Master Class for MSCA-PF applicants with Ghent University as their Host Institution

Ghent University is inviting MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships applicants for an online free-of-charge MSCA Master Class on 20-21 May 2021.

 Applications for the Master Class are welcome until 19 April 2021, 12:00 CET.

These interactive training days focus on proposal preparation for the 2021 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships call. The MSCA Master Class is open for applicants who plan to submit a proposal for the 2021 call with Ghent University as their future Host Institution and who have the support of a Ghent University supervisor.

Postdocs currently working at Ghent University and who want to apply for a MSCA Individual Fellowship with a different host institution are also welcome.

Download the programme here.

For whom?

Eligibility criteria for applicants:

  • Researchers of any nationality; 
  • Applicants need to have obtained a PhD at the time of the deadline of the MSCA-PF call 2021 (15 September 2021), and 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 doctoral degree and certified by appropriate documents;
  • Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the Host Institution for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call deadline.

The Master Class is open for:

  • Postdoc researchers working at Ghent University who wish to go abroad for a postdoctoral fellowship funded by MSCA;
  • Postdoc researchers from abroad who wish to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship with Ghent University as their Host Institution. 
  • Ghent University professors who wish to act as supervisor hosting a fellow and who are willing to support the two-way transfer of knowledge between the host research group and the fellow.

Content of the Master Class

You will receive a two-day training on various aspects of your Fellowship research proposal, such as training, Open Access, data management, ethical issues, communication, societal impact, exploitation of results, and much more. This training will help you to make your MSCA-PF proposal much more competitive.

How to apply

  • First the applicant needs to find a supervisor. This supervisor will support the research proposal and, once the project has started, integrate the fellow into the research group.
  • Together, the supervisor and the fellow will send in the application form to the (deadline 19 April 2021, 12:00 CET)) where they demonstrate the mutual knowledge transfer which will take place between the fellow and the supervisor. This is an essential condition for the successful completion of the programme.
  • Subsequently, the successful candidates will receive an invitation to participate in the Master Class by 13 May 2021.
  • On completion of the programme, the participants will receive further support from the European research advisors. In addition, they will receive a review of the research proposal.

More information

More information is available on the Ghent University webpage for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships or on the website of the European Commission.