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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023


European Commission Horizon Europe Funding Opportunity: Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (2023 Call) – Calls for Expressions of Interest

European Fellowships

The School of Politics and International Relations welcomes Expressions of Interest from postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record to apply jointly with a QMUL host supervisor to the  MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships – call 2023.

What does the Fellowship entail?

European Fellowships comprise a personalised research project between Host Supervisor/Research group with academic and professional training and two way sharing of know how. It must show a ‘best fit’ between fellow and PI supervisor and host.

It offers a 12-24 months highly competitive researcher salary and research/training funds.


  • Any age and nationality and not carried out your main activity (work/studies) in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 36 months prior to the EC MSCA PF call deadline of 13/09/2023

  • Hold a PhD at the date of the EC call deadline

  • Have a maximum of eight years full-time research experience, from the date of PhD. Years outside research and documented leave periods will not be taken into account.

How to Apply

Your EOI must be submitted to the Research Manager by Friday 9th June 2023.

Your EOI must include:

1)           CV, including a full list of publications (max. two pages)

2)           Two page outline of your research proposal (to review quality of your idea) and how you will contribute to the research profile of the school

3)           A statement confirming that you meet the fellow eligibility criteria

Selected candidates will then be invited to prepare their full proposal with their future supervisor. Additional proposal preparation guidance materials, bid reviews and technical submission support is provided by the QM JRMO EU preward

QMUL has a history of success with nearly 70 Horizon 2020 individual fellowships was ranked 9th in the UK and 18th in Europe for H2020 fellowships and had 15 successfully evaluated Horizon Europe fellowships.

EC Funding Deadline

The EC MSCA-PF (2023) deadline date is 13th September 2023.

The UK remains eligible to apply to and be evaluated as if an Associated Country to all Horizon Europe calls including MSCA-PF (2023). See also the EU Q&As as formalisation of UK association to Horizon Europe continues.

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