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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Week
A tailor made online training event for researchers interested in applying for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship hosted at Eurac Research
Since 2016, the Research Support Office has organized the MSC Week to offer postdoctoral researchers from across the globe the opportunity to work together with Eurac Research on their applications for the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship. During the MSC Week, researchers develop their fellowship proposal together with senior researchers from Eurac Research, learn from current MSCA Fellows in Eurac Research, and are trained by MSCA experts and an MSCA evaluator on the dos-and-don'ts of the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship proposal. After the MSC Week, the trainers accompany the researchers through the writing and fine-tuning of their fellowship proposals until the submission deadline.
The next Eurac Research MSC Week will take place ONLINE from May 16 to May 18, 2023. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
MSC Week 2023
MSC Week 2023 takes place ONLINE from 16 to 18 May 2023.
Over the course of the MSC Week training programme, the participants learn about the objectives of the MSCA Programme, the various parts of the MSCA-PF proposal, and best practices in writing a competitive MSCA-PF proposal. Participants also have the opportunity to discuss their planned project with their expected supervisors, receive feedback on their initial project ideas from experts in Eurac Research, and learn from and engage with current MSCA Fellows in Eurac Research.
MSC Week - Who can apply
The programme is open to PhD-degree holders who want to apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship with Eurac Research as a Host. To be eligible for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship, a researcher must hold a PhD degree, have maximum 8 years of research experience, and comply with the “mobility rule” (as defined in the Work Programme ). For a detailed overview of the eligibility conditions of the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship grants, please also consult the Guide for Applicants.
We are looking for postdoctoral researchers with excellent CV and promising research track record. Applicants are expected to be open minded and willing to collaborate with Eurac Research and our institutes when defining their proposed projects.
MSC Week - How to apply
Before submitting their application, researchers interested in participating in the MSC Week should familiarize themselves with the various Institutes and Centers in Eurac Research and ask a researcher from one of the Institutes or Centers to serve as their supervisor. The support of a supervisor is necessary for submitting an application to participate in the MSC Week.
The MSCA-PF Fellowship Application Process at Eurac Research </em>
Eurac Research as a Host for MSCA-PF
Eurac Research is a private research centre, founded in Bozen in 1992. The Eurac Research’s initial focus was on the areas of language and law, minorities and autonomies, and the Alpine environment. However, over time the centre has extended its research into other disciplines, attracting researchers from all over the world and opening up new facilities. Eurac Research’s goal is to improve life for future generations. Often, in response to regional problems, the centre develops concrete solutions that can be applied globally, and explores new avenues of scientific research to meet people’s needs. Eurac Research is part of several international research networks with partnerships in more than 50 countries. The centre collaborates with the Alpine Convention, the Carpathian Convention, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), as well as with several space agencies. Today, about 600 collaborators from over 45 countries work at Eurac Research. Our research is concerned with three major themes: regions fit for living in, a healthy society, and diversity as a life-enhancing factor. We pursue these objectives with determination: ∙ Mitigate and adapt to climate change ∙ Manage resources responsibly ∙ Reduce risks associated with natural hazards ∙ Understand and prevent illnesses, towards personalised medicine ∙ Prevent accidents and optimise rescue operations ∙ Understand better the development of humankind ∙ Preserve biodiversity ∙ Encourage political participation and social integration ∙ Promote multilingualism ∙ Take advantage of the opportunities created by the digital transformation
Seal of Excellence Funding
All proposals submitted to MSCA-PF which score 85% or above in the evaluation but are not funded due to a lack of budget are automatically awarded the Seal of Excellence . This is a quality label awarded to project proposals by the European Commission to help these proposals find alternative funding.
The Province of Bolzano offers funding for the implementation of MSCA-IF proposals that have been awarded the Seal of Excellence. To receive funding from the Province of Bolzano, such projects must be implemented at one of the local research performing institutions (eg. Eurac Research). Project proposals that were prepared and submitted for evaluation with a host institution outside the Province of Bolzano and received the Seal of Excellence are also eligible for this provincial funding if the fellow finds a suitable host institution and supervisor in the province.
Testimonials of current and past MSCA fellows and Seal of Excellence recipients in Eurac Research
Further information available at
[[Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships]](https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/postdoctoral-fellowships)
[[Horizon Europe Work Programme for MSC Actions]](https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/horizon/wp-call/2021-2022/wp-2-msca-actions_horizon-2021-2022_en.pdf)