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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships - Initiatives at MH

As part of the MH Faculty's Action Plan for Horizon Europe, we are keen to promote the MSCA-postdoctoral fellowships scheme as a way to:

1. Bring talented early career stage researchers to NTNU under the "European Fellowships" scheme

2. Provide an opportunity for international mobility to NTNU's early career stage researchers via the "Global Fellowships" scheme.

NTNU organizes a yearly symposium for applicants to the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships.

In 2021, the Symposium will take place on May 26th.

See draft programme: 

Register here

The deadline for the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships call is September 15th 2021

The European Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to excellent researchers of any nationality. They last for up to 24 months. Under Horizon Europe, the Fellowships can now be extended to 2.5 years by a 6-month secondment implemented in the non-academic sector.

To be eligible to apply with NTNU as the host institution, the applicant:

  • Must possess a PhD by the call deadline (Sep 15th 2021),
  • Must have less than 8 years of full-time research experience, post-PhD and
  • Cannot have been living in Norway for more than 12 months in the 36 months preceding the call deadline. 

The Global Postdoctoral Fellows are employed by NTNU throughout their Fellowship and work with two supervisors (one at NTNU, one in the Third Country). The Fellowship can also be extended by an additional 6-month secondment in a non-academic sector organisation.The Global Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to European nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries (i.e. they have a period of legal and continuous residence of at least five consecutive years). These Fellowships last for up to 36 months and consist of an outgoing phase of up to 24 months in a non-associated Third Country (e.g. New Zealand, US), followed by a mandatory 12-month return phase (to NTNU).

To be eligible to apply, the applicant:

  • Must possess a PhD by the call deadline,
  • Must have less than 8 years of full-time research experience, post-PhD
  • Cannot have been living in the Third Country where they will spend their outgoing phase for more than 12 months in the 36 months preceding the call deadline 

NTNU will not run an advertising campaign to recruit applicants. Instead, we are asking prospective supervisors to recruit applicants through their own network, so please spread the word! NTNU offers attractive working conditions for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellows, including:

  • “top-up funding” of the Fellow’s salary to bring it in line with the standard postdoc salary in Norway, meaning that the extra allowances received as part of the Fellowship are untouched and fully available to the Fellow
  • Support from the International Researcher Support Office (NIRS) to assist with the practicalities of moving to Norway (e.g. finding accommodation, advice on immigration and taxes, language training, social events and support for the Fellow’s family members too).
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and a stimulating research-driven environment
  • Excellent training and development opportunities for Early Career Researchers

Some postdocs currently working at NTNU may fit the eligibility criteria:

  • Those who recently moved to Norway and are within 8 years of their PhD defence are eligible for the European Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Those who are nationals or long-term residents of Norway and are within 8 years of their PhD defence are eligible for the Global Postdoctoral Fellowships

A MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship is a highly prestigious Fellowship, so if you fit the eligibility criteria then we encourage you to think about applying.

 

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