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Cardiff University 2017 Call for EOI in MSCA Individual Fellowships - Social Sciences

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Cardiff University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Communication sciences
    Cultural studies
    Economics
    Geography
    Juridical sciences
    Political sciences
    Sociology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    07/04/2017 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Cardiff
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

The College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) at Cardiff University and its Principal Investigators wish to develop high-quality research MSCA IF proposals in collaboration with postdoctoral researchers from within and outside of Europe in a number of key thematic areas. The College will facilitate a good match between the research interests of the CU PIs and the incoming researchers and will provide support for the preparation of high-quality proposal to ensure a high probability of success.

Each School has identified a few thematic areas of particular interest, however applications are welcome in other topics as well. To get an overview of the research landscape in the School of your interest, please click the links below.

 

Cardiff Business School

1) Understanding the barriers to rewarding and fulfilling work for all: We place an important emphasis on scholarship which promotes theories and practices associated with 'decent work'. Our research focuses on equality and social inclusion in employment and pay, as demonstrated by high profile projects on disability at work, the living wage and the role of women within the economy. We also seek to explore and highlight experiences of employment in extreme and precarious contexts, such as within global supply chains and the 'gig economy'. Finally, we are concerned about the way in which work is designed and organised, with particular interest in job quality, responsible employment practices and mechanisms for employee participation.

2) Understanding and measuring public value: from the social, economic and ecological perspectives: As part of its strategy to become the first Public Value business school, we will seek to unpack the notion of public value, making it measurable and actionable. Firstly this will require the widening of the notion of value beyond the economic into considerations of social impact and social return on investment, and the valuation of ecosystem services and environmental goods. Secondly, we will examine the notion of values – qualitatively and quantitatively assessing how different parts of society value different things, and assessing the ‘fit’ between these value frameworks and those of the bodies charged with delivering services and products – including ourselves.

School of Geography and Planning

The School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University has a long established record of research excellence in urban geography and urban planning. The School is consolidating its ‘cities’ research across a number of related themes and would welcome Marie Curie Fellowship applications that relate to these, in particular:

1) Just cities: social and spatial justice especially as it relates to urban inequalities and precarity; just governance (beyond austerity); welfare planning.

2) Alternative urbanisms: reconfigurations of social and economic practice through urban transformations, including city-region economies; informal economies and alternative livelihoods, communities and enterprises; alternative spaces of social action.

3) Urban metabolism and environmental change: including climate change and citizenship; sustainable infrastructures and mobilities.

4) Urban pluralism and urban life: social, political, cultural and religious pluralism in the city; conflict and encounter; urban publics and spaces; urban liveliness and cultural expression.

5) Urban thought: advancing urban theory; where (in what realms of activity) is the urban ‘thought’; what influence does the city have on thought/philosophy/theory?

6) Comparative urbanism: advancing comparative analysis of cities in a national, cross-national and international context and reflecting the School’s research activities in cities of the global North and South. Using comparative urban analysis to understand spatial scales of social and environmental change.

School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

We are committed to undertaking research that engages with contemporary issues across journalism, the media and communications. Our research is carried out by specialised centres and groups who explore a range of topics within our research themes, which include:

Journalism and Democracy; Big data and surveillance; Community and citizen journalism and Social media and protest. Exploring media futures; Media history, policy and ethics; Culture, creativity, film and television studies; Visual cultures and technologies; Representing diversity and inequality; Mediations of war, conflict and crisis; Reporting science and health issues and Innovations in research methodologies.

School of Law and Politics

The School of Law and Politics supports a broad range of research in two broad themes. The School has particular strengths in socio-legal studies, political and legal theory, international political sociology as well as comparative and historical studies in law and politics. Expressions of interest are invited from researchers in the broad areas of Global Justice and Social Justice. Current research under these themes includes (but is not restricted to):

1) Social Justice: Family law, health law and policy, human rights law and policy, canon law, devolved law and governance, criminal law.

2) Global Justice: Humanitarian and human rights law and ethics, Maritime Governance, environmental justice, postcolonial and anti-colonial politics and law, critical military studies, EU governance.

School of Social Sciences

1) Culture, interaction and everyday life: Our research explores how space and place, the cultural and material, and the psychosocial interact and are socially organised within past, contemporary and future societies. We have particular interest in qualitative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of everyday life, with completed and ongoing projects in the following areas: Urban life, regeneration, heritage, and consumption; Community and localities, memory and belonging; and Care, health and well-being.

2) Crime, security and justice: Applying theoretical innovation to inform new ways of understanding and responding to crime, we engage with real world problems to inform practitioners and policy-makers at local, national and international levels. We have close working relationships with governmental and other organisations engaged in the delivery of crime control and community safety. Our research addresses such subjects as: policing and security governance; domestic violence against women; and the organisation of serious crimes.

 

Start your application today

Step 1. There are 2 types of MSCA individual fellowships - European Fellowships (EF) and Global Fellowships (GF). Please review each programme (and key eligibility criteria) to determine the most appropriate for you

Step 2. Main areas of research at Cardiff University in Social Sciences are listed under the different themes above. Please check /review to identify which areas you might be interested in and potential mentors. To access the EoI form for submission and review please click here

Step 3. Potential applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by April 28 2017. Successful applicants will then be supported by Cardiff University while developing their application.

Selection process

Start your application today

Step 1. There are 2 types of MSCA individual fellowships - European Fellowships (EF) and Global Fellowships (GF). Please review each programme (and key eligibility criteria) to determine the most appropriate for you

Step 2. Main areas of research at Cardiff University in Social Sciences are listed under the different themes above. Please check /review to identify which areas you might be interested in and potential mentors. To submit an EoI for review by the relevant theme leads please complete the Expression of Interest template and form here: http://msca.psesites.co.uk/

Step 3. Potential applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by April 28 2017. Successful applicants will then be supported by Cardiff University while developing their application.

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30-36 Newport Road

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