Arctic MSCA-IF program

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 (see list of supervisors and available research fields 2017).


  • 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 will open winter 2017 with the following structure:





November 16, 2016

Deadline for UiT supervisors to apply for the program


December 2, 2016

Final selection of supervisors

AFU & Faculty

December 2016

EURAXESS   advertisements


February 3 , 2017

Deadline for postdoc candidates to apply


February 17, 2017

Deadline for supervisors to select their candidates


March 3, 2017

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


March, 2017

Booking of flight tickets and hotelrooms


April , 2017

Workshop for supervisors

AFU (Faculty &   Supervisors participate)

May 3-4, 2017

MSCA-IF Symposium

AFU (Faculty & Supervisors & Fellows   participate)

May 4, 2017

Individual meetings between supervisors and fellows

Faculty and   Supervisors

May-June-July,   2017

Proposal Writing

Fellows & Supervisor (support from   Faculty/AFU)

August, 2017

Input to administrative forms in the electronic   proposal system

Fellow &   Supervisor & Faculty

August, 2017

Pre-evaluation of proposals


September 14, 2017

Deadline for submission – Deadline 17:00 CET

Supervisor (MSCA   applicant)


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

Deadline for MSCA-IF call: September 14th 2017.


Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must be an «Experienced Researcher»; he/she shall, by the time of the deadline (September 14th 2017), 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 14th 2017.


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

Responsible for the program:
Theresa Mikalsen and Thorbjørg Hroarsdottir, Department of Research and Development (AFU)


Relevant links:
2017 Call

2017 template B1 and B2

MSCA-IF Evaluation Criteria (will be available soon for the 2017-call)
MSCA Standard Eligibility Conditions
MSCA-IF work programme 2016/2017
MSCA Guide for Applicants

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Ansvarlig for prosjektet: Theresa Mikalsen

This page:

Arctic MSCA-IF Program 2017


   Theresa Mikalsen
   Thorbjørg Hroarsdottir

Lenke: AFU-prosjekter

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