Marie Skłodowska Curie-Actions - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Research, Internationalization

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Europese Commissie


The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF), formerly known as the Individual Fellowships, target young researchers who wish to cary out their research activities abroad and who aim to acquire new skills and develop their careers. Postdoctoral Fellowships will be provided to excellent researchers, undertaking international mobility either to or between EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries, as well as to non-associated Third Countries. 

There are 2 types of Postdoctoral Fellowships:
  1. European Postdoctoral Fellowships: for researchers moving within Europe or coming to Europe. These fellowships take place in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country and last between 1 and 2 years.
  2. Global Postdoctoral Fellowships: fund the mobility of researchers outside Europe. The fellowships last between 2 to 3 years, of which the first 1 to 2 years take place in a non-associated Third Country, followed by a mandatory return phase of 1 year in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country.
Both types of fellowships may include short-term secondments anywhere in the world during the fellowship (except during the return phase of a Global Fellowship). Secondments do not have a separate budget and can take place for up to a maximum of one third of the standard duration of the project.
Researchers can receive additional support to carry out a placement of up to 6 months in a non-academic organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. This placement needs to take place after the end of the PF.


Researchers who want to apply for a PF:
  • have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline. Applicants who have succesfully defended ther doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply;
  • have a maximum of 8 years of research experience, from the date of the award of their PhD degree;
  • comply with the mobility rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the deadline. 
For European PF: researchers of any nationality can apply.
For Global PF: only nationals or long-term residents of the EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Coutries can apply.


Interested researchers submit an application together with a host organisation, which can be a university, research institution, business, SME or other organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. The project proposal must be submitted in the participant portal of the European Commission. 

Resubmissions restrictions: please note that as of this PF 2022 call, proposals involving the same recruiting organisation (and for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships also the associated partner hosting the outgoing phase) and individual researcher submitted in the PF 2021 call and having received a score of less than 70% must not be resubmitted in this PF 2022 call.


Postdoctoral Fellowships indicated Timeline:
  • 14 September 2022, 5 pm: Deadline for submitting proposals
  • February 2023 (second half): Notification of call results to applicants (to be confirmed)
  • April 2023: Grant agreement signature for successful projects (to be confirmed)
  • April 2023: First EU-funded projects start (to be confirmed)

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