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Express of Interest from Young and Talented Scholars/researchers for MSCA-PF

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship program (MSCA PF)

Tallinn University's School of Humanities invites young and talented scholars/researchers to express their interest in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship program (MSCA PF). The MSCA PF is a prestigious fellowship program to enhance researchers' creative and innovative potential. It finances funding for 12-24 months of research, focusing on career development and working with a supervisor to acquire new skills. 


The fellowship benefits include a salary, mobility allowance, family allowance (only if applicable), and relevant research expenses. 

Partner host institutions allow candidates to work with excellent supervisors with extensive experience. Additionally, the program ensures that candidates receive the best possible guidance and support. It also provides a unique onsite proposal writing training prospect suitable for any level of experience as the training gradually moves from basic notions to the most exciting aspects of the proposal preparation. The five-day, fully hands-on training, which takes place from 10-14 July, will involve guidelines, workshops from research advisers, and continuing discussions and support (from both the advisers and supervisors) during the writing process. Accommodation, meals, and travel support will also be provided. 

Note: Spaces for this training are limited.


  1. History
  2. Human Geography and Urban Studies
  3. Comparative Literature
  4. Semiotics
  5. Translation Studies
  6. Anthropology
  7. Linguistics
  8. English Studies
  9. Chinese Studies

Application Procedure

Candidates will undergo a pre-selection procedure based on their CV, project idea, and motivation. There are three main qualification/eligibility requirements:

  1. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have at most eight years of full-time research experience.
  2. Applicants of any nationality are welcome. Still, they must not have lived or worked in Estonia for more than 12 months during the three years leading up to the call's deadline on 13 September 2023.
  3. Candidates must choose Tallinn University as their host institution.

Required Documents

Candidates must complete the registration form and submit the mentioned documents (PDF format) as attachments by 7 May 2023:

  1. One-page motivation statement (including the background of the applicant and career goals, the project idea, and how it intersects with the supervisor's expertise).
  2. CV (maximum three pages)

Selection Procedure

The selection process will be collaborative between the supervisors and advisers. Selected aspirants will be contacted by 20 May 2023 and informed about the procedure's next steps. This will include joint preparation of the MSCA application with their supervisors and participation in the training provided. 

Deadline: The application deadline is mid-September. Candidates are advised to start contacting advisors/mentors.

If you cannot find a supervisor who matches your research topic, please contact us, and we will support you in finding a suitable mentor. 

Don't hesitate to get in touch with Tanya Escudero (

Quick Overview

Type: Postdoctoral
Organization: European Commission (EU)
Location: Estonia
Fellowship Amount: salary, mobility allowance, family allowance, research expenses 
Eligibility: PhD
Other Info: Visit Website

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