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

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EU Research Framework Programme
H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


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International Research Projects Office
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Gran Vía de Colón, 48, 2nd floor


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 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information:

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The 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 ( The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence ( taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

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

"Civil resistance in the contemporary world"

This research studies the contributions of civil resistance and nonviolent struggle in the field of violence prevention, peacebuilding and conflict transformation in the contemporary world. It explores theory and practice of nonviolent action from a multidisciplinary perspective. It is focused in resistance processes across two main geographical areas, Latin America and Middle East. The aim of this is to identify those contributions from local examples 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; Assess the results of their resistance processes and their efficacy to prevent violence, building peace and contribute to conflict transformation; Provide insights into Spanish and European public policies in the areas of external action and international peacebuilding in order to increase their effectiveness.

Research Area

Economic Sciences (ECO) and Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Diego Checa Hidalgo (

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)