EBU PostDocNet

Creating an EBU post-doctoral network through the Marie Skłodowksa-Curie Actions – Post-doctoral Fellowship call

About MSCA Post-doctoral Fellowship:

Post-doctoral Fellowships are a great option if you are looking to give your career a boost by working abroad. They offer exciting new learning opportunities and a chance to add some sparkle to your CV.
Post-Doctoral Fellowships support the mobility of researchers within and beyond Europe – as well as helping to attract the best foreign researchers to work in the EU. The grant usually covers two years’ salary, a mobility allowance, research costs and overheads for the host institution. Individual researchers submit proposals for funding in liaison with their planned host organisations. Proposals are judged on their research quality, the researcher’s future career prospects, and the support offered by the host organisation. Fellows can also spend part of the fellowship elsewhere in Europe if this would boost impact (through secondments).

The Deadline for Submissions for the MSCA proposals Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2022 is: September the 14th 2022!

All research areas can be funded.

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Why should you apply for the MSCA Post-doctoral Fellowship?
  • Get support to find a supervisor1 within one of the EBU members

You wish to apply for a MSCA call or to implement a research project abroad but you do not have a clear idea of who could be your supervisor or how you could make your project happen? EBU Contact Points will support you on the matchmaking process to find a researcher willing to supervise you for your MSCA project in a relevant research team.

Having a « supervisor » is mandatory in the framework of the MSCA Post-Doctoral Fellowships. The role of the supervisor is to integrate the researcher properly within his/her organisation in order that all parties gain the maximum knowledge and skills from the fellowship. This includes ensuring that the foreseen training-through-research takes place, as well as providing support and guidance for the personal and professional development of the fellow. Before that, the supervisor should also guide the applicant throughout the proposal process.
  • Benefitting from strong support to set up your MSCA-proposal

European Affairs Officers of your Host institution will bring you strong and personalised support until the submission of your MSCA project is on the European portal. While not guaranteeing a positive outcome (this is a highly selective European call), benefiting from such help will increase your chances and ensure that all the non-scientific steps are properly undertaken.

  • Take advantage of the EBU network to implement your own project successfully and boost your career afterwards!

Your project will be recognised as an EBU project. You will be then able to disseminate your project results within the EBU network, which will give your project great visibility. You will also get opportunities to be involved in research networking activities and to build future research opportunities with researchers from the six EBU universities. Furthermore, the EBU network will be a great support to communicate your project outside of the network, and thus ensure a wider dissemination of your results. Not to mention the fact that being a part of this network will undoubtedly be a key asset for your career!

Who should apply?
  • You are a Doctoral student, you are registered as a PhD student at one of EBU member AND you plan to obtain your PhD Degree before the 14th of September 2022
  • You are a Post-doc, you are employed by one EBU member AND you have obtained your PhD within the last 8 years (calculated according to the cut-off-date: 14th of September 2022)

You ticked one box? Congrats! You are eligible to answer this call.


Now if you:

  • wish to further boost your career by being trained abroad in an excellent research and education institution in the field of bioeconomy,
  • are ready to lead your own Research and Innovation project,
  • are excited to learn from a great European experience and getting support from a recognized network…

Read this webpage carefully!

How to apply?
  1. Choose your institution

The very first thing to do is to learn more about the six EBU institutions and their research activities and to define in which institution you would like to implement your project:


  1. Send an email to the Contact Point of your targeted institution

they will help you, by giving you all the details you need to know about the chosen institution (internal rules about MSCA Fellowships) and provide you with the application template:

In order to find a suitable department and supervisor within WUR please use Research@wur search engine. When you have found a supervisor and there is a match on both side the WUR supervisor will contact the EU office for support during the funding application procedure.

It is important to note that each institution has its own internal rules regarding Marie S.Curie fellowships. Contact points of each EBU partner will explain you in detail the specific conditions of their institution (e.g. salary conditions, etc.). Therefore, we advise you to get in touch with the Contact Points as soon as possible.

  1. Submission

After having successfully communicated with your Contact Point, and when you have finally found a supervisor or are on the verge to find the best appropriate supervisor, you can fill in the application template and then send your application with the mandatory documents to:


Two documents are mandatory to hand in with the application template: Curriculum Vitae and proof of PhD Award


Application period:

Start: March 1st 2022

END: July 31st 2022

Contact Points will be keen to receive the applications throughout this period and to answer your questions. If your application is retained, European Affairs Officer of your Host Institution will guide you until the submission of your MSCA proposal.