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 masterclass

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 masterclass at Aarhus University.

You can apply from December 2019 to the deadline: 15 March 2020.

The outcome of the masterclass 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 masterclass, 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 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 fulfill mobility and experience requirements. The main rules are:

  • Regarding experience: at the time of the deadline, the applicant must have a PhD degree or at least 4 years of full-time research experience since obtaining the degree allowing the applicant to start his/her PhD.
  • Regarding mobility in relation to standard fellowships: the applicant must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call deadline in September 2020.
  • Regarding mobility in relation to reintegration fellowships: the candidate can apply if he/she is a citizen of an EU or Associated Country and have been working as a researcher outside of the EU/Associated countries. The candidate must not have lived in Denmark for more than 3 years out of the 5 years immediately before the deadline.

Application deadlines

December 2019
Opening for application for admission to the masterclass.

15 March, 2020
Deadline for application for admission to the masterclass. The applications are reviewed by Health’s Forum for Research, and the applicants get an e-mail response in the beginning of April.

12 - 14 May, 2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie masterclass at Aarhus University.

May - September, 2020
The participants of the masterclass, their supervisors and the Research Support Office prepare the proposals.

Medio September, 2020
Deadline at the European Commission for submission of Marie Curie Individual Fellowship proposals.

February 2021
Results are announced by the European Commission.

Summer 2021
If a proposal is successful, the Postdoc fellowship starts at Health.