MSCA: €242 million to the 2021 Postdoctoral Fellowships applicants - NAWA

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The European Commission will support a total of 1156 experienced post-doctoral researchers with €242 million to work at top universities, research centres, private organisations and small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe and the rest of the world. The European Research Executive Agency (REA) received 8356 applications for this call.

The Commission will award €206 million to 1025 researchers through European Postdoctoral Fellowships, allowing them to carry out their projects in the EU or countries associated to Horizon Europe.

The Commission earmarked €36 million for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships, allowing 131 researchers to carry out research outside the EU or countries associated to Horizon Europe, mostly in the United States, China, Canada and Australia, before returning back to Europe.

Female applicants represent 43% of the awardees.

Most of the projects selected are in the fields of

  • social sciences and humanities (24%)
  • life sciences (22%)
  • chemistry (14%)
  • environment and geosciences (12%)

Among successful applicants, 5 postdoctoral fellows have been selected in the field of nuclear research as part of the new cooperation between MSCA and the Euratom Research and Training Programme 2021-2025. The Euratom programme will support projects in this field of research with a financial contribution of €1 million.

News item on MSCA site with instructions for applicants HERE