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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships at the University of Antwerp

Are you a postdoctoral researcher thinking about your next career move?

Are you looking for a young and dynamic university to supervise your postdoctoral research?

Then applying for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with the University of Antwerp as host institution might be the right thing to do for you.

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA IF) fund promising postdoctoral researchers with a view to develop their academic and transversal skills and enhance their career prospects by moving and working abroad.

The University of Antwerp allows you to work in a first class research environment located within the vibrant city of Antwerp and to work on your academic and transversal skills.

How to prepare your application?

  • Make sure you have an excellent project idea for an MSCA Individual Fellowship and verify your eligibility;
  • Write your project ideas down on a one-pager and convince a professor at UAntwerp to become your supervisor and host;
  • Get in touch with the Grants Office of UAntwerp ( They may help you with verifying your eligibility, finding a supervisor at UAntwerp and with your application in general;
  • Read the call documents carefully and make sure you fully understand what (applying for) a MSCA Individual Fellowship is all about;
  • Write the proposal in close collaboration with the supervisor at UAntwerp and with support from the Grants Office (June-July);
  • Send your draft proposal (80% ready) to the Grants Office for feedback (August);
  • Ask the Grants Office for administrative support (e.g. help with completing part A of the proposal);
  • Submit your proposal through the participant portal in a timely way and at the very latest by the final submission deadline.

Who is involved in the application?

Applicant (called 'Fellow' or 'Experienced Researcher'): the postdoctoral researcher (or someone with at least 4 years of equivalent research experience at the time of the deadline) who will be preparing the fellowship application.

Supervisor (or ‘Primary Coordinator Contact’): the UAntwerp professor who will be supervising the fellow and the project. The fellow should develop the project proposal in liaison with the supervisor.

Beneficiary (also called 'Host Institution'): this is the University of Antwerp, validated by the EU as a 'legal entity' with name Universiteit Antwerpen, short name UAntwerpen and PIC 999902870.

Administrative Coordinator Contact: the administrative person responsible on behalf of the beneficiary. For the UAntwerp this is Anne Adams, email or


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