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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships @ICS-ULisboa

6 May 2022

Hosting Information

Offer Deadline
EU Research Framework Programme
H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


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XAL Holding GmbH
XAL India
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Large Company
Postal Code
Auer Welsbach Gasse 36


Within the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Postdoctoral Fellowships (HORIZON-MSCA-2022-PF-01- 01) promoted under Horizon Europe, the Instituto de Ciências Sociais [Institute of Social Sciences] of the University of Lisbon, Portugal (ICS-ULisboa) is now accepting applications from researchers in the areas of social and cultural anthropology, political science, economics, human geography, history, social psychology, and sociology.


ICS-ULisboa is an international, interdisciplinary academic research centre, gathering researchers from different areas of the social sciences. The Institute, which was evaluated in 2019 as an ‘Institution of Excellence’ by international panels, offers excellent working conditions, financial support for research, and international networks. Its premises are located in Lisbon, a beautiful and historical city offering a rich array of cultural and social activities. ICS-ULisboa carries out top interdisciplinary research, both fundamental and oriented to the demands of society and the public sector, supports rigorous scientific research by coordinating key infrastructures for gathering, handling, preserving and disseminating data, and promotes outreach strategies for social engagement and open science.

Proposed work plans are expected to fit at least one of ICS-ULisboa’s 7 Research Groups and 4 Thematic Lines.

TL1 Sustainability explores a plurality of themes, methodologies and objects of study concerning environment-related perceptions, practices, politics, policies and governance. Spearheading this socio-ecological and territorial research agenda are the emergent scientific challenges on climate action, energy poverty and transition, the changing landscape of food production and consumption, and future cities and the impacts of urbanization.

TL2 Citizenship addresses emergent policy-relevant research challenges related to the reduction of social and political inequalities (including gender inequalities) and the need for effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions of governance. Linking research and policy across multiple actors, this TL contributes to identifying new issues, monitoring developments, and actively supporting evidence-informed policymaking.

TL3 Inclusion and Vulnerabilities examines socially unequal and contrasted territories, exposing different forms of vulnerability. Research under this TL is thus crucial to collecting, organizing, explaining, interpreting and disseminating data indispensable for designing and implementing effective inclusion promotion and vulnerability reduction policies in complex societies; and engaging citizens and communities in collaborative thinking and policy co-design in order to achieve more inclusive social environments.

TL4 Memories and Legacies encompasses both the ways the past is reconstructed in the present and the historical roots of contemporary issues. It analyses narratives, visual media, commemorations, spaces of memory and other elements involved in the work of collective remembrance, and examines how socio-economic and political structures, imaginaries, ideas and conceptual formations impinge on the present. This TL addresses themes like globalisation, inequalities, racialisations and racisms, economic growth and development, bodily practices and pandemics, and emphasizes the study of the culturally diverse and long-term histories of Portuguese-speaking countries and diasporic communities.


Eligible candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree and have a postdoctoral experience of up to 8 years at the date of the call deadline (14th September 2022). Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. for parental leave) will not count towards the amount of research experience.

All candidates must comply with MSCA mobility criteria:

For European Fellowships:

• they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call deadline.

For Global Fellowships:

• they cannot have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for the outgoing phase for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call deadline;

• they must be nationals or long-term residents (for at least 5 consecutive years) of a Member State or Associated Country.

Further details on eligibility and requisites for the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships are available in Part 2 of the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022.


Expressions of interest must be submitted to ICS-ULisboa through the form available at the following link:

All applications must include:

  1.  A detailed curriculum vitae;
  2. A cover letter describing the candidate’s current research interests;
  3. Copies of two relevant publications/writing samples;
  4. A research proposal, according to the guidelines provided in the online form;
  5. Contacts of two referees.

Candidates may indicate the researcher who will be responsible for supervising their work plan at ICS-ULisboa. In case the candidate cannot provide such information, the evaluation panel will assign a supervisor based on the profile of the candidate and the proposal.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by June 17, 11:59 PM, Lisbon time.

> Selected candidates will be notified via email as late as July 8.

> Candidates will be invited to attend an online session on July 15, and will receive full support from the Institute’s R&D unit and supervisors to develop their proposal throughout the submission process.

> A complete proposal draft should be sent until August 1 for feedback and revision.

The official Call deadline is September 14, 2022, at 5 PM, Brussels time.