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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 (MSCA PF) - Incoming/Outgoing

Deadline: 12 October 2021

The Marie Sklodowska-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.

Under the new European Union (EU) programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe, the MSCA Individual Fellowships (MSCA IF) is renamed to MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA PF). For an introduction to the novelties of MSCA under Horizon Europe, watch Euraxess's info session in English at bit.ly/MSCAinfosessionLAC2021.

MSCA PF aims at supporting the international mobility of researchers within (European Fellowships) and beyond Europe (Global Fellowships) as well as helping to attract the best foreign researchers to work in the EU.

The grant usually covers two years' salary, a mobility allowance, research costs and overheads for the host institution.

Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) 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.

There are two types of Individual Fellowships: European Fellowships and Global Fellowships:

  • Researchers based in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico or any other Latin American and Caribbean country willing to move to Europe for their fellowship can apply for a European fellowship. The research projects are carried out in the EU or associated countries and last for one to two years. There are no more panels in the Postdoctoral Fellowship call.
  • Individual researchers based in Europe can also apply to a European fellowship for mobility within the EU or associated countries.
  • Researchers based in Europe can apply for a Global fellowship to carry out research of up to 2 years in a third country - such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico or any other LAC country - and return to Europe for 1 year. This is an excellent opportunity for LAC higher education institutions/research institutes/private sector firms to host a high-level Europe-based researcher, fully funded by the European Commission.

Both types of Fellowship can also include a secondment period of up to 1/3 of the standard fellowship duration in another organisation worldwide.

An optional additional placement of up to 6 months in a non-academic host in Europe (member states or countries associated to Horizon Europe) is now possible at the end of the fellowship.

All research areas can be funded, from physics to linguistics, and from health-sciences to mathematical modelling.

Experienced researchers of any nationality, i.e. researchers holding a doctoral degree with no more than 8 years of experience after the completion of their PhD. may apply.

Mobility rule: The researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host organisation's country for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the call deadline. Make sure you check all specific requirements in the guide for applicants.

Individual researchers submit proposals for funding written in liaison with their planned host organisation in Europe. Proposals are judged on their research quality, the researcher's future career prospects, and the support offered by the host organisation.

Deadline: 12 October 2021

Please visit the Euraxess LAC website for resources(guides, tutorials, webinars, databases for searching funders, etc.) about this call. Some of the information will be made available in the upcoming days.

(Euraxess LAC)

[Boletín SIUN 541, 24/25 de junio de 2021]

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