Masterclass – Preparing a competitive proposal for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship

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This workshop will be held in English 🇬🇧




Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions _ Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) are highly competitive post-doctoral fellowships designed to support excellent scientists in mobility. This Masterclass offers several activities to enlighten you on the application process (evaluation steps, application components), reviewers’ expectations (evaluation criteria, Q&A with the Grants Office) and will help participants to prepare a strong application through specific recommendations.


This Masterclass is intended for all post-doctoral researchers with less than 8 years of research experience after PhD. Priority will be given to postdocs wishing to join a team of the Paris Brain Institute for their post-doctorate or preparing a Global Fellowship with a return phase at ICM.


Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to..

  • follow the process and criteria for evaluating applications
  • apply the guidance on the components of a competitive proposal for an MSCA grant
  • construct parts B1 and B2


Learning content

1) Workshop on proposal preparation

This workshop will provide you with important information for writing a competitive proposal that meets the expectations of MSCA reviewers. We will focus on best practices and tips for writing and organising B1 and B2 documents, including building a strong CV.


2) Documents B1 & B2 “Templates with ICM guidelines”

Available via our Digiforma training platform after the workshop, these documents provide detailed writing recommendations and structured guidelines directly integrated into the B1 and B2 templates.


3) Workshop materials

Available on our Digiforma training platform after the workshop, this tool box provides key information and guidance on the essential elements of the proposal.

  • Bonus:A Q&A section is open for any question you may have on any topic!


4) Individual support

For applicants to the 2022 deadline of 14 September (upon request).


Organizing team

Julia Tepel – European grants officer – ICM Grants Office ( : Julia Tepel has been supporting researchers with MSCA proposal preparations since 2014. She is an expert of the European research and innovation programmes, among which Horizon Europe.  



B1 and B2 templates with Paris Brain Institute guidelines.