Edinburgh Research Office

Applying to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Resources for researchers interested in applying to the MSCA PF and information on the application support that we provide.

MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships support early career researchers moving abroad to work on cutting-edge research projects that will make an original and significant contribution to their research field, under the supervision of an experienced Host Supervisor. The fellowship is a great opportunity for early career researchers to enhance their career by carrying out a research project at a Host Organisation, which can be a university, research institution, business, SME or other organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. The fellowship supports a two-way knowledge exchange between the Researcher and the Supervisor/Host Organisation, both in research and training skills.

Postdoctoral Fellowships can either can take place in Europe (i.e. in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country (European Postdoctoral Fellowship) or in a Third Country not associated to Horizon Europe (Global Postdoctoral Fellowship). The fellowships last for 12-36 months depending the type of fellowship being applied for. The Postdoctoral Fellows can undertake research trips, such as visits to other laboratories, archives or field work, as well as undertaking secondments of up to three or six months in another organisation in Europe.

The European Commission (EC) provides a contribution to the salary costs of the doctoral candidate, and the research, training and networking costs as well as a contribution to the overall management of the project.

The Researcher must meet specific eligibility criteria as outlined in the MSCA Work Programme.

The University of Edinburgh has a strong track record of success in European Funding. During Horizon 2020, the University has secured more than €145M across almost 100 projects and it currently hosts a large number of MSCA grantees.

If you are a Researcher interested in applying to the MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) please see information below.

 

Call deadline: 12 October 2021, 4pm UK time

 

ERO Resources, information and support (UoE access only)

The resources include:

  • annotated templates for parts B1 and B2 of the proposal,
  • compiled feedback from previous applications,
  • examples of previously successful applications,
  • links to online video guides, and
  • how to register for the Q&A sessions running on:  13 September, 11am; 21 September, 1pm and 29 September, 11am.

 

EC submission page