The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth and investment by equipping researchers with the new knowledge, skills, and international and intersectoral exposure to fill the top positions of tomorrow and solve current and future societal challenges.

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) aim at supporting the international mobility of researchers within (European Fellowshipsand beyond Europe (Global Fellowships) as well as helping to attract the best foreign researchers to work in the EU. Postdoctoral Fellowships are for experienced researchers to undertake their own research project at a host organisation in another country, thus gaining new skills through advanced training and possibly, intersectoral mobility. The grant usually covers two years’ salary, a mobility allowance, research costs, and overheads for the host institution. Family and special needs allowances are also available, when applicable.


All disciplines are eligible.  Researchers of any nationality can apply.

Researchers interested in PFs:

  • Should have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications. Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply.
  • Must have a maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree. Years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in third countries, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe.
  • Should comply with mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, et cetera) in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

Value and Duration

1-2 years, with possiblity of a second period or additional placement of up to six months.  The EU provides support for the recruited researcher in the form of:

  • A living allowance
  • A mobility allowance
  • If applicable, family, long-term leave, and special needs allowances

In addition, funding is provided for

  • Research, training, and networking activities
  • Management and indirect costs


The call for applications is open until September 14, 2022.

Submitting Your Application

Interested researchers submit an application together with a host organisation, which can be a university, research institution, business, SME or other organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country.

Useful Links

For additional details, an information webinar, and to find a host institution, please visit the Euraxess website here.


Sylvie Jasen, Carleton International, mobility.programs@carleton.ca