ForBio: MSCA-IF Training Program

ForBio is organizing a training program for incoming and outgoing fellows applying for postdoctoral research grants from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) Individual Fellows program. The program runs from May 21st to the submission deadline of the H2020 MSCA-IF call on September 14th 2017. The training includes match-making between fellows and hosts, coaching, an intensive 3-day workshop at the Natural History Museum in Oslo, writing support, peer review, and liaison with EU coordination offices.

Teachers: Alie Kwint, Kwintessence, France; Hugo de Boer, Maria Capa, ForBio.

Target group: Academically-engaged senior PhD students, postdocs and junior researchers. Including IF programs ER-ST (Standard European), ER-CAR (Career Restart Grant), ER-SE (Society and Enterprise), ER-RI (Reintegration), and GF (Global). We aim to have a mixed group of incoming and outgoing fellows.

Course plan and hosts: Click here for a detailed course plan. Click here for the schedule.

Costs and registration: The course fee includes organization, consultants, invited alumni, lunches, proposal peer review and coaching. Outgoing ForBio members can attend free of charge, and ForBio will cover travel and accommodation for members based in Norway. Incoming fellows coming to Norway-based hosts are eligible for PES2020 funds (15 000 Nkr) provided to Norwegian universities, and ForBio can facilitate procuring these funds, and 5000 Nkr out of these will cover course organization and 10 000 Nkr can be used to cover travel and accommodation of the fellow and host. ForBio associates and incoming fellows going to countries other than Norway will need to pay 5000 Nkr for the course, plus their own travel and accommodation.

Registration: Fellows should register here and provide contact information to their host before May 19th. Hosts should register here and will be added to the potential hosts page.

Contact Hugo de Boer ( or Maria Capa ( for more information.



Published Apr. 3, 2017 9:35 PM - Last modified Apr. 23, 2019 7:04 PM