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 closed.
  • The second call is expected to be issued on 13/04/2022, 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.

The Master Class is primarily intended for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) applicants with UCLouvain as host institution. The Master class offers them the opportunity to get to know UCLouvain while also benefitting from an in-depth proposal writing clinic. If you are currently a researcher at UCLouvain and applying with a host institution abroad, you may also register to participate. More information will follow.

Horizon Europe incentives can be requested to support you in the preparation of your MSCA proposals. Do not hesitate to contact the RINT team of ADRE to know more about the conditions of granting. If you intend to submit a MSCA-PF project, please inform the ADRE (contact person: Sara Wilmet) at the same time so that you can receive useful information, including supporting documents from info sessions, etc.