Arctic MSCA-IF program 2019

Marie Skłodowska-Curie - Individual Fellowships at UiT


What is Arctic MSCA-IF Program?

The «Arctic MSCA-IF program» aims to recruit and support excellent junior scientists from outside Norway who plan to submit applications for independent research fellowships through the mobility program Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) in order to pursue an academic research career. The talented postdocs are selected by UiT supervisors and invited to Tromsø for the Arctic MSCA-IF symposium in May. During the symposium, the UiT supervisor and the postdoc meet and learn how to write a successful MSCA-IF proposal.

The program is open for all research fields.


Definitions:

  • Experienced Researcher (ER): fellowship applicant, Postdoc from abroad. Requirements are listed at the bottom of this document.
  • Supervisor: Formerly called «Scientist in charge» (normally professor/associate professor) at UiT who will supervise the ER through his/her fellowship. Selection criteria listed at the bottom of this document.
  • Beneficiary: Host institution, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, legal entity.


Arctic MSCA program 2019 is now open with the following structure:

 

Date

Activity

Responsible

Dec 14, 2018

Deadline for UiT supervisors to apply to the program

Supervisor

Dec 19, 2018

Final selection of supervisors

AFU/faculty

Jan 2019

EURAXESS advertisements

AFU/supervisors

Feb 8 , 2019

Deadline for postdoc candidates to apply

Candidates

Feb 15, 2019

Deadline for supervisors to select their candidates

Supervisors

March 22, 2019

Selected candidates are invited to Arctic MSCA-IF Symposium (flight tickets and hotel covered by the program)

AFU

April, 2019

Booking of flight tickets and hotel (G travel)

AFU

May, 2019

Workshop for supervisors

AFU/supervisors

May 13-15, 2019

MSCA-IF Symposium

Candidate/supervisor/AFU/faculty/Trend2000

June-July, 2019

Proposal Writing

Candidate/supervisor (support from   Faculty/AFU)

August, 2019

Pre-evaluation of proposal draft by external consultant and AFU

Candidate/supervisor/AFU/Trend2000

August, 2019

Input to administrative forms in the electronic proposal system

AFU

September 11, 2019

Deadline for submission – 17:00 CET

Candidate/supervisor

  

The program will cover European Fellowships (EFs): duration 12-24 months.

How to apply to the Arctic MSCA-IF Program as a supervisor?

Find information here.

 

Eligibility Criteria for the candidate:

The applicant must be an «Experienced Researcher»; he/she shall, by the time of the deadline (September 11th 2019), be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. The ER can be of any nationality and shall not have spent more than 12 months in Norway in the 3 years immediately prior to September 11th 2019.

 

Application details for future ERs:

The program aims to recruit young research talents and the candidates will be selected based on excellence. For most (but not all) research fields there will be a requirement of (at least) one published article as first author in a peer-reviwed journal. The application has to contain a CV (including publication list) and a research outline document (up to 2 pages), which describes briefly possible research actvities the applicant would want to pursue at UiT. Applications are submitted to ArcticMSCA@uit.no

 

Responsible for the program:
Theresa Mikalsen and Thorbjørg Hroarsdottir, Department of Research and Development (AFU)
Contact: ArcticMSCA@uit.no

 

Relevant links:
2018 Call (2019 call will open i May 2019)

2018 template B1 and B2  (2019 templates will be available when call opens)
MSCA-IF work programme 2018/2020
MSCA Guide for Applicants
UiT The Arctic University of Norway


Ansvarlig for prosjektet: Theresa Mikalsen