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Arctic MSCA-PF Program

Marie Skłodowska-Curie - Postdoctoral Fellowships at UiT

Here is some information to help you understand the budget of your MSCA fellowship at UiT.

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships Contributions for the recruited researcher per person-month Institutional unit contributions per person-month
Living allowance Mobility allowance Family allowance Long-term leave allowance Special needs allowance Research, training and networking contribution Management and indirect contribution
EUR 5080 EUR 600 EUR 660 EUR 5680 x % covered by the beneficiary requested unit x 1/number of months EUR 1000 EUR 650

Source: Horizon Europe Work Program 2023-2024 MSCA Actions, page 86. A country correction coefficient applies to the living allowance in order to ensure equal treatment and purchasing power parity for all researchers. Norway's country correction coefficient is 128,7%. (List of all coefficients on page 113 in Work Program)

In MSCA-PF projects UiT will receive a grant from EU to cover two different forms of costs:

  • Costs for the recruited researcher
  • Institutional costs

Costs for the recruited researcher

The part of the grant that UiT receives to cover costs of the recruited researcher has to be spent on the fellow’s salary as well as taxes and social security deductions (holiday pay, pension, insurance and employer tax) related to the salary of the fellow. UiT can also spend this part of the grant on taxable grants paid to the fellow.

The amount UiT will receive to cover the costs of the recruited researcher is based on the unit costs set out in the grant agreement. UiT will receive living allowance and mobility allowance for all researchers. For researchers with families, UiT will receive family allowance. Family is defined as persons linked to the researcher by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to marriage recognised by the legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised, or (iii) dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher. The family status of a researcher will be determined at the date of the deadline of the call and will not be revised during the lifetime of the action. The family allowance is a fixed amount, regardless of the country of recruitment, and is subject to the tax laws of the country of recruitment.

UiT's policy is to give our MSCA-PF postdocs the same salary as our regular postdocs, so UiT may top up the fellowship amount to match Norwegian postdoc salary levels. 

The cost of the recruited researcher can be topped up from other funds. It is declared in EUR, but paid in NOK. Exchange rate: can apply a conservative rate and pay balance at end of the reporting period to ensure rate compliance.

Institutional costs

Research, training & networking costs cover the costs of the RTN activities of the action (project). The unit cost for management and indirect costs should be used for the management of the action. Parts of Institutional costs can be transferred to Costs for the recruited researchers.


The institutional unit cost should be shared with entities with a capital or legal link which incurred costs for research training activities AND with partner organisations which incurred costs for hosting secondments.

Transfer between categories

Institutional costs can be transferred to costs for researchers, bu not the other way around. The costs for the researcher must be fully used for the researcher. The use of institutional costs is decided by the beneficiary. 

Sist endret: 14.03.2024, endret av: Kata Bohus