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The Faculty of Built Environment of Tampere University is hosting and coaching MSCA PF candidates

Published on 16.3.2023
Tampere University
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Interested in finding a fully paid postdoctoral research position abroad for yourself at the Faculty of Built Environment (BEN) at Tampere university, Finland?

The Faculty of Built Environment and Tampere University, Finland 

The Faculty of Built Environment conducts high-quality scientific and applied research in the fields of architecture and civil engineering and provides higher education based on this research. Our unique environment promotes collaboration and innovations and offers opportunities to pursue new avenues of multidisciplinary research and education. 

Tampere University (TAU) has a longstanding experience in MSCA actions. We make a substantial effort in MSCA-PF calls and have achieved high success rates over the years. We are preparing now for the 2023 call which is expected to have a deadline of 13 September 2023. 

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA PF) 2022 Call 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) belong to the Horizon Europe framework programme. Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF) is one of the MSCA’s main funding actions enabling 1-3,5 years long individual projects in Europe (European Fellowship) or other countries (Global Fellowship). MSCA PF is for postdoctoral researchers coming from another country than the hosting institution is located.  

The call is aimed at promising researchers with a purpose to promote their career development. This action provides opportunities both within academia and other sectors as well. 

What does the funding cover? 

The beneficiary receiving EU funding needs to recruit the researcher for the total period of the fellowship. 

The EU provides support for the recruited researcher in the form of 

  • A living allowance 

  • A mobility allowance 

  • If applicable, family, long-term leave and special needs allowances 

Funding is provided for 

  • Research, training and networking activities 

  • Management and indirect costs 

Proposal writing webinars - Masterclass 2023 

Research Services at Tampere University (TAU) have extensive experience in supporting researchers in applying for MSCA PF funding. The support includes practical advice, training and improving the quality of MSCA PF proposals. In addition, a webinar course series called MSCA PF Masterclass 2023 will be organized for the seventh time during May-June 2023. The most important Masterclass sessions will be recorded and be available online. 

All potential researchers applying for MSCA PF funding to TAU will be invited to the course. This Teams based Masterclass is highly recommended for all MSCA PF applicants.  

What is required from the Applicant (incoming or outgoing)? 

  • The applicant together with the supervisor is expected to fully commit to the proposal writing process and deadlines. 

  • The mobility rule of MSCA PF requires that the researcher (i.e. candidate, applicant) has not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization (Finland) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline (expected to be 13 September 2023). 

  • Only candidates with research experience up to 8 years postdoc from the date the PhD degree was granted are eligible (with possible exceptions). 

How to get in touch with the Faculty of Built Environment? 

If your research theme is a match with BEN research profile and you are committed to proposal writing process, express your interest by sending the following documents in PDF-form: 

Send the afore mentioned documents in PDF-form by e-mail with a subject "MSCA PF" to at latest on 12 April 2023 to both addresses mentioned below: 

  • Research Specialist at BEN faculty: Anne Tuhkunen: anne.tuhkunen (a) 

  • Research Services’ Preaward team: Preaward (a) 

We are connecting you to the potential supervisor to discuss your plans and your suitability to BEN’s research profile after you have sent us your expression of interest. 

Please note, that we cannot fully guarantee that suitable supervisor is found, and that you will be accepted as a MSCA PF candidate.