Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Contemporary History.

    01/09/2018 13:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Diego Checa Hidalgo, from the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2018 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/09Qg).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding. UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group


Research Group: HUM828: Ethics, politics and contemporary conflicts

This research group studies contemporary conflicts from a multidisciplinary discipline bringing insights from Philosophy, History, Political Science, Sociology and Peace Research. It focus on the dynamics of power and conflicts; relations between science, technology and society; ethical dilemmas and politics; and subaltern actors and social movements struggles. It is interested in research questions rising from different contexts, particularly from Europe, Latin America and Middle East.

Project description


Project title: "Civil resistance contributions to violence prevention, peacebuilding and conflict transformation in  the Palestinian Territories and Colombia"

Description: This research project study the contributions of civil resistance and nonviolent struggle in the field of violence prevention, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. It is based in two case studies focused on local rural resistance: The first case is the struggle in Palestinian towns and villages against the occupation and land dispossession in the Palestinian Territories; The second case is the defence of their neutrality from the different armed actors fighting in the Colombian conflict by  indigenous, Afro-Colombian and peasant communities. The project is part of a research line that focuses on the study of the theory and practice of nonviolent action for conflict transformation in contemporary history from a multidisciplinary perspective.

The aim of this project is to identify those contributions from local examples, especially from rural communities, in order to foster conflict transformation through violence prevention and peacebuilding. The goals of this research are essentially three: To deepen the understanding of the opportunities for the civilian population as a transforming agent of conflicts through violence prevention and peacebuilding using civil resistance and nonviolent struggle, particularly from rural areas; Assess the results of their resistance processes and their efficacy to prevent violence, building peace and contribute to conflict transformation; Provide insights into Spanish public policies in the areas of external action and international peacebuilding in order to increase their effectiveness.

Research Area

  • Economic Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities (ECO-SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Diego Checa Hidalgo (diegoch@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)