Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (MSCA IF):

Initiating Workshop
for potential Fellows and their BayCEER host Supervisors

3rd-4th July, University of Bayreuth, Germany


The goal of MSCA European Fellowships is to support researchers of any nationality in furthering their career by financing a research project at a host institution for 1-2 years. Funding costs cover living allowance, research equipment, travel expenses, management, and overheads. The next deadline for applications is 14/09/17.

Ecology & the Environmental Sciences are a focus area of the University of Bayreuth (UBT) with a long-standing tradition and demonstrated excellence. We offer a unique infrastructure for research in the fields of global change, biodiversity, ecosystem functions/services and environmental protection.

If you plan to apply to the MSCA IF program, have identified a potential host supervisor at the Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER), and meet the EU eligibility requirements, this fully funded workshop is for you!


Workshop Content
  • Optimizing your MSCA proposal:
    Practical examples, tips and tricks, career development options at the UBT, Q&A.
  • Starting joint work:
    Discussion and further development of your research project idea and the proposal.
  • Framework programme:
    Get to know the university, the research infrastructure, and the city of Bayreuth.

Instructors: Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR), Research support & Career development/UBT, MSCA Couple/BayCEER

CHECKLIST for Potential Marie Curie Fellows
  • Are you interested in working with one of the potential hosts at BayCEER?
  • Do you have an excellent idea for a joint research project?
  • Do you want to benefit from the excellent career development models at UBT - an internationally recognized German university with a long-standing tradition and excellence in environmental and ecological research?

You have to meet the EU eligibility requirements for an MSCA Individual Fellowship in 2017:

  • Do you already have/will you complete your PhD until 09/2017, or, do you have more than 4 years full time research experience?
  • Mobility rule: Have you resided in Germany for less than 12 months between 09/2014-09/2017?
Funds and Application

The workshop fund covers airfare within Europe, accommodation and workshop participation.
Please apply online until June 6. We will confirm your slot until June 9. To apply you will need

  • A current CV tailored to the use in the MSCA proposal (see PDF CV guidance)
  • A two-page draft of your intended research project co-authored with your potential supervisor at UBT/ BayCEER, tailored along the criteria in the MSCA proposal (see PDF research description guidance)

For any inquiries regarding the workshop please contact Dr. Birgit Thies / BayCEER Office.

We hope to welcome you in Bayreuth at UBT in summer!
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Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten:
Th. 2017-10-26
Blumen.Berge.Erlebtes: Finissage
Su. 2017-11-05
Eiserne Reserve: Pflanzen mit Wintersteher-Früchten
Su. 2017-11-05
Leibniz, die Welt und wir - Malerei, Lithografie, Installation
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Unwiderstehlich: BlütendüftVortrag: Wild- und Nutzpflanzen
Weather research site
Luftdruck (356m): 980.0 hPa
Lufttemperatur: 8.8 °C
Niederschlag: 0.4 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 17m): 4.6 km/h
Wind (Max.): 13.0 km/h
Windrichtung: W

Globalstrahlung: 2 W/m²
Lufttemperatur: 6.1 °C
Niederschlag: 0.3 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 32m): 7.7 km/h
Wind (Max.): 20.7 km/h