Norway: Arctic MSCA-IF program 2020 - Develop an MSCA-IF proposal with a supervisor at UiT

What is Arctic MSCA-IF Program?

The «Arctic MSCA-IF program» aims to recruit and support excellent junior scientists from outside Norway who plan to submit applications for independent research fellowships through the mobility program Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) in order to pursue an academic research career. The talented postdocs are selected by UiT supervisors and invited to Tromsø for the Arctic MSCA-IF symposium in May 2020. During the symposium, the UiT supervisor and the postdoc meet and learn how to write a successful MSCA-IF proposal. 10 MSCA-IF projects have been granted UiT since Arctic MSCA-IF program was launched in 2016.

List of UiT supervisors in the 2020 Arctic MSCA-IF Program. The list includes links to extended descriptions of the supervisors research field and to the open EURAXESS calls for postdoc candidates.

The program is open for all research fields.


  • Experienced Researcher (ER): fellowship applicant, Postdoc from abroad. Requirements are listed at the bottom of this document.
  • Supervisor: Formerly called «Scientist in charge» (normally professor/associate professor) at UiT who will supervise the ER through his/her fellowship. Selection criteria listed at the bottom of this document.
  • Beneficiary: Host institution, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, legal entity.

The program will cover European Fellowships (EFs): duration 12-24 months.

Eligibility Criteria for the candidate:

The applicant must be an «Experienced Researcher»; he/she shall, by the time of the deadline (September 9th 2020), be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. The ER can be of any nationality and shall not have spent more than 12 months in Norway in the 3 years immediately prior to September 9th 2020.

Application details for future ERs:

The program aims to recruit young research talents and the candidates will be selected based on excellence. For most (but not all) research fields there will be a requirement of (at least) one published article as first author in a peer-reviwed journal. The application has to contain a CV (including publication list) and a research outline document (up to 2 pages), which describes briefly possible research actvities the applicant would want to pursue at UiT. Applications are submitted to ArcticMSCA@uit.no

Deadline is 7 February 2020.

Further information on the MSCA-IF can be found here.