MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)

The goal of this programme is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual skills through training and advanced international and intersectoral mobility.

There are two types of Individual Fellowships:

European Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded for between 12 and 24 months, while the total duration of Global Postdoctoral Fellowships is between 24 and 36 months, including a mandatory 12-month return phase.

In mobility schemes, secondment may take place in another organisation in any country in the world (maximum one third of the total duration of the project).

Supported fellows must be postdoctoral researchers at the date of the call deadline, i.e. in a possession of a doctoral degree, defined as a successfully defended doctoral thesis, even if the doctoral degree has yet to be awarded. Recruited researchers must comply with the mobility rule. Researchers may be of any nationality.

At the call deadline, supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date that the researcher was in a possession of a doctoral degree.

Proposals involving the same recruiting organisation and individual researcher submitted to the previous call of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships under Horizon Europe and having received a score of less than 70% must not be resubmitted the following year.

  • The first call under Horizon Europe is expected to open on 22/06/2021, with a closing date on 12/10/2021.
  • The second call is expected to be issued on 14/04/2022, with a closing date on 14/09/2022.
  • Duration of a PF action: 2 to 3 years.

Contact person at UCLouvain Research Administration

  • Please contact Mrs Sara Wilmet (Phone: +32 (0)10 47 38 36) if you need more detailed information on this sub-action of the MSC programme (including support documents from previous information sessions, testimonies of former laureates and expert evaluators).

She can also help you find a promoter abroad or at UCLouvain, as well as a candidate who comply with the mobility rule.

MSCA call information session organized by the Belgian NCPs
The next EU-MSCA-PF event organized by the Belgian NCPs is now online on the dedicated website, with the program and the link to register.