Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships support early career researchers moving to the UK to work on cutting-edge research projects that will make an original and significant contribution to their research field, under the supervision of an experienced Host Supervisor. The fellowship is a great opportunity for early career researchers to enhance their career by carrying out a research project at the University of Edinburgh, and the fellowship supports a two-way knowledge exchange between the fellow and the Supervisor/Host Institution, both in research and training skills.

Eligibility: Applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree, or, who at least have successfully defended their doctoral thesis and awaiting official award. They should not have more than 8 years of experience in research since obtaining their doctoral degree. They must also not have resided / worked in the UK for more than 12  months in the 36 months before the call deadline.

Budget: The funder sets monthly amounts for salary, mobility, and training based on the country hosting the fellowship.

Internal Process: These applications are not restricted in number by the University. The proposal should be prepared with an academic supervisor who also acts as a “co-applicant”. They will take on a role of a mentor and will be involved in fellow’s training and development throughout the fellowship. Each application will have to be reviewed and approved by the School before submission to the funder (4-6 weeks before the funder deadline).

If you are interested in applying to this call please contact Oliwia Kupińska (in the School Research Office) for more details.

Deadline: September /October (annual). The internal deadline is usually 4 to 6 weeks before the funder deadline – Oliwia will confirm the exact deadline upon request.


link/url icon Resources for researchers interested in applying to the MSCA PF and their supervisors

link/url icon European Commission – Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions – Postdoctoral Fellowships