Marie Skłodowska Curie (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships

Looking for a postdoc mobility fellowship to advance your scientific career?

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your research horizon?
  • Do you want to improve your career prospects?
  • Do you want to experience a new and excellent research environment?

Apply for an MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship for mobility and training.

If you are not yet working at Ghent University, consider Ghent University as your future Host Institution.

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions - Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) aim to enhance the career development and training of researchers through international and intersectoral mobility.

  • MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships support researchers’ careers and foster excellence in research.
  • The Postdoctoral Fellowships action targets researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships help researchers gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors.

European Fellowships

  • Fellowships for 1 to 2 years in a Host Institution in a EU Member State or Associated Country, where the applicant has not been residing for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the submission deadline.

Global Fellowships

  • Fellowships for 2 to 3 years with an outgoing phase and a returning phase:
    • Outgoing phase: 1 to 2 years in a Host Institution in a non-Associated Third Country, where the applicant has not been residing for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the submission deadline.
    • Return phase: 1 year in a Host Institution based in a EU Member State or Associated Country.
  • Only nationals or long-term residents of the EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries can apply.

Master Class at Ghent University

Check out our online MSCA Master Class, organized by our EU-team in May or June. 

  • Applications need to be sent in by April.
  • Contact the EU-team for support and training materials.


  • Open to all postdoctoral researchers of any nationality who have obtained their PhD maximally 8 years before the deadline date, extensions are possible.
  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree by the time of the call deadline.
  • All research areas can be funded. 
  • The proposal is written jointly with the host organisation, i.e. with your supervisor(s) at your Host Institution(s).
  • Mobility is key! Check the mobility rule in the MSCA Work Programme.
  • Contact the EU-team to get help to assess your eligibility on a personal basis.


  • The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs.
  • In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project.
  • The grant is awarded to the host organisation.


The call usually opens in April and closes in September. 

Please notify the EU team at your earliest convenience for support and feedback.

Questions or help needed?

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Our EU team will guide you throughout the administrative and practical requirements. We are your first point of contact for any question you may have from the moment you start to work on your proposal until the final report of the project, e.g. eligibility, tips and tricks for your proposal. The EU team also offers feedback on your proposal on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are selected, we will support you with all administrative, legal and financial issues during the entire project.

We are looking forward to support your application!