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MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) - applicant workshop 2021

Online workshop for potential MSCA Fellows who wish to apply for a European or Global Fellowship with the University of Bergen as host institution.

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UiB welcomes highly talented researchers in their earlier career who wish to develop their scientific vision, network and skills abroad and who wish to benefit from attractive working conditions at an institution that fully embraces the principles of Charter and Code.

UiB has several highly profiled research environments and world-class research infrastructure among a large portfolio of disciplines and welcomes also interdisciplinary and innovation-oriented projects. Research at UiB

UiB is dedicated to support potential MCSA fellows, in both the proposal and project implementation phases. 

We offer a specific training course on writing a competitive MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship proposal for applicants interested in a fellowship with UiB. The course is open to applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria and who have identified a potential UiB supervisor willing to support the application. If you have not yet found a supervisor for your project and are interested in the University of Bergen, please contact us.

Applicants from the ARQUS Alliance: We especially encourage and welcome applicants coming from our ARQUS partner universities, from any field or within the ARQUS focus areas (Artificial Intelligence, Digital Humanities, European Cultural Heritage, Changing Societies, Global Change/Climate Change/Biodiversity, Cancer Research, Healthy Aging and Human Brain).

Tentative program (will be updated)

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Overview on UiB as a MSCA host institution
  • The MSCA PF Programme
    • Background and Basics
    • The Proposal
    • The Evaluation Process
  • Key Aspects and Tips
  • Excellence/Training
    • Breakout Exercise on Objectives
  • Impact
    • Breakout exercise on Impact
  • Implementation
    • Breakout exercise on Milestones
  • Presenting Clearly
  • Facts from a Fellow (tbd)
  • Questions and discussion
  • Close of session

The workshop will be executed in collaboration with our partner Trend 2000 Ltd. and will be held in English.

Registration link.

Target group:

  • Eligible MCSA Fellowship applicants who wish to apply for a European or Global Fellowship with UiB as host institution
  • Interested Supervisors at UiB
  • Interested UiB research support staff

Eligibility criteria for MSCA Fellowships:

Researchers with up to 8 years of experience in research, measured from the date of granting of a doctorate until the call deadline (15 September 2021), can apply.

For European Fellowships, researchers can be of any nationality if they are going to move between European states (EU member or -Associated States) or come in to Europe from any country (not associated). Those who wish to reintegrate to Europe within a European Fellowship, i.e. after a longer stay abroad, must be nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries. Reintegration proposals are evaluated together with standard European Fellowships.

For Global Fellowships, researchers going to a third country must be nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries.

Grantees have to fulfil strict international mobility rules in order to be eligible, depending on the type of fellowship.


Contact Corina Guder: corina.guder@uib.no