Marie Curie Fellowships

Are you interested in a two-year postdoc stay with EU funding to work on your dream project?
And are you keen on having the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University as your host?

If so, you should apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF). The fellowships are a scheme under the largest research and innovation programme in EU history, Horizon 2020, and the aim is to promote excellent research across borders.


  • You must have at least a PhD degree or four years of full-time research experience.

Join our master class

If you meet the requirements and are in contact with a potential supervisor at the Faculty of Health, you have the opportunity to participate in a three-day master class at Aarhus Universit.

The next round of applications will start about November 2019 and ends March 1 2020 on the assumption that Aarhus University organises Marie Curie Masterclass in spring 2020.

The outcome of the master class is that you:  

  • are introduced to Aarhus University and to Denmark
  • hear about the MSCA-IF programme and proposal
  • visit the relevant research section with a chance to meet potential colleagues
  • work on your project description together with us and your future supervisor to ensure a compelling starting point and to get relevant input to create as competitive a proposal as possible

If selected for the master class, your travel costs and accommodation (three nights) will be covered. 

Who do we want?

We are looking for ambitious candidates with original research ideas that will add something new and maybe ground-breaking to the Faculty of Health. We expect you to be enthusiastic about the research areas in which our departments work. In other words: we are looking for the most promising, individual, young researchers to carry out their dream research projects at our faculty.

Eligibility conditions

MSCA fellowships are highly flexible in terms of research focus and pay a generous salary for grant recipients over 2 years. To be eligible to apply with our department as host, the fellow must fulfil two requirements:


  • For Standard European Fellowships you may not have lived in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the deadline. You can move to Denmark from other EU countries as well as from non-EU countries.
  • If you are a citizen of an EU or Associated Country and have been working as a researcher outside of the EU/Associated countries, then you can apply to the European Fellowship Reintegration Panel. The mobility rule for this panel is that you may not have lived in Denmark for more than 3 years out of the 5 years immediately before the deadline.


  • At the time of the deadline, you must have a PhD degree or at least 4 years of full-time research experience since obtaining the degree allowing you to start your PhD.