What does it cover? 

  • Financing an individual postdoctoral position in Luxembourg for up to two years (EF, European fellowships) or when going outside of Europe for up to two years and then returning to Luxembourg for one year (GF, global fellowships
  • Commonly, secondments to other organisations (private or public) for up to 8 months are part of these projects, enriching your research experience and training your skills. An additional (to the 24 month fellowship) 6 month placement in a private organization toward the end of the fellowship is also possible and will increase your employability.
  • Bottom-up projects from any area
  • Special opportunities for researchers with disabilities, career breaks, returning to Europe or working at companies/NGOs/public administrations

What does it not cover?

  • Financing collaborative projects involving multiple organisations
  • Projects that do not involve any research

How does it work?

The financial support for Marie Skłodowska-Curie PF takes the form of a grant (awarded to the host organisation) covering 100% of the action’s eligible costs:

  • Living, mobility and family allowances for the researcher (up to 6340€ per month before tax)
  • Research, training and networking costs (1000€ per month)
  • Management and indirect costs (for the organization to keep, 650€ per month)
  • The costs are paid by the European Commission to the host organization, who will have a working contract with the applicant

How to apply


  • Identify a project idea
  • Identify a potential candidate (through your networks, an ad, or through our support mechanism)



  • Find a research group in Luxembourg (public or private)
  • Contact them and get their approval for a joint project
  • Contact us for support if in doubt

MSCA Grant writing support (for organisations from Luxembourg or fellows moving to Luxembourg)

  • Luxinnovation is organising free grant writing workshops on a regular basis; subscribe to our newsletters for further information.
  • Every year we organise together with the University of Luxembourg a workshop (around June) dedicated to MSCA IF.
  • Plenty of information/guidance material is available upon request
  • During proposal writing, we offer regular feedback and reviewing rounds if desired / needed. This is subject to availability due to busy deadlines. We recommend that you contact us in advance and not a couple of days before the call deadline so that we can give you the best possible service. In 2019, proposals reviewed by Luxinnovation had a success rate was 42% compared to 22% for proposals not reviewed by Luxinnovation.

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