Opportunities to apply for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 (MSCA PF) at Örebro University

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA PF) offers the opportunity to attract international post-doctoral researchers to Örebro University for a period of up to two years.

Researchers from any discipline can apply, so if you are looking to expand your research group with bottom-up funding and strengthening your international networks, start planning now for your MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships application. (European Postdoctoral Fellowships)

For Fellows, the MSCA PF provides the opportunity to add a new dimension to their CV's with the acquisition of new skills and knowledge, access to international networks and exposure to new disciplines and sectors.

From an organisational perspective hosting fellowships can support the University to

  • strengthen its research capacity (e.g. ability to attract funding) & better transfer of knowledge;
  • improving human resources practices and procedures
  • building new and sustainable international and inter-sectoral partnerships and networks
  • increase the quality of researchers’ training and supervision offered


Types of Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships can take place either in Europe (i.e. in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country) or in a Third Country not associated to Horizon Europe:

  • European Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in R&I projects by either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe.

Applicable to ORU hosting postdoctoral fellowships

  • Global Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to European nationals or long-term residents[1] who wish to engage in R&I projects with organisations outside EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. These 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.

Researchers receiving a Postdoctoral Fellowship may opt to include a secondment phase, within the overall duration of their fellowship in Europe and beyond. The secondment phase can be a single period or be divided into shorter mobility periods.

For European Postdoctoral Fellowships, secondments cannot exceed one third of the standard fellowship duration and should be in line with the project objectives, adding significant value and impact to the fellowship

  • European Postdoctoral Fellowships must last between 12 and 24 months. Global Postdoctoral Fellowships must last between 24 and 36 months, consisting of 12 to 24 months for the outgoing phase and 12 months for the return phase.
  • If requested and justified in the proposal, an additional period of up to six months can be awarded to researchers who will spend that period in a non-academic organisation established in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country

For further information, please contact Emyr Williams at Grants Office: This is an email address

[1] See eligibility conditions at the end of this Work Programme part.