MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships – CLOSED

VistaMilk is actively seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) from excellent candidates for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 Call.

The objective of the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships is to support researchers’ careers and foster excellence in research. The Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) action targets researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. PFs help researchers gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors.

VistaMilk welcomes Expressions of Interest (EoI) from experienced researchers across all strands of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships programme. To secure funding, the candidate must develop a proposal with a supervisor from the host Institute of their choice before the deadline of the September 13th 2023.

The objective of VistaMilk SFI Research Centre is to generate and deploy innovative basic and applied science and technologies to better understand and monitor the complex interactions across a highly inter-dependent food-production chain. This objective is achieved by exploring 4 inter-dependent thematic areas (Pasture, Cow, Food and AgTech), bringing together expertise in biological sciences, sensor-systems, communications and networking, data analytics and food processing.

VistaMilk research programme encompasses

PASTURE: Soil nutrient dynamics, Soil carbon sequestration, Sustainable pasture management and production, Pasture breeding programmes

COW: Animal nutrition and fertility, Animal Health and Diseases Diagnostic, Sustainable and accurate animal breeding programmes

FOOD: Next generation dairy processes and products, Digestive characteristics of dairy products and ingredients, Nutrifunctional milk and health benefits for humans

AGTECH: Advanced Sensors & Systems Integration, Communications and Networks, Data, Privacy & Warehousing, Data Analytics, -omics, Test-Beds, Integration and deployment

Researcher eligibility:

We are seeking excellent postdoctoral candidates in all VistaMilk-related disciplines.

VistaMilk Supervisor: Pasture / Cow / Food / AgTech

Expression of Interest Process

Send an Expression of Interest to the VistaMilk Funding Manager

Download the VistaMilk Expression of Interest Form

Follow the steps to help you prepare EoI

Applicants are encouraged to start the process of preparing their EoI as early as possible

Step 1: Read the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships Guidelines carefully

Step 2: Check your eligibility

Ensure that you have the necessary research experience and that you do comply with the programme’s mobility requirements

Step 3: Expression of Interest

Complete the VistaMilk Expression of Interest Form and send to the VistaMilk Funding Manager by 27th April 2023

Evaluation of EoI: Determined by supervisor and based on detail provided

Important Dates

12 April 2023: Launch of the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 call

27th April 2023: Deadline for submitting Expression of Interest to VistaMilk

26th May 2023: Result of Expression of Interest

13 September 2023: Deadline for submitting proposals

February 2024: Notification of call results to applicants (TBC)

June 2024: Grant agreement signature for successful projects (TBC)

June 2024: First EU-funded projects start (TBC)

TBC 2024: Coordinator’s Day

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships – Support for Applicants

We will assist you finding a supervisor affiliated with VistaMilk SFI Research Centre

We offer an in depth proposal writing clinic.

Applicants write their proposal with input and support from their VistaMilk supervisor

VistaMilk Participating Institutions


Tyndall National Institute

Walton Institute

University of Galway

University College Cork

University College Dublin

Dublin City University

Irish Cattle Breeding Federation

Useful resources and documents

All relevant information will soon be available in the Funding and tenders opportunities portal of the European Commission.

More information can be found on the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions website.

Advice and information can also be found through the National Contact Points and Horizon Europe Helpdesk.

MSCA work programme 2023-2024

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. Should you have any queries in relation to the MSCA Postdoctoral fellowship programme, please feel free to contact us.

Funding Manager

Mr. TJ McAuliffe, VistaMilk SFI Research Centre, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, P61 C996, Ireland.

VistaMilk Office: +353 (0)25 42655