MSCA European PF

The MSCA European PF scheme is intended for researchers who wish to start a mobility to a European institution (Member States and associated countries) for a period of 12 to 24 months (possibility of 6 additional months for the non-academic sector).

The UCLouvain shall be delighted to support the postdoctoral researchers wishing to apply for a MSCA European PF at UCLouvain as future host institution:

  • Are you looking to expand your research horizon?
  • Do you want to improve your career prospects?
  • Do you want to join a vibrant and stimulating research environment?

UCLouvain gladly welcomes experienced researchers from all over the world and offers great opportunities of collaboration. We are interested in working with postdoctoral candidates who already have a strong publication record and complementary research agenda. The first step is to take contact with a supervisor at UCLouvain who will host you in her/his research team. Please find the enclosed complete list of foreseen research institutes, supervisors and/or referents, and e-mail addresses. You can contact the referents by e-mail, telephone or by going and to see them.
Before contacting a referent, please check your eligibility for an MSCA-PF action with Mrs Sara Wilmet (ADRE/RINT) - Phone: +32 10 47 38 36.

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships offer the successful candidates a full-time contract to work on a research project and enjoy advanced training. The programme provides a competitive salary, mobility and family allowances plus a budget for research and training costs.


  • Experience
    The candidates must complete a doctoral degree before 11 September 2024.
    The candidates should have completed a doctoral degree not more than 8 years ago, in case they have spent those eight years in research activity. In the event of a period during which the candidate has interrupted his/her research career, the period of 8 years shall be extended for the time, when the candidate has not been employed as a researcher (it is counted until the last day of the tender). And has not been rejected in previous call with evaluation result of 70 % or less points.
  • Mobility rule
    For a European Postdoctoral fellowship, the applicant should not have resided or worked/studied in Belgium for more than 12 months between September 2021 and September 2024.

Contact at Research Administration of UCLouvain (ADRE)
Mrs Sara Wilmet will guide you through the administrative follow-up of your project.
She will be your first contact point for any questions you may have from the time you start working on your proposal to the final report of your project (eligibility, tips and tricks for your proposal).
ADRE also provides feedback on your proposal on a first-come, first-served basis. It will assist you with all administrative, legal and financial matters throughout the project.