Marie Curie Masterclass

Call for applicants – MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Faculty of Arts encourages associate professors and professors to propose talented young researchers for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Masterclass in the spring of 2022. 

The purpose of the Masterclass is to attract Postdoctoral Fellowships to The Faculty of Arts through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme. Recruiting international talents in this way provides a great opportunity for strengthening the international profile of hosting research environments and taking in early-career researchers who are strongly aligned to the research agenda of the host.

An important factor for success is the match between the project, the applicant and the host research environment. The Masterclass will provide potential applicants and supervisors the opportunity to discuss the research project, the training and the application itself. In addition, AU Research Support will provide help and guidance for writing a competitive application.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions have a strong focus on career development. This means that it is vital for the success of an application that the match between the applicant, supervisor and research environment is well-developed and clearly displayed in the application. 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 of 2022.

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 MCSA Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2022:

  • Applicant must hold a PhD degree acquired within the last 8 years at the time of the application deadline in mid-September 2022
  • 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 propose MSCA PF candidates by the below approach:  

  • January 2022 – March 2022: Potential supervisors take action to identify possible candidates via international networks, conferences, projects and collaborations.
  • 31st March 2022: Deadline for suggestion of applicants to be sent to Research Advisor at the Faculty of Arts, Signe A. E. Larsen (saelarsen@au.dk)

Suggestions must come from potential supervisors and must include:

  • Short motivation/argument of the candidate’s potential for an MSCA-PF (using this template)
  • CV of the candidate

Masterclass content and time schedule

April 2022

Online meeting for all supervisors

May 2022

Online webinars and materials available (dates TBC)

May/June 2022

Individual meetings between fellow and the Research Support Office

June-August 2022

Reviews of fully drafted proposals are offered by the Research Support Office

Mid-september 2022

Expected deadline

February 2023

Results are expected to be announced