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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions postdoctoral fellowships

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) postdoctoral fellowship offers talented researchers to build their research career through international mobility.

Unique career opportunities

We invite researchers to apply with the University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo University Hospital (OUS) or Akershus University Hospital (AHUS) as hosts. For applicants interested in moving to Oslo, we have world-class research groups within medicine and health sciences.

For internal applicants, the grant offers an opportunity to stay at a leading research institution in the USA, Canada, or other non-European countries.


Prospective applicants are invited to register for a masterclass ahead of the 2022 call. The masterclass comprises a grant application course, inspirational talks and practical information for applicants.

Two kinds of fellowships 

The postdoctoral fellowship encompasses two different fellowships. Both include mandatory mobility to another country than the current country of residency.

European fellowship

  • 12-24 months
  • Can not have resided in Norway for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Global fellowship

  • 24+12 months
  • Can not have resided in the country of the partner organization where the outgoing phase takes place for more than 12 months in the three years
  • Norwegians or long-term residents of Norway are eligible to apply.

Applicant eligibility and requirements 

To qualify as an applicant, candidates must have completed their PhD at the call deadline. Furthermore, applicants cannot have more than 8 years of research after their PhD.

Various opportunities to extend the eligibility window exist such as parental leave, long-term sick leave and unemployment. EU has also imposed resubmission restrictions, implying that if you submitted and scored below 70 % for last year's call, you cannot apply this year.

We will only support external applicants who already have established a connection or professional relationship with a supervisor at UiO or OUS. It is mandatory that the supervisor support the proposal.

Contact and further information

We invite applicants and supervisors to contact to learn more about the program and the support provided.

Additional information is also available at the MSCA PF program website.



Published Feb. 10, 2022 4:54 PM - Last modified July 2, 2022 10:16 PM