Arctic MSCA-IF program 2020

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. 10 MSCA-IF projects have been granted UiT since Arctic MSCA-IF program was launched in 2016.

The program covers all scientific disciplines.


  • 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 2020 will have the following structure:




Dec 9, 2019

Deadline for UiT supervisors to apply to the program


Dec 17, 2019

Final selection of supervisors


Jan 2020

EURAXESS advertisements


Feb 7, 2020

Deadline for postdoc candidates to apply


Feb 17, 2020

Deadline for supervisors to evaluate and propose candidates


March, 2020

Proposed candidate evaluated by SEFU (to ensure fit for the MSCA-IF scheme) and selected candidates are invited to Arctic MSCA-IF Symposium (flight tickets and hotel covered by the program)


April, 2020

Booking of flight tickets and hotel (G travel)


May, 2020

Workshop for supervisors


May 26-28 2020

MSCA-IF Symposium


June-July, 2020

Proposal Writing

Candidate/supervisor (support from Faculty/SEFU)

August, 2020

Pre-evaluation of proposal draft by external consultant and SEFU


August, 2020

Input to administrative forms in the electronic proposal system


September 9, 2020

Deadline for submission – 17:00 CET



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 and application form here.


Eligibility Criteria for the candidate:

The applicant must be an «Experienced Researcher»; he/she shall, by the time of the deadline (September 9th 2020), 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 9th 2020.


Responsible for the program:
Theresa Mikalsen, Research Services and Education Quality Section (SEFU)


Relevant links:

MSCA-IF 2020 call
MSCA-IF work programme 2018/2020

MSCA Guide for Applicants

Proposal template B1 and B2

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Ansvarlig for siden: Theresa Mikalsen
Sist oppdatert: 23.09.2020 09:22