Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (previously Individual Fellowship) programme is designed to support the research training and career development of researchers already in possession of a PhD. Under this programme, postdoctoral researchers have the opportunity to undertake international mobility – moving to or within Europe, or to anywhere in the world – to complete a research project.

Who can apply?

You can apply for an MSCA Fellowship if, at the call deadline, you:

  • are in possession of a doctoral degree, and
  • have a maximum of eight years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date that you were in a possession of a doctoral degree*.

* Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave) will not be counted as part of the eight years. For nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to pursue their research career in EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries, years of experience in research in Third Countries will not be considered in the above maximum.

Type of fellowships

  • European Fellowships: Open to researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in research projects by either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving country within Europe.
  • Global Fellowships: Open to European nationals or long-term residents (more than five years in Europe) who wish to engage in research projects with organisations outside EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. Global Fellowships require an outgoing phase of maximum 24 months in a non-associated Third Country, and a mandatory 12-month return phase to a host organisation based in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country.

Mobility rules

European Fellowship applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

Global Fellowship applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for the outgoing phase for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

What’s covered?

Researcher

  • Living allowance
  • Mobility allowance
  • Family allowance (if applicable)
  • Long-term leave allowance (if applicable)
  • Special needs allowance (if applicable)

Institution

  • Research, training and networking costs
  • Management and indirect costs

Why RCSI?

Located in the heart of Dublin city, RCSI is an independent, not for profit education and research institution, covering all areas of medicine and health sciences. Our research mission is to improve human health through translational and clinical research. Further information on our key research areas can be found here.

If you are interested in applying for an MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship with us, the RCSI Office of Research and Innovation can support you through all stages of the process. For example, we can help you identify a suitable supervisor for your fellowship, align your proposal with the EU and RCSI missions, and design the most appropriate career development plan for your career stage.

Contact us

For more information, please contact us at eufundingsupport@rcsi.ie.