MSCA 2018 AWARD

Matthew Difranco/MCAA, the MSCA Awardees 2018 Francisco Valente Gonçalves, Gwendolyn Bailey, Deepak Palaksha and Viviane Hoffmann, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture  © OeAD | Maria Unger
CONGRATULATION

to the awardees of the People's Choice

Matthew Difranco/MCAA, the MSCA Awardees 2018 Francisco Valente Gonçalves, Gwendolyn Bailey, Deepak Palaksha and Viviane Hoffmann, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture 

© OeAD | Maria Unger

Find all awardees below.

In the tradition of the MSCA Conferences and in the line with the general theme of the Austrian Presidency Conference, specifically dedicated to the implementation and outreach beyond 2020, these awards identify those researchers who are most promising and who were funded so far under MSCA. The scope was to let the applicants choose between three categories which illustrate the richness of MSCA projects: I. Outreach of the MSCA project/ II. Meeting societal challenges/ III. Bridging (career) paths.

For the first time in the story of the MSCA Awards the applicants were not invited to send their written application but to send their videos or selfies illustrating their research project and their creative approach.

WHAT WERE THE CRITERIAS FOR THE SHORTLIST?

Based on the applications of around 106 MSCA fellows which represented highly competitive grant schemes and addressing different subject areas a shortlist was set during a virtual panel meeting connecting the experts in Brussels and Vienna using the following selection criteria:

  • The CV and track record of the MSCA fellow
  • Category chosen
  • Gender Diversity and geographical spread
  • Creative approach
  • Research topic

WHO SELECTED THEM?

The selection panel was composed by experts of the European Commission and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

WHO ARE THE FINALISTS SELECTED FOR THE AWARDS?

Category I: Outreach of the MSCA Project:

  • Beatriz Rodriguez Alonso, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Gwendolyn Bailey, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Adrien Donneaud, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Germany

Category II: Meeting societal challenges

  • Alejandro Catalá, Research Center on Information Technology of the University Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Elias Munthali; Catalan Institute for Water Research, Girona, Spain
  • Deepak Palaksha, University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway

Category III: Bridging (career) paths

  • Francisco Marcus Gonçalves, Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal
  • Susana Ladra González, University of Coruna, Spain
  • Enrico Risaliti, Siemens PLM Software, Leuven, Belgium

AWARD CEREMONY

The audience had the opportunity to see the videos at the MSCA Conference on October 1, 2018. The winners were awarded at the conference dinner.