Marie Curie Masterclass

Call for applicants

The Faculty of Arts encourages associate professor and professors to invite talented young researchers to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Master Class in spring 2021. 

The purpose of the Master Classes is to attract European Fellowships to Arts through the Marie Sklodowska Curie programme. 

An important factor for success is the match between the project, the applicant and the host research environment. The Master Classes will provide potential applicants and supervisors with the opportunity to meet and discuss the research project. In addition, applicants will be given help and guidance with their application. Under normal circumstances, the workshop is physically in Aarhus. In spring 2021 however, we expect there will still be many travel restrictions and we will therefore do the workshop online.

Marie Curie actions are a career development programme, therefore it is vital for the success of an application that the match is well developed and explained between the applicant, the research environment and the supervisor. To foster and develop this relationship supervisors are expected to take active part in the development of the application. And, if possible, introduce the applicant to the local research environment during spring and summer 2021. If travel opportunities arise, it will be possible to arrange site visits on an individual basis (in this case the Faculty of Arts will cover travel and accommodation expenses for up to three days).

Proposals need to satisfy the following criteria:

  • High quality candidates relative to career stage
  • Potential to deliver long term impact on the candidates career
  • Significant EU/global level research impact
  • Balanced combination of research & complementary skills training
  • High quality supervisor and host organization

Expected eligibility criteria for MC Individual Fellowships in 2021:

  • Applicant must hold a PhD degree acquired within the last 8 years at the time of the application deadline in mid-September 2021
  • Applicants cannot have resided in Denmark for more than a maximum of 12 months out of the last 36 months

Suggestion of candidates

Supervisors are encouraged to search for talented candidates in their international networks and send in suggestions for candidates no later than March 31, 2021.  

Project and time schedule

December 2020 – March 2021 Potential supervisors take action to identify possible candidates via international networks, conferences, projects and collaborations.

31. March 2021: Deadline for suggestion of applicants to be sent to Lotte Holm (lho@au.dk).

Suggestions must come from potential supervisors and include:

April 2021: Online meeting for all supervisors

May, 2021: Online webinars and materials available (dates TBC)

May/June 2021: Individual meetings between fellow and the research support office

June, July, August: Two readings are offered by the research support office on the application

The deadline for MSCA-IF is expected mid September 2021

Results are expected in February 2022