Seal of Excellence scheme kicks off in Slovakia
The Slovak Government has opened a new call under its National Recovery and Resilience Plan to support MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships applicants whose proposals could not be funded by the European Commission.
The Government Office of the Slovak Republic has opened a new scheme for MSCA Seal of Excellence holders and applicants with a high score who applied to Postdoctoral Fellowships (excluding Global Fellowships) under Horizon Europe, but failed to be funded due to budget constraints.
The application must be submitted on behalf of the researcher either by the original host organisation from Slovakia or by the newly proposed eligible organisation in Slovakia.
Applicants must submit the original project proposal and the Seal of Excellence and/or the evaluation summary report.
About the MSCA Seal of Excellence
The MSCA Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to applicants of Postdoctoral Fellowships and COFUND who achieved a high score in their applications (85% or more) but unfortunately were not awarded funding due to budgetary constraints.
The MSCA Seal of Excellence
underlines the value of these projects, which may use it to help find alternative funding
allows other funding bodies such as national, regional, and university-level schemes to support MSCA proposals holding the label and take advantage of the Horizon Europe evaluation process