MSCA-Global Fellowships Call: Hosting offers for European Postdoc Researchers at Indian institutions

    05/08/2021 - 15:00
    India, New Delhi
    05/08/2021 - 17:00
    Euraxess India and EU Delegation India

Are you keen to conduct part of your postdoctoral research at a top Indian and European university/institution?

Join us for an online information session on the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral-Global Fellowships Call 2021 (MSCA-PF-GF).

The session will provide general information and the conditions of applications for the new MSCA-PF–GF call, followed by presentations of ‘expression of interest’ by European and Indian universities/institutions ready to host a Postdoc Fellow.

The session will take place on Thursday, 5 August 2021, at 3:00-5:00pm IST (11:30 to 13h30 CET) and will be held in English.





The session will cover in specific the following:

  • What is funded under this scheme?
  • Who is eligible to apply?
  • What is expected of the European & non-European host?
  • Global Fellow Hosting offers from Europe and India


Following Indian Institutions will present their hosting offers:


Institutions from following European Countries will present their expression of interest:

  • France
  • Germany
  • The Netherlands


The call is open and will close on 12 October 2021.


Who is eligible?

This call is open to European nationals or long-term residents who wish to conduct part of postdoctoral research project with leading research institutes/universities in the world, including India. These fellowships require an outgoing phase (12 to 24 months) in non-European Country (e.g. India), and a mandatory 12 -month return phase to a host organization based in Europe. All areas of research (STEM, Social Sciences & Humanities and Economics) are eligible under this scheme.

Who should attend?

  • European Postdoctoral aspirants who wish to conduct part of postdoctoral research project in India.
  • Faculty and staff at any research performing institution based in Europe and India who are interested in exploring the opportunity to host a MSCA Global Fellow are invited to attend this webinar!


Participation is free of charge but for logistical reasons prior registration is mandatory. To register click HERE.

For detailed conditions and formalities for application about the Global Postdoctoral Fellowships, please refer to the attached flyer (scroll down to bottom of page).


For all official details of this call, follow the link to the Funding & Tenders Portal.


Information about the Speakers (will follow shortly)



Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

Dr. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh, Dean, School for Sustainable Development and International Programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

She currently holds Amrita's UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation & Development and is the Director & Professor at “AMRITA Center for Wireless Networks & Applications” with the "World Center of Excellence for Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction”. Dr. Maneesha is recognized as one among the world’s top 2 percent scientists in the Networking & Telecommunication field, according to a subject-wise analysis carried out by Stanford University, USA.

Dr. Ramesh has a Ph. D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She is a Research scientist specializing in Disaster Management and her research work was instrumental in deploying the first ever Wireless Sensor Network system for the Detection and Early Warnings of Landslides in the world.


Ashoka University

Prof. Vanita Shastri, Dean of Global Education & Strategic Programs


Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR)

Dr. Rama Swami Bansal, Chief Scientist & Head International S&T Affairs Directorate


Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

Prof Praveen Kumar, Chair, Office of International Relations

Praveen Kumar received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 2003. Subsequently, he received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His main research interests are mechanical behavior of materials, with particular emphasis on studying effects of electric current, temperature and sample length scale, and constructive usage of electromigration, both in solid and liquid metals. He is the Chair of Office of International Relations at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.


Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dean, Global Engagement


Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI)

Dr. Amit Awasthi, Associate Professor, Head of Immunobiology Laboratory, Translational Health Science & Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad

Dr. Awasthi, did his PhD from Jadavpur University, India. He is currently conducting research on intra and extramural grants on communicable and noncommunicable diseases. Further he is guiding PhD students and research scholars for their research project and performing assigned institutional responsibilities. He is also conducting research and generation of preclinical models for supporting research activities for academic and non-academic partners.




France - CNRS

Dr. Srini Kaveri, Director of the CNRS New Delhi Bureau at the French Embassy

Dr Srini Kaveri, received his Veterinary Medicine degree in Bangalore India, and his Ph.D. at the Pasteur Institute, Paris. Dr Kaveri carried out his Post-doctoral research training in the University of California, San Diego, USA. Dr Kaveri joined the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) of France in 1990. Since then he has been leading a French ‘National Institute of Health and Medical Research’ INSERM team, at the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Paris.

Dr Srini Kaveri has been actively involved in Indo-French research activities. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Centre for Human Genetics (CGH) at Bangalore and Amity Univeristy, Noida. He co-directed an “International Associated Laboratory” (ICMR-INSERM) at theNational Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai India.



Germany - KIWO 


Ms Katharina Spannhake, Advisor European Research Council & Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

Katharina Spannhake has been working at KoWi since January 2021 advising ERC and MSCA applicants. She studied French cultural studies and politics in Bonn, Gießen (both Germany) and Rouen (France).


The Netherlands 

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in India 

Dr. Dhoya Snijders, Innovation Counsellor, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in India

Dr. Snijders coordinates the Netherlands Innovation Network, which works on bilateral relations on science and technology, and has offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. Before this he worked at the Rathenau Instituut, advising the Dutch parliament on the social impact of technology, and as a consultant in the public sector. Dhoya studied philosophy, information management and organizational sciences, and completed his PhD in the field of environmental policy.


Delft University of Technology 

Ms. Marie Kummerlowe, Project Officer for Global Engagement at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands

TU Delft is the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands with the mission to create impact for a better society. Marie has lived, worked and studied in various countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas and holds degrees from Columbia University in New York and Sciences Po Paris.