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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships

21 March 2016

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Cardiff University  is keen to host Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) fellows, and is currently inviting expressions of interest from potential postdoctoral researches with an excellent track record. The next call for applications closes on 14 September 2016.

What are they?

MSCA Fellowships provide support for anyone with a PhD or at least four years research experience. The aim of these Fellowships is to enhance the skills and potential of the best researchers, whether European or non-European, willing to work in the EU. There is a special Career Restart Panel to resume a research career after a break and it is possible to embed a secondment within the Fellowship to take place within Europe. MSCA fellowships are highly flexible, pay a generous salary, and are open to both external applicants and existing University staff who are interested in conducting research abroad. This is an excellent opportunity for researchers to gain prestigious funding for their research and Cardiff University will provide full support and guidance in developing promising applications.

What areas are funded?

MSCA is open to all research and innovation areas. The participation of third parties within projects is encouraged, e.g. SMEs, NGOs, charities, museums, archives etc.

Eligibility requirements:

For the European Fellowships incoming to Cardiff, candidates must not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the 14 September 2016.

Guided by strategic themes, our researchers are addressing some of the most significant research challenges in the Earth sciences. We welcome expressions of interest from high quality researchers particularly in these areas:

  • understanding magmatic and hydrothermal processes
  • biosphere-hydrosphere-geosphere interactions
  • physical landscape and environmental dynamics
  • natural resource exploration
  • global change
  • the Anthropocene
  • the long-term evolution of the Earth and its planetary systems.


Candidates are invited to express their interest by completing an Expression of Interest form and returning it as a single PDF file by email to indicating their choice of research theme and particular group of interest by 27 May 2016.

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