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Extensive support available for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants and Supervisors – Sign up now!

University of Turku offers extensive support to those MSCA PF applicants who are applying with the intention of conducting research at UTU.

MSCA PF funding allows postdoctoral researchers to move to another EU country for two years to conduct a research project, or three years if the project is conducted outside of the EU. Applicants can be of any nationality, and research projects can be from any field. More information about the funding. Also, note that researchers who already work at UTU are eligible to apply for a PF project at UTU if they fulfill the mobility requirement. See the following eligibility criteria.

MSCA PF applicants are researchers who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Mobility requirement: Has not resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (i.e. Finland in the case of University of Turku) for more than 12 months during 11.9.2021-11.9.2024.
  • Has been awarded (the first) PhD within the last 8 years, i.e. after 11.9.2016.

University of Turku offers a day-long Kick Start Event to the applicants and their Supervisors, access to a Moodle platform with templates, successful applications, educational videos and tips to improve the application, as well as coaching from a Research funding specialist.


  • Sign up as an applicant at the latest on 31.3.
  • Kick Start Event: 16.4.
  • Access to the Moodle platform: May to September
  • Call deadline: 11.9.

Kick Start Event Program:

9-10: Description of the support process and introductions. Lauri Keskinen and Hanna Honkanen

10-11.30: Background and aim of MSCA PF. National Contact Point Paula Leskinen

11.30-12.30: Lunch break

12.30-13.15: Reviewer’s perspective. Emma Pirilä

13.15-14.00: Successful applicant and her Supervisor: Milena Pires and Kirsi Virtanen

14.00-14.30: Coffee break

14.30-15.00: Moodle instructions. Lauri Keskinen and Monika Luukkonen

Date and venue: 16.4., Aistikattila @ Medisiina D, Kiinamyllynkatu 10

Signing up for the support

Note! If you are an applicant to the University of Turku, you need to provide the following during signing up:

  • CV and publication list
  • A preliminary abstract
  • A short description of research and training benefits for the fellow and the UTU host (research group)

Signing up can be done by the applicant or by the Supervisor on behalf of the applicant. The form is open to all, not just UTU personnel.

Sign up to the Kick Start Event and/or Moodle course

Contact if you have any questions.