Call for Expressions of Interest - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship
The School of International Studies (SIS - www.sis.unitn.it) at the University of Trento (Italy) encourages expressions of interest from excellent postdoctoral researchers to apply, jointly with a research supervisor from SIS, to the Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (MSCA PF) financed by the European Commission.
Selected candidates will be offered both academic and administrative support with regards to proposal development.
The Marie Skłodowska Curie Action is a funding scheme that supports researcher mobility: European Postdoctoral Fellowships may last 12-24 months to pursue a research project, advanced training and knowledge exchange at the host institution (University of Trento - SIS). It offers a competitive salary, mobility and family allowances, plus a research budget.
Applicants are expected to have an excellent CV and a promising publication record. They must hold a PhD at the Horizon Europe MSCA PF Call deadline (PhD must be awarded by the Call deadline - provisionally set for 14 September 2022), have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research after the PhD and must not have spent (or carried out their main activities for) more than 12 months in Italy in the three years prior to the call deadline. No nationality requirements apply. For the final eligibility criteria please refer to the official call documents, including the Work Programme.
Full details on the funding scheme and the application process will be available starting from May 12, 2022 (TBC). The (provisional) deadline for applications is 14 September 2022. Please note that from 2022, resubmission restrictions will apply for applications that scored below 70% in the 2021 call.
The School of International Studies
The School of International Studies builds on the diverse disciplinary backgrounds of its faculty to develop a wide portfolio of multidisciplinary research programs addressing the challenges associated with the processes of globalization and European integration. The complexity of modern societies implies that no single disciplinary approach is sufficient to understand the rapid social, political, economic and institutional changes in Europe and worldwide. As such, the School especially welcomes proposals that are able to cross disciplinary boundaries and leverage upon existing research by faculty members.
Research activities at SIS revolve around contemporary issues relevant in the international context and at the EU level. Notably, attention has concerned a range of emerging threats to security and included studies of environmental topics in areas such as climate change and environmental justice. In addition, it has included studies of reactions to current and recent crises, such as the COVID-19 crisis, the migration crisis, and the environmental crisis. Research has focused on how these crises have been framed by international and supranational organizations, their political echoes, the social manifestations that have accompanied them, and related theoretical analyses. These include investigations of the role of civil society organizations at the supranational and international level, the study of the ‘populist turn’ in various contexts, their determinants, and social, political, and economic manifestations. Research has also focused on emerging challenges to democracy and human rights and the implications for European integration and international relations.
Specifically, research interests at the School aggregate around four research clusters (for more information see the dedicated page on the SIS website):
- Human rights
- International security
Steps to Follow and Important Deadlines
- by 17 June 2022 please express your interest by sending i) the application form containing a 2 page summary of your research proposal; ii) a CV (max. 2 pages plus full list of publications); iii) a cover letter; iv) a copy of a valid ID or passport. Please submit your candidature to email@example.com, specifying MSCA at SIS in the subject of your e-mail;
- selected applicants will be notified by 27 June 2022 and invited to develop their full proposal in collaboration with a SIS supervisor;
- a complete draft of the application must be ready by 5 August 2022;
- the final version of the project MUST be completed by 1 September 2022. If this is not the case, the SIS retains the right to withdraw its support for the proposal.
maximum of 8 years post-doctoral experience
Early Career (PhD / Postdoc)
via T. Gar 14
38122 Trento , Italy