MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 Call Information Webinar Series

Sign up for our free webinar series on how to apply for the 2022 MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) Call

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

In three 90 minute webinars, aimed at academic and non-academic organizations, including SMEs, and researchers from the UK, Europe and beyond who intend to apply with a UK host institution, we will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of:- 

The UK Research Office (UKRO) is the UK National Contact Point for the Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. 

The European Commission has published a set of MSCA Guidelines on Supervision. In line with the principles set out in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code) the guidelines help to provide a stronger focus on the quality of the supervision and mentoring provided to MSCA recruited researchers and seconded staff. Though the guidance is targeted at those involved in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, it is applicable to anyone involved in the supervision of researchers at all career stages. 

The guidelines set out a non-exhaustive list of recommendations, complemented by other activities, that are expected to be implemented by host organisations and supervisors on a best-effort basis. They particularly highlight the role the supervisor in supporting the development and wellbeing of the researcher, the role that institutions play in providing a safe, equitable and constructive work environment and they emphasise the importance of sufficient training and professional development for supervisors. 

The UK Research Office (UKRO) is an active partner in a newly launched project to raise the standard of support for Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) applicants. Called MSCA-NET, the project follows on from the Net4Mobility+ project and sets out to empower the network of MSCA National Contact Points (NCPs), which includes UKRO. 

The project will facilitate transnational cooperation, enhance competences, increase visibility, and support the widening agenda, with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to applicants.

MSCA-NET involves partners from 27 countries including Switzerland, Tunisia, Slovakia, Hungary, Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Spain, Egypt, Romania, Israel, Estonia, Malta, Croatia, Italy, Iceland, France, Turkey, Germany, Ireland, Argentina, Bolivia, the Philippines, Uruguay and the United Kingdom. 

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