Embark on your research journey in Estonia with MSCA Postdoctoral Grants!


Are you a passionate researcher looking for an exceptional opportunity to advance your research career? Consider applying for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships and unlock the door to a world of research excellence in Estonia!

Why choose Estonia?

Estonia, a hub of innovation and cutting-edge research, offers a vibrant ecosystem for postdoctoral researchers. With its state-of-the-art facilities, collaborative environment, and a strong commitment to research and development, Estonia is the perfect place to enhance your research career.

One application, three funding opportunities!

By applying for an MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship you’re not just applying for a single funding opportunity. You’re unlocking three potential pathways to support your research journey in Estonia. But how does it work?
The researcher, together with the Estonian research institution and supervisor, submits an application to the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship call (LINK here), which usually closes in mid-September (11th of September this year);

1. The first opportunity is to receive funding from the MSCA Postdoctoral Measure. The MSCA is prestigious and well-funded, and leaves a positive mark on a researcher’s CV.

2. If an application exceeds the quality threshold, but is not funded in the MSCA selection process, it will automatically go forward to the ERA Fellowship call. The ERA fellowships have been established to support a limited number of countries (including Estonia) in order to balance the mobility flows of researchers. 

3. Those proposals above the quality threshold that did not receive funding from Horizon Europe – neither from MSCA nor ERA Fellowships –  can in turn be submitted to the Estonian Research Council (ETAG). ETAG will fund these projects without any further scientific assessment, although an additional explanation of the area must be provided. More information: HERE

To integrate into Estonia’s research community, it is now crucial to apply for an MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship, as this represents the main pathway for international researchers to initiate their postdoctoral endeavors in Estonia.

How to apply?

  • Find a Host in Estonia: Your first step towards an MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowshipis to identify a receiving institution or supervisor in Estonia. Utilize the Estonian Research Information System (ETIS) to discover researchers and institutions in your field that align with your research interests. You can also find hosting offers from Estonian organisations in the EURAXESS Jobs portal here
  • Join the webinar: Tuesday, 19th of March, 10-12 AM. Kristin Kraav (ETAG) will introduce the conditions of the 2024 MSCA postdoctoral Fellowship call. Allan Padar (ETAG) will present the Mobilitas 3.0 incoming postdoctoral grant that is connected to the MSCA scheme.: Gain deeper insights and guidance on the application process by participating in our informative webinars. These sessions provide valuable information and offer you the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any doubts you may have. More information: HERE
  • Visit the Funding and Tenders portal of the European Commission: For comprehensive details about the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships, including eligibility criteria, application guidelines, and submission deadlines, please visit the European Commission’s website. Here, you will find all the necessary information to prepare a strong application.

Embark on your research adventure by visiting the Estonian Research Council’s website to gather all the necessary information about the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships. Prepare your application meticulously to showcase your research potential and your commitment to advancing your field.

Join our community!

By choosing Estonia for your postdoctoral research, you’ll join a thriving community of international scholars and local experts, all dedicated to fostering scientific discovery and innovation. Whether you’re looking to explore Estonia’s rich cultural heritage or engage with its dynamic research community, your postdoctoral journey in Estonia promises to be a fulfilling and enriching experience.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to propel your research career to new heights. Apply for the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship in September and take the first step towards a rewarding research experience in Estonia!

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