Arctic MSCA-PF program


Arctic MSCA-PF program

Marie Skłodowska-Curie - Postdoctoral Fellowship at UiT

What is Arctic MSCA-PF Program?

The Arctic MSCA-PF program aims to recruit and support excellent junior scientists from outside Norway who plan to submit applications for independent research fellowships through the mobility program Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) in order to pursue an academic research career. Talented postdocs are selected by UiT supervisors and invited to Tromsø for the Arctic MSCA-PF symposium in May. During the symposium, the UiT supervisor and the postdoc meet and take part in workshop that help them write a successful MSCA-PF proposal. 24 MSCA-PF projects have been granted UiT since Arctic MSCA-PF program was launched in 2016.

The Arctic MSCA-PF program also supports Global Fellowship applicants with UiT as host for the return phase.

The program covers all scientific disciplines.

Arctic MSCA program 2021 had the following structure:




March - May 2021

UiT supervisors identify potential postdoc candidates. UiT supervisor sends the postdoc candidate's CV for evaluation by the organizers to ensure fit for MSCA-PF scheme. Contact Theresa Mikalsen.


May, 2021

Supervisors and favorable evaluated candidates are invited to the Arctic MSCA symposium


May 25-27 2021

MSCA-PF Symposium

  • May 25th: Preporatory meeting between supervisor and postdoc candidate (digital)
  • May 26th: Open workshop on How to prepare a successful proposal for MSCA-PF (digital) (Please find link to detailed program and registration here)
  • May 27th:  Proposal writing (meeting supervisor and postdoc cnadidate, digital)


June 22, 2021

MSCA-PF call opens (templates are available)


June-July, 2021

Proposal Writing

Candidate/supervisor (support from Faculty/SEFU)

August 2nd, 2021

Deadline for pre-evaluation of proposal draft by external consultant 


August 30th, 2021

Deadline for pre-evaluation of updated draft by SEFU


September/October, 2021

Input to administrative forms in the electronic proposal system


October 12, 2021

Deadline for submission – 17:00 CET



The program will cover European Fellowships (EFs) and Global Fellowships (GFs).

Eligibility Criteria for the candidate:

  • Supported fellows must be postdoctoral researchers at the date of the call deadline, i.e. in a possession of a doctoral degree. Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered as postdoctoral researchers and will be considered eligible to apply.
  • At the call deadline, supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date of award of the doctoral degree. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave), will not count towards the amount of research experience. Find Self-Assessment Tool to calculate your eligibility here.
  • Recruited researchers must comply with the following mobility rule: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline. 

Responsible for the program:
Theresa Mikalsen and Kata Bohus, Research Services and Education Quality Section (SEFU)

Useful links:

2022 MSCA-PF call

MSCA-PF Guide for Applicants

Proposal template

UiT The Arctic University of Norway


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Last updated: 22.11.2021 11:53