Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Philosophy 1.

    04/09/2019 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor David Rodríguez Arias, from the Department of Philosophy 1 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


The Scientific Unit of Excellence FiloLab-UGR (ref.: UCE.PPP2017.04) on Applied Philosophy was recognized by the Plan Propio de Investigación y Transferencia (Universidad de Granada) in 2017. FiloLab is the first Spanish Scientific Excellence Unit in the field of Human and Social Sciences. Among Spanish universities, it ranks as the fourth team in Philosophy for the outstanding quality of its research. Directed by Lilian Bermejo Luque, FiloLab is composed by 10 investigators with a common interest and expertise in Applied Philosophy, but with a wide range of academic interests.

Mission: FiloLab seeks to create a transdisciplinary approach to the study of controversies and public debate. It contributes to the understanding of public controversies: their nature, their origin, their social impact. Its mission departs from the assumption that philosophical conclusions can be valued for their social utility.

Fields of expertise: FiloLab contributions relate to the intersection between Applied Philosophy and different controversies in public debates. Controversies are explored with insights from of a wide range of complementary areas, such as Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Theory of Argumentation, and Moral and Political Philosophy. Special attention is paid to public affairs, either because they represent in themselves a confrontation between different ideological, moral or political positions in force in society, or because they deal with novel phenomena and technologies that cause disparity of opinions on how they are to be managed. In particular, FiloLab intends to propose methodological strategies to improve the quality of public debate, as well as to examine the suitability of such proposals through the study of specific and relevant public issues. The Unit aims at strengthening its research capacity and the joint scientific production of its members by attracting doctoral students and excellent post-doctoral researchers in the priority thematic areas of the Unit.

Project description


INEDYTO Project (Investigation on the Ethics of Organ Donation and Transpantation ) explores ethical and socially acceptable ways to raise OD rates in Europe. Its specific objectives are: a) To explore the knowledge and the attitudes of European citizens towards ethically challenging policies to increase deceased OD rates; b) To assess the risks and opportunities raised by those policies, and c) To provide empirically informed recommendations intended to foster greater efficacy, acceptability and public trust on European OD policies. These objectives will be pursued in synergy with a leading group of European experts in public engagement in OD.

The research programme INEDYTO has three specific objectives:

1. To explore the knowledge and the attitudes of European citizens towards ethically challenging strategies to increase deceased OD rates.

2. To assess the risks and opportunities raised by the strategies to increase deceased OD rates.

3. To provide empirically informed international recommendations aimed at fostering greater efficacy,

This research programme of ‘empirical ethics’ considers data as an essential part of research in medical ethics. By testing how OD policies can be both socially acceptable and effective, it addresses an important challenge for the wellbeing of society.

Research Area

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

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor David Rodríguez Arias (dra@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)