The objective of the PF is to support researchers’ careers and to promote excellence in research. The Postdoctoral Fellowship Action is aimed at researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their career. The FP helps researchers to gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors.
Who can apply for Postdoctoral Fellowships?
Interested researchers submit an application together with a host organisation, which can be a university, research institution, business, SME or other organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. 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.
Types of Postdoctoral Fellowship
There are 2 types of Postdoctoral Fellowships:
- European Postdoctoral Fellowships.
- Global Postdoctoral Fellowships.