Madam Curie Global Fellowship

Madam Curie Global Fellowship enhances the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility. Madam Curie Global Fellowship will be open to excellent researchers of any nationality.


The objective of Postdoctoral Fellowships (PFs) is to support researchers’ careers and foster excellence in research. The Postdoctoral Fellowships action targets researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. PFs help researchers gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors.


Madam Curie Global Fellowship Value


The EU provides support for the recruited researcher in the form of:


  • a living allowance


  • a mobility allowance


  • if applicable, family, long-term leave and special needs allowances


In addition, funding is provided for:


  • research, training and networking activities


  • management and indirect costs.


Madam Curie Global Fellowship Eligibility Criteria


All disciplines are eligible for Postdoctoral Fellowships, including research areas covered by the Euratom Research and Training Programme.


Researchers interested in PFs:


  • should have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications. Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply.


  • must have a maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree, years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in third countries, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe.


  • should comply with mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.


Application Process


You will need to:


  • develop an application jointly with your chosen host organisation.


  • submit your application to an open funding call published on the Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal.


To find a host organisation,


  • your network will be an invaluable source.


Relevant Documents


All relevant documents are available for each call on the Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal, including:


  • MSCA work programme and general annexes


  • guide for applicants


  • specific FAQs


  • application and evaluation forms


  • guidelines on the calculation of 8-years research experience in Postdoctoral Fellowships under Horizon Europe


  • self-assessment tool for the calculation of the 8-years research experience.


Click here to apply for the Madam Curie Global Fellowship

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