Invitation to the workshop “How to Write a Competitive Proposal for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022”

Marie S. Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships are 2-year fellowships for researchers holding a PhD. The aim is to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. The deadline for the call is 14 September 2022.


The workshop is open for fellows who plan to apply with Lund University as host and already have a project idea and an agreement with a supervisor at LU. Supervisors are welcome to participate as the researcher and supervisor at Lunds universitet write the applications jointly.

EU eligibility requirements

  1. All nationals can apply, but the fellow cannot have resided or worked/studied in Sweden more than 12 months during the last 36 months immediately before the deadline on 14 September. 
  2. Fellow must be awarded a PhD at the time of the deadline, and have no more than a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research from the date of PhD award.

Workshop objectives:

  • Understand what MSCA PF reviewers are looking for
  • Know what the key messages are which need to be communicated within theExcellence, Impact, and Implementation sections of the proposal
  • Have developed skills and knowledge to be able to write a competitive MSCA PF proposal

The workshop begins with a brief overview of what the purpose of the MSCA PF scheme is and what the European Commission is seeking to achieve by providing excellent early career researchers with this funding. Some of the key pitfalls of grant writing are covered and participants learn techniques for avoiding these pitfalls.

The remainder of the workshop is dedicated to guiding participants through the sections of Part B1 of the proposal: The Excellence, Impact, and Implementation sections are taken in turn. Each of these three main sections is broken down into their main constituent sub-sections and participants are guided through the arguments, detail, and justification that are needed in each.

Workshop leader: Dr Vicky Edkins, GrantCraft Services – WRG Europe. The workshop will be held in English.

Venue: Zoom

Registration: Please register by 19 May at this link

Time: 23 and 24 May, 13:30 – 17

Any questions on the workshop or eligibility?

Contact: Anneli Wiklander, Kerstin Gidlöf, Karin Langborger at the Research Services, Lunds universitet

maj 4, 2022

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