Webinar: MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship Call 2021 - Hosting offers from Europe - Part 1

    10/06/2021 - 15:00
    India, New Delhi
    10/06/2021 - 17:00
    EURAXESS India and EU Delegation India

Do you plan to apply for the upcoming 2021 MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowship? Are you looking for a host institution in Europe? Then this webinar is for you!

In a series of 3 exclusive webinars, during the month of June, we are inviting selected European countries/institutions to present their hosting offer opportunities for candidates from India.

In the webinar participants will learn about: 

  • Overview of the 2021 MSCA-PF Call
  • Introduction of selected countries/institutions
  • Respective hosting offer(s) 
  • Guidelines on how candidates can apply/approach potential host labs/departments
  • Available support structure during the drafting of the application proposal.

In our first webinar, on June 10, 3:00-5:00pm Indian Standard Time, (11:30am-13:30pm Central European Time) following countries will present their MSCA-PF hosting offers:





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.

The 2021 Call is expected to open on June 22 (tbc) and close on October 12 (tbc)


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 countries that will be associated to the EU's Horizon Europe Framework programme.

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.


Who should participate?

This webinar is open to potential applicants to the 2021 MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship Call of any nationality.

It is advisable for applicants to have a clear idea about the scope of their proposed research project.


When will this webinar take place?

This 90min webinar will take place on Thursday, June 10 from 3:00pm IST onwards. Please ensure you confirm the timing in the time zone where you are based!


Will participants be able to ask questions?

Webinar participants will be able to submit questions to the speakers during the webinar in writing via the chat function. Open questions will be addressed in a subsequent interactive Q&A session.


Registration is now open. Space is limited, and attendance is on a first come first serve basis. The presentations will all be held in English. This webinar is entirely for free.

About the Speakers



Ms Martina Desole, Head of International Cooperation, National Contact Point H2020, Apre - Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnologies and Productions

She has a degree in International Law and a Post Graduate certificate in European Policies. She is an expert in European policies and programs for research and innovation, has been officially appointed by the Ministry of Research, Education and University appointed as National Contact Point of the European Commission in Italy for Industrial Technologies (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology) since 2002, and she is now the Head of the Digital, Industry and Space Team.

She is also the Head of International Cooperation in APRE and has been the Coordinator of the India Gate project, and responsible for the European Innovation Platform in India, Coordinator of the ERACAN project and of the EU-Canada Programme Level Cooperation Task Force.



Dr. Per Magnus Kommandantvold, Special adviser at the Department for the Open Research Arena at The Research Council of Norway.

He has been involved in EU research from 2000, and is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and the European Research Council (ERC) national contact point and programme committee expert for Norway. Earlier he has been contact for Research Infrastructures, Regions of Knowledge and the European Institute for Research and Innovation (EIT). He has a degree from the University of Oslo in social sciences and languages.



Douglas Washburn, Senior Marketing Manager, The Swedish Institute.

Mr. Douglas has over 15 years of experience from the higher education industry. He works as a Senior Marketing Manager and Team Leader for the Study in Sweden team at the Swedish Institute, which is a governmental agency responsible, for among other tasks, promoting Sweden as a study destination and knowledge nation.​