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MSCA MaRaThoN 2021: online training course addressed to top candidates who wish to apply for the upcoming call Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - PF

The University of Padua will organize a new online edition of the MSCA MaRaThoN@University of Padua - Master your Research and Training Needs from the 9th to the 18th of June 2021.
This programme is addressed to top researchers, willing to submit a Horizon Europe - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship with the University of Padua (Italy) as Host Institution. The training focuses on writing a successful proposal.

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9 June 2021 - 18 June 2021
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Application deadline: 18 May 2021

MSCA MaRaThoN is an online training course addressed to top candidates who are getting ready to apply for the upcoming Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) 2021 call and intend to indicate the University of Padua as their Host Institution.

The European Commission promotes the MSCA-PF under the Horizon Europe (HEU) Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Such action is a recognized career booster for experienced researchers, who develop innovative ideas through an intense collaboration with their Supervisor at the Host Institution, benefit from periods of mobility and enjoy very fair and favourable working conditions.

If you are a motivated researcher willing to compete for an MSCA-PF with the University of Padua as your working base, do not miss the chance to participate in the MSCA MaRaThoN@Unipd.

We offer you a detailed presentation of MSCA-PF and support you in writing and implementing a successful proposal. Invited experts and experienced MSC evaluators will provide specific advice and useful tips on how to best draft and communicate your project.

How to apply

Please note that the course is delivered on line, in English. The following application conditions apply.
The course is open to 40 participants. There are no age or nationality restrictions.
In order to be admitted to the MSCA MaRaThoN, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- possess a PhD at the MSCA-PF closing date: 15 September 2021;
- have up to max. 8 years of research experience after PhD (exceptions according to MSCA-PF rules);
- comply with the MSCA mobility rule;
- commit to compete in the forthcoming MSCA-PF 2021 Call for applications, choosing the University of
Padua as Host Institution for their project.

More info and Templates are available for download on the MaRaThoN web page:

If you are not funded but receive the MSCA Seal of Excellence...
In case you choose the University of Padua as your Host Institution within the MSCA-PF 2021 Call and your project is not selected for funding, but the European Commission awards you the “Seal of Excellence – MSC Actions”, Unipd offers you an alternative funding under the MSCA Seal of Excellence@University of Padua programme. Once the Seal of Excellence is issued, you may apply for a grant of 50,000 Euros per project year (covering an employment contract and a 10,000 Euro budget for research, networking and training activities).

The University of Padua has been the first Italian University supporting SoE projects - learn more about our Programme:


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