MSCA@UniTO - Marie Sklodowska Curie Action




MSCA@UniTo offers an extraordinary opportunity to postdoctoral researchers eager to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) choosing the University of Turin as host institution.


30 top candidates are selected to join an exceptional programme designed to:

  • inform on the MSCA-PF funding scheme and its opportunities
  • train on how to write a successful proposal and address key research issues
  • support the whole proposal writing process, until the submission, by involving specifically trained research managers and administrative professionals.


Call: HORIZON-MSCA-2024-PF-01-01
Open call: 23rd April 2024 - deadline: 11th September 2024 


Applications for the 2024 training and support programme MSCA@UniTo edition are closed.

The MSCA@UniTo training and support programme

The training programme is specifically built to enhance the skills of the selected researchers.


The training is delivered in English, online and onsite (candidates can choose how to attend). The training focuses on topics such as “How to write a successful MSCA-PF proposal” and Open Science, and includes practical activities on proposal writing.  


MSCA@UniTo training is delivered for free. No registration fee is charged to participants. Participation in the training is mandatory to have access to the support measures. When applying, please take note of the training dates and make sure you will be able to attend in case of a positive result in the selection process.


The MSCA@UniTo support measures, provided by UniTo professional experts in the MSCA-PF funding scheme, will accompany the candidates to the proposal submission.


Requirements are subject to variation. In 2024, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • a PhD at the call HORIZON-MSCA-2024-PF-01-01- closing date
  • up to max 8 years of research experience after PhD
  • comply with the MSCA mobility rule (see below, under "MSCA-PF: opportunities and conditions")

No nationality or age restrictions are foreseen.

All research areas can be funded.


Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered as postdoctoral researchers and will be considered eligible to apply.


Application period for the 2024 MSCA@UniTo edition is closed.


Candidates interested in participating in the MSCA@UniTo programme are asked to complete an application form and provide:

  • curriculum vitae (max 3 pages) - download template .docx - .odt
  • short proposal - download template .docx - .odt
  • letter of acceptance signed by a Supervisor at UniTo. The letter must include the confirmation that the Head of Department has been informed of the application - download template .docx - .odt.

Documents required might be subject to variation.

Selection procedure and results

Participating researchers from all over the world are selected by an internal Evaluation Commission on the basis of the curriculum vitae and the one page proposal.


50% of candidates is chosen among those researchers who have/have had a temporary research assignment in UniTo (collaboration ended no more than 12 months before the call deadline).


The selection results will be notified to all candidates by email.

MSCA-PF: opportunities and conditions

Though not expected, slight changes might occur in the calls every year. Accordingly this section is constantly updated. Please make sure to double check these pages before applying.


The purpose of the MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme is to support the career paths of excellent researchers through mobility while attracting talented researchers to the EU. MSCA-PF enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility.

Two types of fellowships
  • European Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Open to researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in research projects by either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe. The standard duration must be between 12 and 24 months.
  • Global Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Open to European nationals or long-term residents who wish to engage in research projects with organisations outside EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. This fellowships require an outgoing phase of minimum 12 and maximum 24 months in a non - associated Third Country, and a mandatory 12-month return phase to a host organisation based in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country.


Both types of fellowships can also include a secondment anywhere in the world during the fellowship.

A placement of up to 6 months in a non-academic organisation aims at promoting career moves between sectors and organisations.


The grant provides allowances to cover your living, travel and family costs. The research costs and management costs of the host organization(s) are also supported.

Eligibility Check Research experience

At the call deadline, researchers must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date of the doctoral degree. Years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the amount of research experience.

Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered as postdoctoral researchers and will be considered eligible to apply.

Mobility rule

Recruited researchers must comply with the following mobility rule: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organization for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline. 

Find more information on the European Commission Funding & tender opportunities portal.

Discover more about the MSCA funded Projects at UniTo.

MSCA Fellows Community @UniTo

Under H2020, 9 MSCA Individual Fellowship have been funded. For further details:

Under Horizon Europe, 23 MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship have been funded so far. For further details:


MSCA@UniTo is presented by BRAIN UniTo - the Talent Attraction Programme of the University of Turin, and it’s funded by MUR (D.M. 737) in the framework of the project UNITO4Pillar1.