MSCA Master Class 2022

face of marie curieWe are launching a Master Class for those applying for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2022. The deadline is 14 September 2022. Due to the current situation with the corona virus, the Master Class will be held as a webinar on Zoom. The Master Class is a cooperation between the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Educational Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Theology and the Museum of Cultural History. The Master Class is for invited candidates only.

The aim of the Master Class is to attract and train highly motivated researchers to successfully apply for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships. Participants are expected to submit an application.


Register for the Master Class here

All prospective applicants must submit a CV and brief project draft before 9 May 2022. 

Follow-up after the Master Class:

  • 10 June: Submit a temporary draft of your project description to your research adviser, and get feedback.
  • 10 August: Submit a draft of your project description to your research adviser, and get feedback

Master Class Program

Day 1: 18 May 2022

  • 12.15-12.45: The Zoom Room opens
  • 12.45-13.00: Welcome. Introduction to the seminar, and to the University of Oslo
  • 13.00-14.00: Introduction to Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
    Per Magnus Kommandantvold, Norwegian Research Council
  • 14.00-14.15: Break
  • 14.15-15.15: MSCA Postdoctoral grant evaluator describes experiences from the evaluation process
    Dr. Asimina Michailidou, UiO
  • 15.15-16.15: MSCA Postdoctoral fellow describes the application process
    Dr. Ziada Ayorech, UiO


Day 2: 19 May 2022

10.00-12.30: Seminar with Aya van den Kroonenberg from Yellow Research.

The Zoom Room will open at 09.30.


  • Introduction Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions with focus on Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Eligibility criteria, evaluation process and evaluation criteria for MC PD Fellowship grant proposals. Proposal template 

Science & Training

  • Before you start writing: project development including coherence
  • Excellent Science: Writing Chapters 1.1+1.2
  • Excellent Training and supervision: writing paragraph 1.3  

Day 3: 20 May 2022

10.00-12.30: The seminar with Aya van den Kroonenberg continues.

The Zoom Room will open at 09.30. 

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Excellent candidates: what are your talents? What are your training goals? Writing Chapter 4 including narratives
  • Are you the right person for the project? How about the impact of the project on your career? Writing Chapters 1.4 and 2.3 

Impact, Management and more

  • Expected  scientific and societal Impact of the proposed project to be addressed in paragraphs 2.1+2.2 of your proposal 
  • Writing paragraphs 3.1 + 3.2 
  • Writing Chapters 5-7
  • Concluding remarks


    Information about MSCA-IF

    Information about UiO