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MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship Proposal Workshop

About the event

This webinar will provide an overview of the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, how the University of Edinburgh can support you throughout the application process, and in-depth proposal writing prompts and advice. There are two interactive sessions where you will hear from current Edinburgh-based MSCA fellows and supervisors during which you can ask questions. The webinar is aimed at prospective applicants and their supervisors with the University of Edinburgh as host.   

The workshop will take place via MS Teams webinar on 11 June from 09:30-16:00. 

Register to attend the webinar through the registration link on this page.

The workshop is run jointly by Dr Elisabetta Spano (Edinburgh Research Office) and Dr Anna Pilz (Institute for Academic Development and MSCA alumna).  

About the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

This fellowship scheme is funded by the European Union under Horizon Europe and aims to support researchers in the acquisition of new skills, the development of international networks, and cross-sector experience through short-term secondments and placements.   

The funding enables researchers with outstanding potential to develop their research and career trajectory.   

What will I learn?

By the end of this event, workshop participants will: 

  • understand the aim and purpose of the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme;   
  • be familiar with the application form and process;  
  • understand key characteristics of a successful application;  
  • identify relevant resources and available support.   


Current MSCA fellows: 

  • Dr Maria Eichel-Vogel (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) 
  • Dr Paula Olaizola Rebe (MRC Unit for Human Genetics) 
  • Dr Alberto Tondello (School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures)   

MSCA Supervisors/mentors: 

  • Dr Jennifer Garden (Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry) 
  • Dr Donncha O’Rourke (Senior Lecturer, School of History, Classics & Archaeology) 
  • Prof Asier Unciti-Broceta ( Personal Chair of Medicinal Chemistry, Institute of Genetics and Cancer) 

Who is the event for?

This workshop is aimed at prospective Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants and their supervisors with the University of Edinburgh as host institution. 

Further information

For further information about this workshop please contact Dr Elisabetta Spano 

Please note: This event will be recorded, and the recording will be shared with participants who attend this event and will be published on our SharePoint that is accessible only through UoE login. By attending this event you agree for any contribution to be recorded and used in this way. We will hold the recording for 4 months.  (see IS Guiding principles – recording of online and digital events) .