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MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship: Strategic Insights




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EURAXESS North America is hosting a webinar on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, with strategic insights into the 2021 Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF). Learn what's new this year and gain insights for writing a successful proposal with practical advice, tips, and hints by an MSCA national contact point and current MSCA fellow.


This webinar is aimed at researchers of all nationalities based in the U.S. and Canada who wish to apply with a European host institution and are considering writing a proposal.


Join us virtually on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET (9:00 AM PT, 6:00 PM Central Europe). Convert to your local time zone here. Click below to RSVP. You can submit your questions during registration and also ask during the live Q&A.


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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 eight

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 October 12th, 2021 at 5:00 PM Brussels time (morning in the various time zones of the Americas). Join our webinar to give yourself almost two months to prepare your application.


Who should participate?

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


Date & Duration
- (12 - 1:45pm)
(Virtual), United States
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Main speakers


Magdalena Chomicka started her professional career at the Foreign Research Project Office at University of Wrocław where she gained experience in supporting researchers in application and execution of their research projects. She was also involved in a large scale project which aimed at enhancing the University’s research and teaching potential. Since 2015 Magdalena has been working as National Contact Point for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action and European Research Council. In her NCP work she provides support and information for researchers and Polish host institutions. She has experience in organisation of conferences, info days and workshops for researchers, including proposal writing. She has given presentations both in Poland and abroad. She values also the cooperation among NCPs form other countries which she considers as a valuable input in her own career development. Magdalena has actively participated in several project within Horizon 2020, such as Net4Mobility, PL-ERADays, Black Sea Horizon, and EaP PLUS. Currently she is a coordinator’s team member of Net4Mobility+ project.

Magdalena works at the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), which holds the function of National Contact Point for Horizon Europe.


Dr. Cristina Blanco Sío-López is an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Senior Global Fellow and Principal Investigator (PI) of the EU Horizon 2020 research project "Navigating Schengen: Historical Challenges and Potentialities of the EU’s Free Movement of Persons, 1985-2015" (NAVSCHEN) at the European Studies Center (ESC) of the University of Pittsburgh and at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

She is also Chair of the North America Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), Member of the Executive Committee of the Global Young Academy (GYA) at the German Academy of Sciences ‘Leopoldina’ and Co-Leader of the GYA project ‘The COVID-19 Pandemic and Art’, as well as Member of the Spanish Young Academy, where she represents the field of History.

She previously was Assistant Professor in ‘European Culture and Politics’ at the University of Groningen and ‘Santander’ Senior Fellow in European Studies at the European Studies Centre (ESC) – St. Antony’s College of the University of Oxford, where she remains a Senior Member.

She obtained her PhD in History and Civilization (European Integration History) at the European University Institute of Florence (EUI), for which she received the FAEY ‘Best PhD Thesis European Research and Mobility Award’.

She coordinated and participated in numerous international research projects, conferences and peer-reviewed publications in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Her research and publications focus on European Integration History —with an accent on enlargement policy temporalities and the Schengen area fundamental rights— Global Governance, Comparative Regional Integration and Digital Humanities.





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