Practical Pointers for developing your MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship proposal

    10/08/2021 - 10:00
    Belgium, Brussels
    10/08/2021 - 11:30
    EURAXESS ASEAN, Japan and Korea

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Branwen Hide Practical tips on how to write a successful MSCA-PF application (848.65 KB)

Brian Cahill Tips and Tricks for a Winning Proposal (807.06 KB)



Do you plan to apply for the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship? Then, don't miss this webinar!

This 90-minute webinar focuses on the application for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF).

Our two main guest speakers are Dr Branwen Hide and Dr Brain Cahill, both are experts on the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) programme. Branwen aims to provide an overview of the policy aims and objectives which underpin the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships, as well as cross cutting issues, which will help in the developing a robust and successful application. Brian is a seasoned evaluator of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships and other funding calls who will offer advice from the perspective of an evaluator.

The webinar will also include testimonies from successful current and former MSCA-PF grant holders.

What is the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship about?

The aim of the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships is to equip postdoctoral researchers with complementary professional skills for their future careers through the implementation of a personalised research project. International, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility is the central element here.

Who is eligible?

Researchers of any nationality and from all scientific disciplines with a doctoral degree and a maximum of 8 years of full-time post-graduate research experience at the time of the submission deadline are eligible to apply.

Where can I carry out the Fellowship?

European Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at a host institution in any of the 27 EU Member States or at a host institution in any of the currently 16 Horizon Europe Associated Countries.

The mobility rule applies to all applicants: they may not have lived or worked in the host institution’s country for more than 12 months in the 36 months prior to the submission deadline.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for application is 12 October 2021.

Find all details of the 2021 Call here

Who should participate?

This webinar is targeted at researchers of any nationality who aspire to work in an European lab; holding a PhD and not have more than 8 years of research experience after obtaining their PhD.

How do I register?

Registration is free of charge.



Dr Brian Cahill

Dr Brian Cahill works at the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology as Grant Manager of the COST Action CA19117 on Researcher Mental Health. He is a Member of the Governing Board of EuroScience and was previously Chair of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA). He was a Marie Curie fellow with research interests focused on measurement techniques for droplet-based microfluidics. He acts as an evaluator of MSCA Individual Fellowships and other funding calls.


Dr Branwen Hide

Dr Branwen Hide is Senior European Advisor at the UK Research Office (UKRO) and National Contact Point (NCP) for the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA).





Dr Pawel Sikora

Pawel entered the Marie-Skłodowska Curie Actions community through a Horizon 2020 fellowship at Technical University of Berlin. He specialises in the 3D printing of lightweight concrete as part of his Ultra-LightCon-3D project. He received his PhD in civil engineering in 2017 from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Prior to the MSCA fellowship he was working as an assistant professor at the faculty of civil and environmental engineering at West Pomeranian University of Technology. He is co-author of numerous papers mainly in the field of cement composites modified with nanomaterials and lightweight concretes.


Dr. Janos Kriston-Vizi

Dr. Janos Kriston-Vizi is a group leader at the Bioinformatics Image Core (BIONIC), MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at the University College London. As a former Marie Curie International Re-Integration fellow, he was a founding member and Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association Grants & Awards Working Group. He is responsible for high-throughput bioimage processing and data analysis for cell biology projects. His research interest led him to several years long projects at Kyoto University, Japan and A-STAR Bioinformatics Institute in Singapore.