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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Week


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Week at Eurac Research
2-8 July 2021

​Webinar Series


What is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Week (MSC Week)?

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF), funded under Horizon Europe, give interested researchers of any nationality, the possibility of developing their career by conducting a specific research project accompanied by tailor-made training and career development activities. The Fellowship takes place at a host institution abroad over a period of 12-24 months. MSCA-PF follow a bottom-up approach, i.e. research fields are chosen freely by the applicants. To be successful, the funding application must be prepared in collaboration with the prospective host institution.

The Eurac Research Marie Skłodowska-Curie Week offers a great opportunity to prepare an application with Eurac Research as the host. During the webinar series, the applicants will develop their MSCA-PF project proposal together with experienced researchers from Eurac Research, interact with current MSC postdoctoral fellows in Eurac Research, and learn from an MSC evaluator and experts at Eurac Research about how to put together a winning MSCA-PF proposal.  

Eurac Research has been organising the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Week in Bolzano since 2016. While the overall average success rate of the applications is around 14%, we have an average success rate of ca. 35%.

In 2021 between 2 and 8 July, MSC Week will take the form of a webinar series, including both pre-recorded and live sessions. 

Download the preliminary programme.

Who Can Apply?​

Prior to the deadline (indicatively 12 October 2021), the applicants must:

  • be in possession of a doctoral degree
  • have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, calculated from the date of the PhD award (years of experience outside research, career break and research outside Europe (for researchers wishing to reintegrate in EU) will not be taken into account).
  • comply with the mobility rule: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 36 months preceding the call deadline.
  • be interested in applying for a MSCA-PF with one of the Eurac Research Institutes or Centers as the host.

What Do We Offer?

Eurac Research offers professional training and support on proposal preparation to  researchers interested in applying for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship together with the support of a supervisor from Eurac Research.  Applicants will receive training from MSCA experts and Eurac researchers during the MSC Week and support with proposal preparation, revisions, and finalisation during the summer, up until the proposal submission deadline. 

How Can I Apply?​

Download the applicat​ion form for the MSC Week here.

Application deadline: 14 June 2021​


The Horizon Europe MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships are the continuation of the Horizon 2020 MSCA Individual Fellowships. The exact details regarding the Fellowship and the eligibility criteria have not been published yet. The selection of the applicants will take place only upon the publication  by the European Commission  of the MSCA Work Programme and the Call for Proposals for the MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships and will be based on the eligibility criteria defined by the European Commission. If necessary, planned dates of the Marie Curie Week might be postponed. All applicants will be informed of any delays in due time. 

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For questions regarding the MSC Week, please contact: ​

Kari​na Kössler and Liise Lehtsalu
Research Development Office
Email: msc-week@eurac.edu ​​

​The MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Process at Eurac Research (indicative timeline, to be confirmed upon the publication of the Call for Applicants for the MSCA-PF)​


1 March – 14 June 2021MSC Week application openApplicant
June 2021Interviews with shortlisted candidates for MSC Week; selection; successful applicants notified  Shortlisted applicants, Eurac Research
2-8 July 2021MSC Week online training; applicants defining their research projects in cooperation with Eurac Research supervisors  Applicant, Eurac Research
July​ – August 2021Drafting of MSCA-IF proposals Applicant, Eurac Research
October 2021Deadline for the submission of proposals at the European Commission Applicant
February 2022Outcomes announcedEuropean Commission
May 2022The earliest start date at Eurac Research


For more information about Eurac Research, please visit our website at www.eurac.edu.


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