Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Sociology (Institute for Migration Studies).

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    01/07/2020 11:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Nieves Ortega-Pérez, from the Department of Sociology (Institute for Migration 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 Institute for Migration Studies is a research centre -unique in its category-

  • With 40 members,
  • Its also belongs and coordinate the network of excellence centers on migration studies, funded by the Ministry of Education since 2017.
  • and a Ph.D. programme in Migration Studies -also "one of a kind" programme in Spain- with more than 60 teaching experts, from different departments (Political Science, Sociology, Law, Geography, History, Economics, Anthropology, …)

The Ph.D. programme in Migration Studies has four lines of research where the candidates chose and are inserted:

  1. Social psychology analysis of migrations
  2. Cultural and gender analysis
  3. Legal and socio-political analysis of migrations: Welfare State and management of diversity
  4. Globalization and human mobility: migration and labour market

Particularly, the Institute for Migration Studies is located in the Polígono Tecnológico de Ogíjares (Calle Zamora, Parcelas 111-112, Granada), and it has the following infraestructures to implement academic tasks and fully equipped (https://migraciones.ugr.es/): two seminar rooms (30 seats each) fulled connected and with recording systems, one research coworking space with 8 seats, and four individual offices.

Furthermore, the Institute for Migration has the largest digital repository on Ph.D. on migration studies in Spain (http://migraciones.ugr.es/cddi/index.php/que-es-el-repositorio).

Finally, the Institute for Migration Studies is the leading partner of the National Network on Migration Studies founded in 2017 and funded by the Economy, Industry and Competitivity Ministry.

Project description

Projects focused on immigrants’ (formal and informal) political participation will be welcome; addressing how immigrants become -either voluntarily or involuntarily- involved in politics (cases studies or comparative approach). On the one hand, it should aim at institutional factors (the representation of immigration on governmental agenda, their participation in political parties, the access to public services and to political representation), and, on the other hand, non-governmental incorporation politics (pro-integration social movements, anti-immigrant social movements, NGOs providing services for immigrants, and immigrant participation in NGOs). In this way, it could map the opportunity structures on the incorporation of immigrants in local and national arenas.

The migration issue is one of the most interdisciplinary themes one can find in Social Sciences. Mainly, immigrant integration aspects have been the object of the most diverse approaches and methods. Projects using:

  • a Political Science perspective, which has determined not only the objectives defined but also the host institution for my project.
  • The methodology can be diverse and employs qualitative and quantitative techniques to reach the goals established, combining furthermore instruments proper to other Social Sciences such as Sociology and Anthropology.

Research Area

Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Nieves Ortega-Pérez (ortega@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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