Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


490 Arctic MSCA PF Program

Are you looking for a postdoc position?

APECS’ new partner and host of the Directorate, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway is looking for postdoctoral candidates who wishto seek funding through EU's career and mobility program Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) with UiT The Arctic University of Norway as host.

MSCA-PF is one of the most prestigious postdoctoral fellowships in the world, financed by the European Union’s Horizon Europe program. Approximately 1500 researchers from all around the world and from a variety of disciplines are awarded MSCA postdoctoral fellowships each year. Fellowship holders get generous funding to spend 2-3 years at their host institution of choice, doing a postdoctoral research project of their choice with a supervisor whose expertise best matches theirs. Sounds appealing?

UiT – The Arctic University of Norway’s own Arctic MSCA program supports candidates who wish to apply for MSCA postdoctoral fellowships. Potential applicants chosen by UiT supervisors get to take part in a three-day workshop in Tromsø in June 2022 where they can start working on their proposal and receive suggestions on how to write a successful one. Travel and accommodation costs are paid by UiT. Candidates also receive further help all along the proposal writing process and with submission.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You have to have PhD in hand by the MSCA-PF application deadline of September 14, 2022.
  • You cannot have spent more than 12 months in Norway during the 36 months before the application deadline.
  • At the call deadline (September 14, 2022), you must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date of award of the doctoral degree. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave), will not count towards the amount of research experience.
  • You do NOT have to be an EU citizen to apply.

You can find the list of potential UiT supervisors who are looking for candidates, with links to individual positions and instructions to apply, here. There is also more information about the fellowship program on the Arctic MSCA program website.

Application deadline for the Arctic MSCA program is 25 February 2022.

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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