The Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship programme (MSCA-PF) is a highly renowned European funding scheme. It offers talented scientists the unique chance to set up 2-year research and training projects with the support of a supervising team. Besides providing an attractive grant including mobility, family and research allowances, it represents a major opportunity to boost the career of promising researchers.
The submission deadline of proposals to the European Commission is set on the 13th September 2023 and successful research proposals selected for funding may start in May 2024 at the earliest.
The European Projects Platform (2PE) – Bretagne initiated an original action towards potential candidates for the MSCA Postdoctoral fellowships (MSCA-PF).
This action aims to increase chances of success for motivated fellows by offering dedicated support from both scientific and technical staff to write an excellent research and training project.
The European Projects Platform (2PE) – Bretagne and academic institutions in Brittany are thus looking for excellent postdoctoral researchers with an international profile willing to apply for a Marie S. Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship with a competitive proposal in 2023.
Eligibility criteria for prospective applicants
Academic qualification: By the MSCA-PF call deadline (13th September 2023), applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree, defined as a successfully defended doctoral thesis, even if the doctoral degree has yet to be awarded.
Research experience: Applicants must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date applicants were in possession of a doctoral degree. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave) will not be taken into account.
Nationality & Mobility rules: Applicants can be of any nationality but must not have resided more than 12 months in France between the 13/09/2020 and the 13/09/2023.
Research fields and pre-identified topics
CNRS, ISCR, Ludovic FAVEREAU, Rennes
CNRS, ISCR, Monica BRAVO, Rennes
CNRS, ISCR, Marc FOURMIGUE, Rennes
Information Science and Engineering [ENG]
UNIVR, IRISA, Sandrine BLAZY, Rennes
UBS, IRDL, Khaoula CHIKHAOUI, Lorient
INRIA, Charles KERVRANN, Rennes
Environment and Geoscience [ENV]
CNRS, Ecobio, Cécile MONARD, Rennes
CNRS, Ecobio, Christophe PISCART, Rennes
UNIVR, Ecobio, Cécile SULMON, Rennes
UNIVR, Ecobio, Joan VAN BAAREN, Rennes
CNRS, Géosciences, Jean-Raynald DE DREUZY, Rennes
CNRS, Geosciences Rennes, Aline DIA, Rennes
UNIVREN, Geosciences Rennes, Mélanie DAVRANCHE, Rennes
UNIVR, Géosciences Rennes, Kerry GALLAGHER, Rennes
UBO, LOPS, Xavier CARTON, Plouzané
UBO, Géo-Océan, France FLOC’H, Plouzané
Life Sciences [LF]
CNRS, IGDR, Giulia BERTOLIN, Rennes
CNRS, IGDR, Hélène BOUVRAIS, Rennes
INSERM, IRSET, Nathalie DEJUCQ-RAINSFORD, Rennes
UBO, GGFB, Tristan MONTIER, Brest
CNRS, IGDR, Jacques PECREAUX, Rennes
Institut Agro Rennes-Angers (IARA), STLO, Françoise NAU, Rennes
UBS, IRDL, Alain BOURMAUD, Lorient
CNRS, IPR, Maxime VASSAUX, Rennes
Social Sciences and Humanities [SOC]
Legal regulation of online disinformation – LRD
UNIVR, IODE, Brunessen BERTRAND, Rennes
Rethinking Digital Publication
UBS, HCTI, Christophe SCHUWEY, Lorient
HOW TO APPLY
We encourage all motivated and eligible postdoctoral researchers to send their expressions of interest through the EU Survey application form (link here), before 1st of May 2023.
Your application shall include:
- a CV specifying:
(i) the exact dates for each position and its location (country)
(ii) a list of publications
- a cover letter including a research outline (up to 2 pages) identifying the research synergies with the project supervisor(s) and proposed research topics described above.
Following the reception of your expression of interest, we will check the eligibility of your profile for a MSCA-PF application. Supervisor(s) will then select the most promising applications. Subsequently, supervisors will contact you in due time (mid-May) for further discussions and proposal writing until September 2023. If funded, the MSCA-PF project submitted in September 2023 could start from May 2024 onwards.
Please note: as a selected applicant, you will be responsible for developing and writing your own MSCA-PF proposal, even though you will benefit from the support of your supervisor(s). In addition, you will receive dedicated support from the European project office of the supervisor’s institution in order to write a competitive proposal that meets the European Commission’s expectations.
Deadline for sending an expression of interest
1st of May 2023
Selection of the most promising application(s)
May – June 2023
Writing the MSCA-PF proposal with the support of the supervisor(s) and the European project office
June – September 2023
MSCA-PF 2023 call deadline
13 September 2023
Publication of the MSCA-PF evaluation results
Start of the MSCA-PF project (if funded)
1st of May 2024 (at the earliest)