Marie Skłodowska-Curie Day, Dream big!

Last week I had a pleasure to participate in a panel on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships together with my colleagues. It was a special privilege since being a Polish-born, French citizen, as Marie Skłodowska-Curie was, I felt proud to represent the fellowship that has a name of this great female scientist. Or as Isaac Newton would say, I had an impression to stand on the shoulders of the Giants for this short moment. Preparing for the talk I was thinking about all the little steps that brought me to become MSCA fellow and now evaluator. Looking back, it all seemed like a faraway dream. But with effort, determination, support, and a bit of luck, it became reality. The beauty of this fellowship is to allow the young researchers to dream…creating at the beginning of their career a project on the topic they want, with collaborators they want, and in the country they want. Being a MSCA fellow is an adventure by itself, and I encourage all young researchers to apply! It is never to late to dream, especially in science!

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