Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Seminar: Hosting researchers from abroad

Would you like to host a talented postdoctoral researcher from abroad at UiB, or send your best talents abroad for some time? This seminar for potential supervisors/mentors and staff will explain the basics of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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A new call for applications for the mobility grant Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA PF) is expected in May 2021, with a deadline in September. Researchers apply for the grant together with a researcher/supervisor in the host institution.

MSCA Fellowships are an important EU funding scheme for UiB as they offer the opportunity to hire talented postdoctoral researchers who bring complementary expertise and networks to UiB research environments.

These fellowships require supervision, training and career guidance from the host organisation, thus, the relationship with the Fellows’ scientific supervisor and the support apparatus is important, already in the proposal phase.

In this seminar, we will focus on this relationship and explain the framework conditions for and tasks during applying for/hosting a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Target Groups:

  • Researchers at UiB who consider hosting a MSCA PF Fellow and applying this year or later.
  • Researchers at UiB who would like to resubmit an application together with a fellow candidate.
  • Interested research support staff.

Language: Held in English

Presentations and a video recording of the seminar are available, VPN access is required.


10:00WelcomeCorina Guder, Division of Research and Innovation
10:05The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships: Introduction (presentation)Corina Guder, Division of Research and Innovation

The supervisor’s profile and their role in a MSCA fellowship (presentation)

Emmanuel Babatunde, Division of Research and Innovation
10:40Leg stretch 
10:45Experiences from a MSCA Fellow supervisor: What’s in for me? What are critical points to consider? (presentation)Eivind Heldaas Seland, AHKR, Faculty of Humanities
11:05Financial aspects of a MCSA PF: budget, top-up financing, etc. (presentation)Alisa Hodzic and Renate Krokås, Financial Services
11:25Leg stretch 
11:30HR issues in a MSCA Fellowship: Mobility planning, recruitment conditions (presentation)Jill Opsahl, Division of Human Resources
11:50Final Q&ACorina Guder, Division of Research and Innovation