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European Commission MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research and Innovation Projects 2024

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships will be open to excellent researchers of any nationality.

The scheme also encourages researchers to work on research and innovation projects in the non-academic sector and is open to researchers wishing to reintegrate in Europe, to those who are displaced by conflict, as well as to researchers with high potential who are seeking to restart their careers in research.

Fellowships will be provided to excellent researchers, undertaking international mobility either to or between EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries, as well as to non-associated Third Countries. Applications will be made jointly by the researcher and a beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sector.

Aim and Benefits 

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships Indicative budget is EUR 417.18 million

The beneficiary receiving EU funding needs to recruit the researcher for the total period of the fellowship.

The EU provides support for the recruited researcher in the form of

  • A living allowance
  • A mobility allowance
  • If applicable, family, long-term leave and special needs allowances

In addition, funding is provided for

  • Research, training and networking activities
  • Management and indirect costs

Requirements

Postdoctoral Fellowships either can take place in Europe (i.e. in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country) or in a Third Country not associated to Horizon Europe:

  • European Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in R&I projects by either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe. The standard duration of these fellowships must be between 12 and 24 months.
  • Global Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to European nationals or long-term residents who wish to engage in R&I projects with organisations outside EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. These fellowships require an outgoing phase of minimum 12 and maximum 24 months in a non-associated Third Country, and a mandatory 12-month return phase to a host organisation based in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country. 

Specific eligibility conditions apply to MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships in the research areas covered by the Euratom Research and Training Programme 2021-2025.

Interview date, Process and Venue 

Indicative timeline

  • 23 April 2024: Launch of the call for proposals
  • 11 September 2024: Deadline for submitting proposals
  • February 2025: Notification of call results to applicants (TBC)
  • April 2025: Grant agreement signature for successful projects (TBC)
  • April 2025: First EU-funded projects start (TBC)

Application Deadline

September 11, 2024

How to Apply

To receive MSCA funding you can

For more details visit: European Commission website.

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