The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe (est. 1364). According to many rankings JU is one of the best Universities in Poland.

Today, the JU comprises 16 Faculties, 87 majors and 142 specializations, where 4000 academic staff (700 professors) conduct research and provide education to almost 50000 students (3330 PhD’s), within the framework of more than 80 different fields of study.

In 2006 the JU was granted with Crystal Brussels Prize, a prestigious award given in recognition of the most active and successful participation in the 6. Framework Programme of the EU. Since then JU managed 424 international research and educational projects within different programmes – among them also 7 Framework Programme (53 projects, 24 out of them as MSCA) and Horizon 2020 (17 projects, 9 out of them as MSCA).

Marie SkłodowskaCurie Individual Fellowship at the Jagiellonian University 

The Jagiellonian University is seeking to develop collaborative funding proposals with experienced researchers for submission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (IF) programme.

The goal of MSCA IF is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

Eligibility criteria for MSCA IF researcher:

  • Experienced Researcher (ER) must, at the deadline for the submission of the proposal, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  • Mobility rule: the researcher must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposal.

Thematic areas

  • Spectroscopic „label-free” imaging of tissue and cells, ex vivo and in vitro, to follow pathology development and its treatment
  • Studies on mechanisms of development of endothelial dysfunction in mice model of endothelial dysfunction in early phase of cancer metastasis to the lung or of brain endothelial dysfunction in mice model of neurodegeneration disease
  • Biochemistry and biophysics of plants and diatoms; biochemistry and biophysics of pigments; lipid models of biological membranes; plant-bacterial interactions (secondary metabolites, bacteria as a plant bioprotectants); environmental biotechnology
  • History of education, teachers education, European social work and development of the Probation Service in Poland and Europe
  • A comprehensive analysis of the humanitarian and geographical foundations of the east European, in particular, Russian culture. Semiotic analysis of different aspects of totalitarian culture
  • Commercial cooperation and contract law: How contract law responds to long-term cooperation in selected industries (supply relationships)
  • Pharmacokinetics, toxicokinetics, biomarkers, analytical techniques, cancer metastas.

Contact us!

If you are interested in the above themes, please check that you fulfil the respective eligibility criteria and then send an Expression of Interest (CV and brief description of your research area) by email to:;

Proposals will be pre-selected by interested supervisors. Candidates will be informed of the results of the pre-selection in two weeks time since submitting their Expression of Interest.

The researcher and supervisor will develop the MSCA IF application jointly. If the application will be successful, the grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel, family costs. The research costs and overheads of the host organization are also supported.

For more information go to Participant Portal

Deadline for MSCA IF call is 14 September 2017.