Webinar: MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship Call 2021 - Hosting offers from Europe - Part 2

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

In our second webinar, on June 17, 3:00-5:00pm Indian Standard Time, (11:30am-13:30pm Central European Time) following countries will present their MSCA-PF hosting offers:






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 webinars 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.


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 17 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. Therese Lindahl, MSCA National Contact Point, Austrian Promotion Agency (FFG)

Ms. Lindahl graduated in Nutritional Science and after some work experience in the private sector, she joined the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG in 2004. She has been acting as National Contact Point and expert in the Programme Committee for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions since FP7/2006. Previous duties include the EURAXESS initiative, consultancy for applicants in “Food quality and safety” and project management for the EU funded project SMEsforFOOD (both FP6). She has also been actively involved in several MSCA NCP projects (People Network, People Network+, Net4Mobility) and is task leader in the current project Net4Mobility+. Since 2011, she is external lecturer at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, with a seminar on third party research funding and EU policies.

Ms. Alena Morrison, EU Program Manager, Research Services and Career Development, University of Vienna

Alena has been involved in the development and management of EU research projects since the 7th Framework Programme (2007 – 2014). At the University, she is responsible for providing advisory services to researchers for their ERC, MSCA or collaborative project proposals. For the last two years, she has coordinated the University’s Expression of Interest programme to attract more MSCA fellowship applicants.


Dr. Bedanna Bapuly, Legal Advisor and Senior EU Expert, Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Grant Service.

Dr Bapuly supports researchers tailoring funding portfolios and developing EU projects with a focus on MSCA and ERC. She advises on the EU’s Research & Innovation policy, including ERA. She served as commission member in SSH evaluations. As coach of the Academy’s Mentoring Programme she is passionate about helping researchers developing their skills and achieving their potential. In the past she worked as Senior Post Doc researcher in the field of European Union studies. She successfully acquired, led and implemented EU funded projects. Dr. Bedanna Bapuly holds a degree in law from the University of Graz. She studied Comparative Constitutional Law in India.




Dr. Juho Rousu, Professor of Computer Science, Aalto University

Prof. Rousu obtained his PhD in 2001 form University of Helsinki, while working at VTT Technical Centre of Finland. In 2003-2005 he was a Marie Curie Fellow at Royal Holloway University of London. In 2005-2011 he held Lecturer and Professor positions at University of Helsinki, before moving to Aalto University in 2012. Rousu’s main research interest is in developing principled machine learning methods, models and tools for computational and data science. His applications of interest include metabolomics, biomedicine, pharmacology and synthetic biology.


Dr. Jukka Seppälä, Professor of Polymer Technology and Vice Dean School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University

He gained his experience in the industry at Neste Corporation during 1979 – 1986. He acted as the Director of the Bio- and NanopolymersResearch Group in Finnish Academy Center of Excellence for the years 2001 - 2007. He has more than 395 scientific articles and the same number of other types of scientific publications. His h-index is 59 according to WoS. He is one of the inventors in around 50 patents and patent applications families.  He is the leader of the National Bio-Economy Infrastructure. In 2017 he was nominated as a Chief Engineering Counsellor in the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland.


Mr. Mika Rantakokko, Liaison Manager, University of Oulu

Mika Rantakokko works as a Liaison Manager in 6G Flagship, world's first 6G RDI center, and as a coordinator of European Wireless ICT Smart Specialisation Platform, at the University of Oulu, Finland. He is former coordinator of EU Urban Agenda Digital Transition Partnership.Mika has broad experience and expertise in innovation, digitalisation, smart cities, regional development, international collaboration and entrepreneurship. This expertise has been collected from positions in public and private sectors, including i.a. European Commission, Nordic Innovation Center, Center for Internet Excellence, the network of Finland's 6 biggest cities and various international collaboration projects.



Dr. Beata Baran, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration at  Jagiellonian University

She is president of the Assistant Researchers’ Association of Jagiellonian University, expert team member of the Jagiellonian University Ombudsman of Rights and Academic Values.


Dr. Anna Koteja Kunecka, Project support specialist at the Project Support Centre of Jagiellonian University

She works in the area of European Commission programmes, specifically the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Her role is to provide a technical and formal support to scientist who wish to apply for European research grants as well as assist them in the project managment. She holds a PhD in Earth Sciences and is passionate about environment related research and developments.


Mr. Marcin Pasternak, Research and Teaching Assistant, Dept of Pharmacology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow.

Academic career

2020 - completion of the course Ars Docendi (the Art of Teaching) in JU Centre for Higher Education Quality Enhancement – awarded with the highest mark.

2019 – till present - Research and Teaching Assistant, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Department of Pharmacology, Cracow

2017-2018 Outpatient Dental Clinic Pre-registration House Officer

2017 Graduation from Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine Jagiellonian University Medical College Cracow

2012-2017 Faculty of Medicine Jagiellonian University Medical College Cracow; Student

From 2019 member of Jagiellonian University Association of Assistants, Secretary of Association in board of 2020 and 2021