Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023 in IDMEC

IDMEC – Mechanical Engineering Institute opens a call for receiving Expressions of Interest for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) 2023 HORIZON-MSCA-2023-PF-01-01. If you are a postdoctoral researcher with up to 8 years post PhD experience, interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2023 and you are keen to have IDMEC in Portugal as your host institution, then we would be happy to hear from you.

IDMEC offers various opportunities and dedicated support to host postdoctoral fellows in its 5 research centres as part of this program.

MSCA PF potential supervisors at IDMEC

Experienced researchers at our institution are willing to act as supervisors in MSCA-PF applications. Discover them at “Hosting Offers”, or explore the full list of IDMEC research centres for possible match based on your research interest.

Procedure for submitting Manifestation of interest to be hosted in IDMEC for your MSCA-PF

If you are a MSCA-PF candidate and are interested in working with us, send us your Manifestation of interest to with the email subject “MSCA-PF Manifestation of interest – NAME OF THE CANDIDATE” by July 10th, 2023 composed of the following:

Assessment and selection of candidates

Within the 10 days after the submission of the Expression of interest all applicants will be informed if they have been selected.

Successful candidates will establish direct contact with supervisor, and be provided a step-by-step guide, documents and support on how to prepare a successful MSCA-PF proposal, in liaison with their supervisor, and submit their full proposal for the 13 September 2023 deadline.

Characteristics of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA – PF)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA – PF) are provided by the European Commission to financially support international mobility and training of researchers holding a PhD. MSCA PF fellows carry out their own research project in collaboration with a host institution based in a European Member State or Associated Country, which is indicated at the time of their application.

MSCA – PF offer researchers the chance to boost their career by developing and diversifying their competences and gaining international and collaborative research experience. The MSCA PF grant consists of an allowance covering living, travel and, if applicable, family, long-term leave, and special needs expenses. Research, networking, and training costs as well as management and indirect costs faced by the host organization are also recognized.

Detailed information: European Research Executive Agency and full MSCA-PF-2023 call details on EU Funding & tenders portal.

General eligibility criteria of the MSCA PF candidates

  • Researchers must be in possession of a PhD at the call deadline.
  • At the call deadline, supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date that the researcher was in a possession of a PhD degree and certified by appropriate documents. Years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in third countries, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe.
  • Mobility rule for:
    • European postdoctoral fellowships: the researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Portugal for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline 13 September 2023.
    • Global Postdoctoral fellowships: Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Third Country of the institution hosting the outgoing phase for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.
  • Researchers can be of any nationality.
  • However, researchers going to a third country (“Global Postdoctoral Fellowship”) or researchers who wish to reintegrate to Europe, must be nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries.
  • As of 2022, resubmission restrictions will apply for applications that received a score below 70% the previous year.

Additional funding opportunity for your MSCA-PF proposal

The application to the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 will be automatically resubmitted to ERA Fellowships call in case the proposal fails to reach an adequate place in the ranking to be funded. This simplified submission procedure to the ERA Fellowships call HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-TALENTS-02-01 refers to the applicants moving to Widening countries. As Portugal is one of the Widening countries, your applications has additional opportunity to be funded based on the fact that your host institution IDMEC is located in the Widening country.