Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships (EU funded postdocs)

2024 Fellowships

The 2024 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme has now reopened with a funder deadline of 11 September 2024.

This scheme is part of the EU framework programme Horizon Europe (2021–2027) to which it is now confirmed that the UK will have full access.

If you are interested in applying to this scheme in 2024, we ask that you register your interest by contacting the LCS Research Team via email.  

The University of Leeds offers some useful guidance for applicants to this scheme, including advice on planning your budget and how to apply.  

LCS internal process: advice for applicants

Please note that LCS operates a rigorous peer review system for these applications. You are strongly encouraged to get in touch with us at the earliest possible opportunity so that we can help you shape your research project.

Please note that potential applicants will need to pass an internal assessment before the School will confirm whether their application to this scheme will be supported. Potential applicants should submit a CV and detailed project proposal to for consideration. 

Applications are submitted jointly by the researcher and the UK academic supervisor. You must make contact with your potential mentor well in advance of the internal deadline (and at least 6–8 weeks before) and notify as soon as possible to declare your intention to apply.

If you do not have a mentor in mind, please see our research pages, staff profiles and searchable mentor lists and feel free to make contact directly with relevant colleagues.


Please note that the University’s internal deadline for this scheme will be at least two weeks before the funder deadline (28 August 2024). Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be received at least six weeks (17 July 24) before the external deadline if you wish to receive peer review on your complete draft application (though earlier submission is strongly encouraged, particularly considering staff annual leave over the summer period). We will return feedback within 7–14 days of receipt.