Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Seal of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowships


The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - Seal of Excellence FWO (MSCA SoE FWO) wants to support researchers in the development of an independent, international research career.

For the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Postdoctoral European Fellowships (MSCA PF EF) 2021 call, fellowships are made available to FWO eligible candidates on the reserve list with a maximum of 8 highest ranked candidates.


  • Period: 2 years, not renewable
  • Salary scale: minimum € 4.134,97 - maximum € 6.446,01
  • Bench fee: € 4.000 [pay attention: no flexible bench fee]
  • Deadline 22 April 2022 5 p.m.
  • Announcement of results: beginning of June 2022
  • Start of fellowship: at the earliest 1 July 2022

Profile and conditions

Evaluation and selection procedure

  • FWO will select the eight highest ranked applications on the reserve list of MSCA PF EF applications, being eligible for a MSCA SoE FWO as described above, on the basis of their relative position (being their rank in the panel where the application is evaluated divided by the number of eligible applications submitted in that panel). For ex aequo’s the score given to the concerned applications applies.
  • FWO invites from mid-March 2022 the selected candidates to submit an application for a MSCA SoE FWO. If the candidate declines the offer, the next candidate on the reserve list, identified following the selection principles as explained, will be invited.
  • If the candidate does not have an e-portal account yet, (s)he must register in the e-portal:
  • The application must include: 1) the complete application (part A and B) for a MSCA PF EF, 2) the Evaluation Summary Report and 3) the application form.
  • The board of trustees of May 2022 assesses and grants the submitted applications.
  • The MSCA PF EF ranking is followed, so the FWO does not conduct anymore an internal and external peer review.
  • If the applications on the reserve list are in the end picked up by the European Commission, no other application will be funded by the FWO.

Regulations and download


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