Postdoctoral fellowships

Call deadline: October 12, 2021

The aim of this action is to support the careers of researchers and to promote research excellence. The funding is aimed at PhD researchers who want to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. Interested researchers apply together with a host organization, which may be a university, research institution, SME or other organization based in an EU Member State or in a country associated with the Horizon Europe program. All disciplines are eligible for postdoctoral fellowships, including research areas covered by the Euratom Research and Training Program.

There are 2 types of postdoctoral fellowships:

European postdoctoral fellowships. They are open to researchers moving to Europe or coming to Europe from another part of the world to pursue a research career. These scholarships take place in an EU Member State or in a Horizon Europe partner country and can last from 1 to 2 years. I can apply for researchers of any nationality. The typical budget for such a scholarship is about € 85,000 per year.

Global postdoctoral fellowships. They fund the mobility of researchers outside Europe. The fellowship lasts between 2 and 3 years, of which the first 1 to 2 years will be spent in a non-associated third country, followed by a mandatory 1-year return phase to an organization based in an EU Member State or country. associated with Horizon Europe. The typical budget for such a scholarship is about € 85,000 per year.

The recipient of EU funding must recruit the researcher for the duration of the fellowship.

The EU provides support to recruited researchers in the form of:

  • a subsistence allowance
  • a mobility allowance

In addition, funding is provided for:

  •  research, training and networking activities
  •  management and indirect costs

Additional sources of information:

Work program 2021-2022 for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Call page

Horizon Europe program guide

Presentation at Horizon Europe Info-Days 2021

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