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In our third webinar, on 29 June, 3:00-5:00pm Indian Standard Time (11:30am-13:30pm Central European Time) following countries will present their MSCA-Postdoc Fellowships Hosting Offers:   CZECH REPUBLIC, FRANCE, PORTUGAL and SPAIN   REGISTER HERE     Do you plan to...


In our third webinar, on 29 June, 3:00-5:00pm Indian Standard Time (11:30am-13:30pm Central European Time) following countries will present their MSCA-Postdoc Fellowships Hosting Offers:







Do you plan to apply for the upcoming 2021 Marie Skłodowska-Curie-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 Fellowships 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 will open on June 22 and close on October 12


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 Tuesday 29 June 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 



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Ms. Zuzana Čapková, National Contact Point (NCP) for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and European Research Council grants in the Czech Republic

She has been working in the National Information Centre for European Research of the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, main contact organisation for EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, since 2018. Before joining the TC CAS Zuzana has worked in the Czech National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme, where she was responsible for International Dimension of Erasmus+ in Higher Education. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts (French) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (European Studies) at Charles University (Czech Republic).



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Ms. Eugenia Shadlova, French National Contact Point for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Following ten years as European Affairs officer in French universities, she joined the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation as MSCA NCP coordinator and French Delegate to the Programme Committee for the MSCA configurations.

Her team, composed of four people, provides information, training, tools and advice to research grant applicants. It supports proposal preparation as well as project implementation. The services are tailored to communities’ needs, with the objective to stimulate applications in different sectors, offer advanced training and increase the quality of the proposals.


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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.




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Dr. Rui Munhá, Science Officer in the Department of International Relations of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)

Coordinator of the National Contact Points in the Pillar of Scientific Excellence and in the Horizontal Activity (Widening & ERA) of Horizon Europe and for the European Research Council. Rui also coordinates the initiative Study & Research in Portugal, which aims to attract and retain talents in higher education, research and innovation, and he is the contact point for the dialogue between FCT and the Associations of the Diaspora.

Rui obtained a PhD in Chemistry in 2011, and he developed his scientific activity at the University of Lisbon, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), University of California (Irvine, USA) and the University of Aveiro, co-authoring 20 articles in international journals with over 500 citations, in addition to several invited oral communications. 



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Mr. David Marçal, Science Manager and Communicator at the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal).

MSCA, ERC and Widening National Contact Point.




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Mr. Xavier Eekhout, MSCA National Contact Point at FEYCT and National Coordinator of EURAXESS Spain  

Xavieris a Biologist turned into EU project manager. From 2002-2006 he worked as a researcher in the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain. After specializing in international project management, in 2007, he was incorporated as a scientific manager in the FP6 Network of Excellence EDIT (Towards a European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy) for the technical and financial management of project within CSIC. Since 2011, Xavier has worked for FECYT in different periods under FP7 and H2020 projects linked to the EURAXESS initiative and researcher career development in general.

Apart from EU projects, Xavier collaborates in the management of the EURAXESS Spain network coordinated by FECYT, including the administration of the national portal Upon the launching of Horizon Europe, he has been appointed as part-time MSCA NCP for Spain in combination with his EURAXESS obligations.


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Ms. Leticia Riaza Gambero, Officer at the the European Project Office at The Complutense University of Madrid

Leticia holds a postgraduate degree in Chemical Engineering as well as in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. In 2013 she developed an internship at the Spanish Center for the Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) where she performed tasks of support to the staff of the EU Programs Division, within the thematic areas of Energy and Environment in relation to the Seventh Framework Programme and Horizon 2020. At the end of this internship she joined a technology-based company, where she continued to be involved in the preparation of proposals and project management in European R&D funding programs. In 2015 she started working at the OEID of the Complutense University of Madrid where she currently performs tasks of information dissemination, promotion of participation and review of proposals in international research programs, in addition to carrying out a work of accompaniment to the research groups of the University in different calls.


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Ms. Cristina Martinez-Zaldivar, Officer at the International Project Office Promotion Unit (Health, Biological and Earth Science) at University of Granada

Cristina is working at the International Project Office (OFPI) of University of Granada (UGR). Her tasks at the UGR OFPI are the following: Determination of strategic lines of the UGR; Identification of international calls for research, training and transfer; promote the participation of researchers from the UGR; organization and workshops and training and information to researchers of the UGR project concerning international conferences, including the delivery of speeches.






Date & Duration
New Delhi, India
MSCA PF call 2021MSCA Hosting offersPostdoc in EuropeCzech RepublicFrancePortugalSpain


EURAXESS India and European Commission


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