MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships

For whom?

Individual researchers who hold a PhD

For what?

Stimulating mobility, research talent and career opportunities

When to apply?

23 April until 11 September 2024

More information

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships is a leading programme in developing talent and advancing research. Individual researchers holding a PhD can use this grant to enhance their creative and innovative potential.

For whom is MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships?

This grant is available to individual researchers who hold a PhD degree. Additionally, they cannot have more than eight years of experience in research from the date of the award of their PhD degree. Experience outside research as well as experience in research acquired in third countries do not count towards the abovementioned maximum.

Types of Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • European Postdoctoral Fellowships: This grant is open to researchers moving within Europe or moving to Europe from any part of the world to pursue their research career. These fellowships must take place in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. Also, they can last between one and two years.
  • Global Postdoctoral Fellowships: This grant funds European nationals or long-term residents who wish to move to organisations outside of EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries, to engage in R&I projects. The fellowship lasts between two and three years of which the first one to two years will be spent in a non-associated Third Country. This will be followed by a mandatory return phase of one year to an organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country.

The evaluation process

Your MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship application will be evaluated based on the following aspects:

  • Excellence
    • Quality and pertinence of the project’s research and innovation objectives
    • Soundness of the proposed methodology
    • Quality of the supervision, training and of the two-way transfer of knowledge between the researcher and the host
  • Impact
    • Credibility of the measures to enhance the career perspectives and employability of the researchers and contribution to skills development
    • Suitability and quality of the measures to maximize expected outcomes and impacts
    • The magnitude and importance of the project’s contribution to the expected scientific, societal and economic impacts
  • Implementation
    • Quality and effectiveness of the work plan, assessment of risks and appropriateness of the effort assigned to work packages
    • Quality and capacity of the host institutions and participating organisations, including hosting arrangements

Reaching ambitions and goals with Hezelburcht

Hezelburcht employs specialists who usually have an academic background, of which some also hold a PhD. They are therefore aware of the importance of grants in order to fund groundbreaking research and stimulate research talent and career opportunities. Do you need guidance and advice on how to apply for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships? Our specialists will be pleased to help! Get in touch via 088 495 20 00 or

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