UCLouvain Master Class on MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Tags: Events | 2022 | Belgium | MSCA

    Belgium, Louvain-la-Neuve

As a young postdoctoral researcher, this is the time to consider new directions in your research. What is your ambition for the next stage in your career? What do you need to do now in order to achieve your goals in the future? A Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship offers a great opportunity for (young) researchers to boost their careers by going abroad gaining new skills and expertise at a host institution.

Considering the fierce competition and new eligibility and evaluation criteria, writing a successful MSCA Post-doctoral Fellowship proposal is a true challenge, as having a good idea is simply not enough!



June 20th and 21st, 2022


UCLouvain (Belgium)

Contact person

Sara Wilmet


For researchers and supervisors intending to apply for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship (deadline: September 14th, 2022)


About the event

The Master Class will take place on June 20 and 21, 2022 at UCLouvain (Belgium). It is primarily intended for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) applicants with UCLouvain as host institution.


This training:

  • helps applicants to make their MSCA-PF proposal more competitive;
  • offers the opportunity to get to know UCLouvain while receiving in-depth advice on how to write the proposal.


This two-day Master Class is fully funded by UCLouvain: travel, accommodation (two nights), and lunch. Note that the host promoter may decide to finance an additional night, the objective being that the candidate can also spend time at his/her host Institute.



This Master Class will include :

  • Participation of an external consultant to give specific information on writing a winning proposal; the National Contact Point to present the call in general and the submission procedure; testimonies of winners as well as the participation of an evaluator who participated in the MSCA-PF 2021 selection;
  • A session scheduled to address a specific point of the MSCA PF programme, namely information on the host institution. Highlighting the strengths of the host institution: gender, open science, hosting arrangements, training, etc. People from the institution concerned with all these aspects will be present to provide applicants with information on the elements they should include in their proposal.
  • Time for the applicant to visit the host institute. Please note that a one supervisor may support several applications if they are for different applicants projects.


Registration (deadline: May 20th, 2022)

  • Each interested candidate will send his/her CV and the name of his/her UCLouvain supervisor to the UCLouvain Research Administration (Sara Wilmet);
  • The Research Administration will then check the eligibility of the candidate and will send an e-mail confirming the registration, along with the supporting documents useful for the preparation of the proposal.


Please find the complete list of foreseen research institutes, supervisors and/or referents, and e-mail addresses.

Before contacting a referent, please check your eligibility for an MSCA-PF action with Sara Wilmet: sara.wilmet@uclouvain.be


Please note that:

  • Supervisors may also participate in the Master Class. To register, please send us an e-mail that includes the name of the applicant(s).
  • If you are currently a researcher at UCLouvain and applying with a host institution abroad, you may also register to participate in the Master Class. To register please e-mail your CV, the name of your current supervisor and the name of your future host institution.

Contact person for the MSCA Master Class

Sara Wilmet

Researcher mobility funding


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