The objective of Postdoctoral Fellowships (PFs) is to support researchers’ careers and foster excellence in research. The PFs action targets researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. PFs help researchers gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors.
MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships will be open to excellent researchers of any nationality.
The scheme also encourages researchers to work on research and innovation projects in the non-academic sector. The programme is open to researchers wishing to reintegrate in Europe, as well as to researchers with high potential who are seeking to restart their careers in research.
Researchers interested in Postdoctoral Fellowships (PFs):
- MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships will be open to excellent researchers of any nationality.
- Applicants with 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.
- Applicants 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.
- Years of experience in research in third countries will not count towards the above maximum for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe.
- Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Slovakia for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.
The beneficiary receiving EU funding needs to recruit the researcher for the total period of the fellowship.
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