The Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSC-PF) for your successful scientific career within Europe and beyond

Join us online on 28 June 2024 09:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. + optional 13:15 – 14:30 (CET)

Online information event organized by GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH in cooperation with European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi). Registration via eu-support(at)

The event aims in particular at

  • International researchers independent of nationality planning to conduct a MSC-PF project at GSI/FAIR, i.e. applying for European Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • GSI/FAIR researchers willing to gainresearch experience abroad (outside of EU or EU associated courtiers) and holding a national or long-term (at least five consecutive years) residentship of EU or EU associated country, i.e. applying for Global Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • Potential supervisors - please keep in mind that MSCA-PF research proposal should be written jointly with the host organisation.

At this event, experts will introduce the most relevant aspects of the actual MSC-PF call and provide helpful tips on writing a successful proposal. In addition, successful MSC-IF applicant will share a personal experience – you will have a possibility to learn from successful proposal before you submit yours!

Optional (1 to 1) discussions with the supervisor of your choice may be arranged (please mention it during the registration via eu-support(at)

GSI Grant Office administrative staff involved in proposal submission and further project management will moderate this event. Your questions during and after the webinar would be most welcomed and appreciated.

In view of the fact that several weeks are needed for application preparation, we highly recommend you to use this chance to get in contact with potential supervisor and GSI Grant Office in time and preferably prior summer holidays!

09:00 – 09:15: Welcoming Address by Prof. Dr. Paolo Giubellino, GSI/FAIR Scientific Managing Director and the GSI/FAIR Grant Office
09:15 – 10:00: Main aspects of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (Presentation given by KoWi representative)
10:00 – 10:30: Q&A round und short pause
10:30 – 11:00: Motivation and application – experience of a successful MSCA-PF applicant
11:00 – 11:45: “How to write a competitive proposal for MSC Postdoctoral Fellowships” (Presentation given by KoWi representative)
11:45 – 12:15: Closing remarks by Grant Office & your questions

12:15 – 13:15: Lunch break

13:15 – 14:30: (optional – you can apply for a 15 min slot) 1 to 1 conversation with your potential supervisor, KoWi and GSI Grant Office representatives.

Grant Office (GRO)

Information and search for funding programs

You have a research idea and look for suitable funding? Here you find interesting  links to European and national funding opportunities. In our newsletter we inform you about open calls. We offer also individual support and help you finding a funding program that fits your needs. Contact us and send us your research idea using this form.

Preparation and submission of proposals

If you prepare a proposal, please inform us early and send us the filled form.
We are happy to share our experience and support you with writing your research proposal. We help creating a budget plan and make sure you meet the precondition of the respective funding program. If we get the proposal in good time, we offer also proofreading of your proposal.

Contract preparation and project start at GSI

If your proposal is funded, we support you with the contract preparation and coordinate the start of your project at GSI.

Reporting and audits

We do the financial reporting of your project and support handling the funding guidelines.

Furthermore we perform networking and lobbying activities and we help, in close collaboration with the Brussels Office of the Helmholtz Association, promoting the Helmholtz interest in the preparation of Horizon Europe — the next research and innovation programme by the European Commission.

We also coordinate the graduate school HGS_HIRe as well as the R&D program, which fosters the research cooperation of GSI with German universities.

Please contact us!

Berichtswesen und Auditangelegenheiten

Wir übernehmen die Finanzabwicklung des Projekts und unterstützen Sie beim Umgang mit den Förderrichtlinien.

Darüber hinaus betreiben wir aktiv Netzwerk- und Lobbyarbeit und unterstützen, in engem Austausch mit dem Helmholtz Büro Brüssel, Positionierungen im Rahmen der Vorbereitungen zum kommenden Rahmenprogramm der Europäischen Kommission Horizon Europe.

Zudem koordiniert die Drittmittelstelle die Graduiertenschule HGS_HIRe und das FuE Programm in dem die Zusammenarbeit mit deutschen Hochschulen auf dem Gebiet der Forschung und Ent­wicklung gefördert wird. Hierzu werden Mittel zur Entwicklung und Erprobung von Geräten und Messeinrichtungen sowie von experimentellen Verfahren und theoretischen Methoden für die Forschung mit Ionen- und Hadronenstrahlen bereitgestellt. Die Forschungsthemen der GSI finden Sie hier.


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