European grants open to excellent researchers

260 million for R&D projects

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) postdoctoral Fellowships will be open to excellent researchers of any nationality holding a PhD who want to gain new skills and experience whilst carrying out their own research project abroad through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary, and inter-sectoral mobility.

Eligibility criteria: the researchers

  • Should have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications or at least successfully defended their doctoral thesis but not yet formally awarded.
  • Must have a maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of their PhD degree award. Years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in third countries, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe.
  • Should comply with mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

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.

What does the funding cover and how to apply for?

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 and, if applicable, family, long-term leave, and special needs allowances

In addition, funding is provided for research, training and networking activities and management and indirect costs.

Individual researchers submit proposals for funding written in liaison with their planned host organisation in Europe. Proposals are judged on their research quality, the researcher’s future career prospects, and the support offered by the host organisation.

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