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RISE involves organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (in particular SMEs), based in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) and outside Europe (third countries).

Support is provided for the development of partnerships in the form of a joint research and innovation project. This is aimed at knowledge sharing via international as well as intersectoral mobility, based on secondments of research and innovation staff (exchanges) with an in-built return mechanism.

The organisations constituting the partnership contribute directly to the implementation of a joint research and innovation project by seconding and/or hosting eligible staff members. Secondments shall always take place between legal entities independent from each other.

RISE proposals can focus either on one dimension of mobility (intersectoral / international), or include a combination of both. Exchanges can be for both early-stage and experienced researchers and can also include administrative, managerial and technical staff directly involved in the research and innovation activities of the proposal.

Support for the exchanges between institutions within Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) covers only intersectoral secondments, but exchanges with institutions from and to third countries can be intersectoral as well as within the same sector (secondments between institutions established in third countries or within the same EU Member State or Horizon 2020 Associated Country cannot not be supported).

Organisations such as universities, research centres and companies that want to offer a short-term exchange to their staff can now apply on the Funding and Tenders Portal. If you need advice for your application, please contact the National Contact Point (NCP) in your country (select "Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions" to find the NCP) or consult the recently released “Guide for Applicants".

With an overall budget of EUR 80 million, the RISE programme, funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, promotes cross-border and cross-sector collaboration from research to market and vice versa within Europe and beyond.

Participating in a Research and Innovation Staff Exchange represents a unique opportunity for individuals to expand their horizons, enlarge their networks, receive innovative research training and develop new career opportunities. By participating in Research and Innovation Staff Exchange, organisations can form partnerships with leading research and innovation organisations from across the world.

The call will remain open until 2 April 2019.

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