Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Call for postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a MSCA Individual Fellowship in the field of International Studies

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    21/06/2019 11:30 - Europe/Athens
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Barcelona
    Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals

The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) seeks to support postdoctoral researchers wishing to apply for a Marie Sklodowka Curie Individual European Fellowship. We are interested in working with postdoctoral candidates who already have a strong publication record, and whose research agenda complements one or more of the institute’s areas of strength in international studies. Specifically, we are eager to support Marie Sklodow a Curie candidates working on:

• Security and conflict

• Inequality and development

• Global governance

• EU foreign policy

• The politics of regulation, or

• The governance of diversity


Selected candidates will be supported by one or more IBEI professors (depending on the topic of the application) to develop their proposal and application for submission to the European Commission on 11 September 2019.


Who we are

The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) is an inter-university institute established in 2004 to promote postgraduate training and research in politics and international relations. Aiming to advance the understanding of global challenges facing our world, IBEI is a centre of academic excellence that combines outstanding research with high-quality teaching.

IBEI is an equal opportunities employer. IBEI holds the HR Excellence in Research distinction from the European Commission, which recognises the institute’s efforts to create a stimulating and favourable work environment and its commitment to continuously improve human resources policies.

Our research is cross-cutting and interdisciplinary. IBEI researchers collaborate across five distinct research clusters: (1) globalization and public policy, (2) norms and rules in international politics, (3) institutions, inequality and development, (4) security, conflict, and peace, and (5) states, diversity, and collective identities. IBEI currently has a core of 35 researchers, including eight postdoctoral researchers and seven PhD students. In addition, the institute brings together a significant number of visiting scholars and affiliated professors from the major universities in Barcelona. Researchers at the institute have been successful in obtaining competitive funding from the federal government, the regional government, EU H2020, and various private foundations. More details about IBEI can be found at www.ibei.org


What we offer

The Marie Sklodowka Curie Individual Actions (MSCA) are prestigious fellowships funded by the European Commission. They offer a generous allowance for 1-3 years including mobility, family and research allowance. Applicants can be from any country, must hold a PhD (or equivalent), and must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the application deadline on 11 September 2019. More information on the MSCA can be found here. Selected candidates will regularly interact with IBEI faculty and receive detailed feedback to further strengthen their proposal and refine their MSCA application.


How to apply?

Candidates are invited to submit their Expression of Interest to Matthias vom Hau (mvomhau@ibei.org) by 21 June 2019.

The Expression of Interest should include:

1. Your CV.

2. An initial draft of the research proposal you plan to submit with MSCA (3-5 pages max).

3. A motivation letter identifying research synergies with IBEI faculty and research clusters (one page max).

Please email your application as ONE PDF file attachment.

Results will be announced by 5 July 2019.


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