The SEA-EU universities are interested in facilitating the collaborations between early career researchers and potential supervisors working at the partner universities within the framework of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships. MSCA forms part of the Horizon Europe programme, the largest research funding programme in Europe.

The MSCA programme enables early career researchers to move to a host institution in another European country to develop an interdisciplinary research agenda and their future career through international and intersectoral networking.

MSCA European Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded for a duration of 12-24 months to researchers of any nationality who,

  • are in possession of a doctoral degree
  • have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent (FTE) experience in research,
  • comply with the MSCA mobility rule, i.e. have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the respective European host country for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately prior the call deadline and
  • have identified a supervisor in a European country willing to host and support them.

If awarded, the Postdoctoral Fellowships grant covers salary, a mobility allowance and research costs and overheads for the host institution. Individual candidates together with their supervisor submit proposals for funding under this competitive call through the European Commission’s Funding and Tenders portal; the call will close on 7 September 2024.

Application procedure

Candidates interested in applying for a MSCA-PF are asked to check the table below to find further information about the application process at any of the nine SEA-EU partners.

If, as a postdoctoral researcher, you are interested in getting in touch with potential supervisors, we advise you to prepare your CV and a research project outline document (up to 2 pages) identifying the research synergies with a potential supervisor. 

If both you and the supervisor decide that the cooperation is highly valuable, you will be supported by the supervisor as well as the Research Support Service of the respective SEA-EU university to develop a competitive MSCA proposal.

UniversityInformation on MSCA-PF application procedureContact
University of Cadiz (UCA), Spain Popa (, Juan Jose Pantoja (
University of Western Brittany (UBO), France Sophie Refloch (
University of Gdansk (UG), Poland Pawelska (
Unversity of Split (UNIST), Croatia Paušić (
University of Malta (UM), Malta Support Services Directorate (
Kiel University (CAU), Germany Drossou-Berendes (
University of Naples Parthenope (UNP), Italy Apice (
University of Algarve (UAlg), Portugal Coming soon!Maria Cruz (
NORD University, Norway Mughal (

SEA-EU Info Sessions on MSCA-PF

The SEA-EU Info Sessions on the prestigious Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) are here to guide you towards opportunities in academic excellence and professional growth.

University of Cádiz

April 25, 2024, 12-13h CEST

Topics: General information on MSCA-PFs, specifics of application procedure and support provided by University of Cadiz

University of Split

April 30, 2024, 11.00 AM -12.00 PM CEST

Topics: General information on MSCA-PFs application procedures.

NORD University

May 15, 2024

Topics: MSCA proposal writing MasterClass for SEA EU Partners (

Kiel University

June 19, 2024, 1.00-2.00 pm CEST

Topics: General information on MSCA-PFs, specifics of application procedure and support provided by Kiel University.

University of Naples Parthenope

July 9, 2024, 11:00-12:00 CEST

Topics: MSCA-PF Info-day: funding and contribution.

SEA-EU Info Session

Take a look at the recording of the SEA-EU Info Session, which took place on 27 February 2024.