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Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships available


Are you a talented, motivated and ambitious postdoc thinking about your next career move? The Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships may be a great opportunity for you. MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility.

Interested in applying?

You can identify a number of research topics and research projects submitted by B-PHOT Brussels Photonics below. These provide suggestions for the development of a proposal; they should assist you in identifying mutual research interests, innovation potential, and areas for skill acquisition that enhance your research competencies. The topics and research projects can be used as a basis to discuss collaborating on an MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PD) proposal. Click here for more information.


Once you have selected a topic (with topic ID) and you are interested in writing an MSCA-PD proposal with a VUB researcher, you should have the following documents ready to be sent to us:

  • Current CV
  • Evidence of your current place of residence, as well as the place(s) of residence(s) for the past 5 years
  • Topic ID listed in the header of the pdf file describing the topic, i.e. MSCA-20xx-xyz
  • 2-3 pages (A4) explaining your expression of interest and qualifications

Please note, that you will only be eligible to submit a proposal if you will have obtained your PhD degree before September 14th, 2022. All submissions should be sent to with the topic ID in the email header.

Alternatively, if you cannot identify a topic in the menu above, you are free to send us an open expression of interest following the steps above. However, in this case, the email header should be specified as follows: open expression of interest - “name of your research discipline here”

If you are unsure whether you qualify for the MSCA-PF programme, please read the guidelines for applicants. Once we have received your documents, we will conduct an eligibility check based on the guidelines for applicants and your qualifications. We will get back to you and if all is in order, you may contact the VUB researcher you would like to collaborate with directly.

Interested in applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowships?