Marie-Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Rijeka

13.03.2024. / news / CPP

The University of Rijeka, a modern European University is looking for motivated postdoctoral researchers for the Marie-Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA PF) applications in 2024.  With 16 academic units and 13 specialized research centres with over 160 study programs, it represents a research, science, and education-oriented university that supports social and economic development in our community. The University has over 1970 employees, over 16000 students, more than 1400 researchers, and more than 300 EU-funded projects within the last 10 years.

MSCA is the European Union’s flagship funding programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training of researchers. It provides funding for researchers to conduct their research project at a host institution in Europe or beyond. The fellowship promotes international mobility, interdisciplinary research, and the acquisition of new skills, offering a unique opportunity for researchers to advance their careers and contribute to scientific excellence. For official information about the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (basic details, Guidelines, etc) please see Funding & Tenders Portal.


We are looking for postdocs who are:

  • Researchers ready for a Postdoctoral Fellowship that will boost their international career.
  • Researchers ready to enhance their knowledge and skills within young and vibrant environments.
  • Researchers who want to network with internationally recognized researchers.

Who can apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowships?

Interested researchers apply together with a host organisation. All disciplines are eligible for Postdoctoral Fellowships, including research areas covered by the Euratom Research and Training Programme.

Researchers interested in PFs

  • Should have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications (11 September 2024.). Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply.
  • Must have a maximum of eight years of experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree. Years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in third countries, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe.
  • Should comply with mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.


MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary, and inter-sectoral mobility. MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships will be open to excellent researchers of any nationality. Applications will be made jointly by the researcher and a beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sector.

The scheme also encourages researchers to work on research and innovation projects in the non-academic sector and is open to researchers wishing to reintegrate in Europe, to those who are displaced by conflict, as well as to researchers with high potential who are seeking to restart their careers in research.


Contribution for the recruited researcher per person – month (PM)

The beneficiary receiving EU funding needs to recruit a researcher for the total period of the fellowship.

The EU provides support for the recruited researcher in the form of:

  • a living allowance
  • a mobility allowance
  • if applicable, family, long-term leave, and special needs allowances

Living allowance: 5.990 EUR (for Croatia country correction coefficient is 80,1 %)

Mobility allowance: 710 EUR

Family allowance: 660 EUR

A country correction coefficient applies to the living allowance to ensure equal treatment and purchasing power parity for all researchers. For European Postdoctoral Fellowships, this coefficient is the one applicable to the country of the beneficiary.

Institutional unit contributions per person-month

In addition, funding is provided for:

  • research, training and networking activities
  • management and indirect costs

Research, training and networking contribution: 1.000 EUR

Management and indirect contribution: 650 EUR


  • 23 April 2024: Launch of the call for proposals
  • 11 September 2024: Deadline for submitting proposals
  • February 2025: Notification of call results to applicants (TBC)
  • April 2025: Grant agreement signature for successful projects (TBC)
  • April 2025: First EU-funded projects start (TBC)


Faculty of Civil Engineering (6)

Faculty of Engineering (5)

Faculty of Mathematics (5)

Faculty of Biotechnology and Drug Development (6)

Faculty of Law (3)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (3)

Faculty of Health Studies (2)

Faculty of Economics and Business (2)

Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2)

Faculty of Medicine (1)

Faculty of Physics (1)


If you are eligible for the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship and have an interest in continuing with your education and training within the University of Rijeka, please contact one of the listed mentors.


The University of Rijeka as the host institution fully support and guidance in the application process via the Pre-Award Research Support Centre. Please contact us for additional information at

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