Marie Skłodowska Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowships

Ghent University as your future host institution

Are you looking to expand your research horizon?

Do you want to improve your career prospects?

Do you want to join a vibrant and stimulating research environment?

Ghent University gladly welcomes experienced researchers from all over the world and offers great opportunities, as one of Europe's leading universities.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) aim to enhance the career development and training of researchers through international and intersectoral mobility. Applicants must have a PhD or at least four years research experience.

Two types

European FellowshipsMarie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

  • are open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming in from other parts of the world
  • can restart a research career after a break, such as parental leave
  • can help researchers coming back to Europe find a new position
  • last for one to two years

Global Fellowships

  • fund positions outside Europe for researchers based in the EU or associated countries
  • last between two and three years
  • the researcher has to come back for one year to an organisation based in the EU or associated countries


  • Open to all experienced postdoctoral researchers of any nationality (applicants need a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline).
  • All research areas can be funded. Find a research group at Ghent University, which you would like to join, in our Research Directory.
  • The proposal is written jointly with the host organisation (i.e. a supervisor who is a full professor at Ghent University).
  • Mobility is key! Check the mobility rule in the MSCA Work Programme.


The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs. In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project. The grant is awarded to the host organisation.


The call usually opens in April and closes in September. 

Please notify the EU-office at your earliest convenience for support and feedback.

Masterclass at Ghent University

register now for the MSCA Masterclass at Ghent Univeristy from 3 to 5 June 2020.

Questions or help needed?

Brein met hand

Our EU-office will guide you throughout the administrative and practical requirements. We are your first point of contact for any question you may have from the moment you start to work on your proposal until the final report of the project, e.g. eligibility, tips and tricks for your proposal. The EU-office also offers feedback on your proposal on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are selected, we will support you with all administrative, legal and financial issues during the entire project.

We are looking forward to hosting you at Ghent University!