Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Sociology – Macrosad Chair in Intergenerational Studies.

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    01/07/2020 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Mariano Sánchez, from the Department of Sociology – Macrosad Chair in Intergenerational Studies 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: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

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 (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). 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 (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) 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

The Macrosad Chair in Intergenerational Studies was created in May 2018 thanks to an agreement between the University of Granada and Macrosad, a cooperative with more than 25 years of experience in the field of care provision and educational services for different age groups, which contributes to the well-being and happiness of people, and has become one of the leading organizations in Andalusia. Macrosad, educates and cares for people in their childhood and old age, applying intergenerationality as its unique identity within the socio-health and educational field. The Chair is a platform for the permanent transfer of knowledge between the field of Intergenerational Studies and the practice of intergenerationality, especially among non-relatives. Its goal is to contribute to improving relations between different generations as a means for promoting the well-being and socio-economic progress of individuals and communities, with particular attention to those generational groups that need more support.

To this end, the Chair carries out research, training, dissemination and any other initiative that makes it possible to develop intergenerational relations in Andalusia, Spain and in the international arena. Furthermore, with this Chair, Macrosad and the University of Granada aim to serve and collaborate with socio-health and socio-educational organisations that are interested in applying intergenerational approaches to better achieve their objectives. The Chair has adopted the same motto as Macrosad: "We connect generations".

Project description

The Macrosad Chair’s team focuses its work on research and development of innovative evidence-based intergenerational practices. In particular, Macrosad has created the first Reference Intergenerational Centre (CINTER) in Spain, which is located in the town of Albolote (Granada). The objective of this CINTER is to serve a community that includes children aged 0-3, elderly people who attend a day care centre, the families and caregivers of these two generational groups, and a team of professionals in child education and geriatric care. In this context, the Chair is currently developing a double line of research. On the one hand, we are studying ad-hoc processes of planning, organising and training for the day-to-day running of our evidence-based intergenerational centre (e.g. the design of appropriate intergenerational activities or the ongoing training of the centre's professionals). On the other hand, we are trying to describe and explain through a multi-method approach what’s the form and extent of the psycho-emotional, physical and social impact that ongoing participation in evidence-based intergenerational practices is having on the people involved and the community environment.

Our future projects will also address the connection between age/generational segregation and ageism. In this sense, we are particularly interested in the study of evidence-based forms of intergenerational intervention capable of eroding ageism. The proposal of scientifically validated models of intergenerational spaces and places of various types is also on our short-term agenda.

The work of the Chair includes as well the production of publications to inform about the highest quality foundations for the design of intergenerational projects aimed to address various social problems.

Research Area

Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Mariano Sánchez (marianos@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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