Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-2022-PF Host in TCS- LAW - Sociolegal studies / Emerging Rights

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    31/08/2022 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Tarragona
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
    Department of Public Law

Associate professor Víctor Merino-Sancho, established at the Department of Public Law, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) is interested in receiving Expressions of Interest of potential candidates for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-PF-2022) call. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from my group to write a successful proposal.

Ass. Prof. Víctor Merino-Sancho is member of the research group “Territory, Citizenship and Sustainability” and of The Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies (CEDAT).

The research group carries out its research by bringing together three main areas of interest: territory, citizenship and sustainability. Accordingly, the group develops different, cutting-edge, lines of research that explores the links of these fields of study: global public law, international law, environment and human rights; environmental law and geological transition; climate change, environmental justice and migration; new trends in administrative law; environmental crime; gender and emerging rights; smart cities; digital rights and democracy.

This call focus on the topic of emerging rights and vulnerabilities. Specific focus may be done in relation to normative standards and other sociolegal instruments to strengthen and promote the effective protection of these rights and other rights linked to.

Our research consists of 4 pillars:

  • Emerging rights
  • Vulnerability
  • Sociolegal studies
  • Gender and SOGIESC issues

For the Marie Curie PD call of 2022, we are looking for postdoc(s) with experience in:

  • Sociolegal studies, OR human rights, OR critical legal thinking to carry out a project to evaluate the regional and international case law and decisions from UN Human Rights bodies on emerging rights; or
  • In gender studies, OR vulnerability, OR human mobility, to evaluate the current legal decisions in the matter and to evaluate and promote new proposals regarding the effective protection of human rights.

We are looking for talented and innovative young scientists, strongly committed to high quality frontier research and able to add new insights to the existing URV core expertise. Only candidates with an outstanding record of research achievements and relevant publications will be considered.

URV as Hosting Institution located at Scientific Campus of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) has all the technical and scientific facilities for carry out this project.

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is well positioned both nationally and internationally due to the Excellence of its research and the commitment and internationally recognised staff. URV is made up of 12 Faculties and Schools, with 24 Departments, which welcome annually 11.400 undergraduate, 1.500 master and 1.200 PhD students (20% of them full time employees). In 2019, it was named World’s 78th Best Young University aged less than 50 years and 401-500 Best University in the World (by Times Higher Education World University Rankings), and 501-600 by Academic Ranking of world Universities. Being the within the top 10% universities in number and impact of its publications is a clear measure of the quality of the research we can offer to the future MSCA-PF fellows.

Testament to the quality of its research is the fact that URV is host for around 100 MSCA fellows, in different programmes (COFUND, ITN, IF), displaying a strong bond to the principles of the MSCA programme.


At the deadline for the submission of the proposals (14/09/2022), researchers:

  • Experienced Researchers: In possession of doctoral degree. At the call deadline, supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years fulltime equivalent experience in research, measured from the date that the researcher was in a possession of a doctoral degree and certified by appropriate documents.
  • Nationality: Any.
  • Mobility: The researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals (a relaxed rule for CAR and RI).
  • Resubmissions: Proposals involving the same recruiting organisation (and for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships also the associated partner hosting the outgoing phase) and individual researcher submitted to the previous call of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships under Horizon Europe and having received a score of less than 70% should not be resubmitted the following year.
  • Must be fluent in English (both written and spoken).


Researchers willing to apply should check that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and then send an expression of interest, consisting of:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A summary presentation of their research proposal / A motivation letter

Expressions of interest must be submitted to uspir@urv.cat (Title of the e-mail “URV- MSCA - IF – Prof. Prof. Victor Merino).

Proposals will be pre-selected on the basis of internal evaluation. Candidates will be informed of the results of the pre-selection a week after the deadline.

WEB of the research group: https://www.dret-public.urv.cat/en/territory-citizenship-and-sustainability-research-group-en/



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