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

Content of the Master Class

Ghent University is inviting MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships applicants for an online free-of-charge MSCA Master Class.

These interactive training days focus on proposal preparation for the 2024 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships call, with a deadline on 11 September 2024 (17:00 CET).

Three modules on different dates 

  • Module 1 - Get inspired (Introduction and testimonials) - 23 May 2024 (10:00 - 15:00 CET)
  • Module 2 - Writing a competitive MSCA-PF proposal - 6 June 2024 (10:00 - 15:00 CET)
  • Module 3 - Horizontal issues (such as Open Access) - 20 June 2024 (10:00 - 15:00 CET)
Check out the preliminary programme! -  Programme not final, subject to modifications.

For whom?

The MSCA Master Class is open for Ghent University staff and for external applicants who plan to submit a proposal for the 2024 call with Ghent University as their future Host Institution and who have the support of a Ghent University supervisor.

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 2024 (11 September 2024), 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.

Participants of the Master Class

  • Postdoc researchers from abroad who wish to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship with Ghent University as their Host Institution, after sending in their application form (see further "How to apply"). 
  • Postdoc researchers working at Ghent University who wish to go abroad for a postdoctoral fellowship funded by MSCA;
  • 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.

How to apply

Find a supervisor

  • First the external applicant needs to find a supervisor at Ghent University. This supervisor will support the research proposal and, once the project has started, integrate the fellow into the research group.
  • 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.

Fill out one of the application forms

Together, the supervisor and the fellow will send in the application form to the  

Deadline for applications to access the Master Class

Send in your application form to by:

  • 22 April 2024 (17:00 CET)

Admission to Master Class

  • Subsequently, eligible candidates will receive an invitation to participate in the Master Class.
  • On completion of the programme, the participants will receive further support from the European research advisors. 

More information

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