Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes: Postdoc grants within MSCA programme

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, as a part of Horizon Europe, are the European Union´s flagship funding programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training. MSCA programme fund excellent research and innovation and equip researchers at all stages of their career with new knowledge and skills, through mobility across borders and exposure to different sectors and disciplines. The MSCA help build Europe’s capacity for research and innovation by investing in the long-term careers of excellent researchers.

Postdoctoral Fellowships action targets researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. Postdoctoral Fellowships help researchers gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors. In this presentation, you will find out more about this prestigious EU programme: types of MSCA PFs, who can apply for PF, what the funding covers and how to apply. In addition, the presentation will tackle the possibilities for doctoral students and postdocs within the EURAXESS initiative. 

Ivan Makovec has been working for AMEUP since January 2019 as a Senior Adviser in the Department for Horizontal areas of EU Framework Programmes and mobility of researchers. He is also a national contact point (NCP) for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Horizon Europe. As a part of the project team in AMEUP, he has been involved in various projects related to the mobility and career development of the researchers, as well as MSCA NCP´s network projects. He graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences with a master’s degree in Sociology and History.

The Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes (AMEUP) is a public, non-profit organisation instituted by the Government of the Republic of Croatia in 2007 and acting within the system of the Ministry of Science and Education. Its mission is to support internationalization as a means of raising the quality in the sectors of science, education and training and the field of youth in the Republic of Croatia. As such, the Agency promotes the idea of mobility in education as a way to improve professional skills and knowledge, as well as to broaden personal horizons with the aim to create a knowledge-based society and to strengthen the competitiveness of Croatian citizens in the European labour market. Thus, the Agency’s main task is to implement the three largest European Community programmes in the field of education, training, youth and sports – Erasmus+, the programme Horizon Europe in the field of research and development, and the European Solidarity Corps programme in the field of youth and volunteering.