Apply MSCA Individual Fellowship with us!

Are you a post-doctoral or an associate professor level researcher in a field of genetics, plant biology, climate change, circular bioeconomy or ecosystem services? We would like to hear from you! Let’s prepare together a funding application to Horizon 2020 MSCA Individual Fellowship -programme. We offer a two-day workshop in Finland for selected candidates. If accepted for funding, the fellow will stay in Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) for 1-2 years.

Interested in applying for MSCA IF Programme?

Are you a post-doc or an associate professor in the field of renewable natural resources, and have not lived in Finland for more than one year within the last three years?

Luke offers hosts for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) programme to prepare your application with. Our hosts work with five different research themes within sustainable future:

  • Genetics and microbiology
  • Plant biology
  • Climate change
  • Circular bioeconomy
  • Ecosystem services and modelling

Luke in brief

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research institute with a mission to create wellbeing and a sustainable future from renewable natural resources. Through research we create value and solutions for local and global challenges: climate-smart carbon cycle, adaptive and resilient bioeconomy, profitable and responsible primary production, and circular bioeconomy.

Luke employs 1,300 people, half of which are researchers. Our project portfolio includes over 700 research projects.

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Working at Luke

Luke offers a modern work environment where science can bloom. In our interdisciplinary science community, you can challenge yourself and work with a purpose, and our flexible way of working gives you lots of freedom to affect your job description and choose where and when you do your work. Luke people are made of curiosity and a desire to make the world more sustainable. Respect for each other is a guideline for everything we do. Join us to make more from research together!

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Luke supports for international scientists

Luke wants to be an acknowledged employer for researchers from all over the globe. Part of that is our dedicated support for people coming and going abroad. To ease your move to Finland, you will get a relocation package to help you deal with the necessary administration and other immigration tasks, including finding a place to live in. Furthermore, Luke has set up networking communities for early career researchers and international employees to support internal cooperation as well as for settling to Finland and a new working environment.

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Finland, Finland, Finland, the country where I want to be pony trekking or camping… Good old Monty Python’s lyrics are particularly true if you are a researcher of renewable natural resources. With strong emphasis on research and innovation, Finland is a place to be if you want to make the world a better place for generations to come.

But what else does Finland offer? Have a look at This is Finland website for more information.