Marie-Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Vienna


Why apply for a MSCA-PF @ the University of Vienna?

The University of Vienna is opening an Expression of Interest (EoI) to identify candidates with the necessary profile to become top-class researchers at the top rated University in Austria. The EoI will allow potential fellows to identify a supervisor who can guide them in the next stage of their research career and take advantage of the support services offered at the University to help them prepare a successful proposal.

What is a MSCA-PF?

The Marie-Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship is a post-doc training programme in which the post-doc (fellow) gains additional skills and abilities working on a specific research project in a new environment, while also transferring their knowledge within their new institution. Open to all fields of research, the fellowship is a well-defined, 2 year, career stage.

More information about the MSCA-PF call will be available when the call opens in the middle of April.

Please note that because the MSCA-PF call for 2021 has not yet been published by the European Commission and official documents are not yet available, only limited information is currently available for the EoI. Once the official documents have been made available, the EoI will be updated accordingly. For information about previous MSCA Individual Fellowships (basic details, Guidelines, etc) please see Funding & tenders ( Be aware that some of this information is no longer valid.

Advantages of applying for a MSCA-PF @ the University of Vienna

  • We are the largest teaching and research institution in Austria.
  • There are 15 faculties, 5 centers, 24 research platforms devoted to both basic and applied research.
  • We offer state-of-the-art facilities, extensive research infrastructure and the oldest library in the German speaking world.
  • Post-doc salaries are based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff and paid 14 times per year.
  • The University offers flexible working hours (based on core hours), childcare and language learning facilities. 
  • The University currently ranks 11th among the most international universities in the world and is the top-ranked Austrian University in the 2021 World University Rankings.
  • Vienna is consistently rated as one of the best cities to live and has topped the the Mercer Quality of Life Ranking for 10 straight years.
  • The University and Research Services Department have extensive experience with MSCA Fellowships as we host the highest number of Fellows in Austria. Successful EoI applicants will receive support from the Research Services Department during proposal preparation including guidance documents, personalized feedback and in-depth proposal checks.
  • As a result of the first EoI, 17 MSCA fellowships were awarded to the University in the 2020 call, the highest number ever awarded to the University in one year!
  • Extra Funding for a 3rd Year: The 10 top-ranked MSCA European Postdoctoral Fellowships (top 5 male and top 5 female) awarded to the University (based on the score given by the European Commission) will receive an additional third year of salary, allowing the fellow and supervisor to carry out additional research, publication, training or grant writing. As this third year is funded separately by the University, the activities should be related, but distinct to what will be carried out during the first two years of the project.


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