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MSCA-PF 2023: Public Administration

Masaryk University - Faculty of Economics and Administration The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
6 Feb 2023

Hosting Information

Offer Deadline
EU Research Framework Programme
Czech Republic


Organisation / Company
Masaryk University - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Department of Public Economics
Is the Hosting related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Contact Information

Organisation / Company Type
Higher Education Institute
Czech Republic
Postal Code
602 00
Lipová 507/41a


Are you a young postdoc in the field of public administration and public management? Are you specifically interested in topics such as digitalization, (e-)participation, or civil services? Come to Brno via MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship and conduct your research under the supervision of David Špaček, one of our leading experts in the field, and his team.

The Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, is currently looking for postdocs who would like to apply for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions – Postdoctoral Fellowship in the 2023 call. Join a prestigious team of experts in the field of public administration and gain valuable research experience! More information about the call and topics can be found here.

Only in the Czech Republic, your research proposal will have a triple chance of getting funded. First, there is the European funding via Horizon Europe – the MSCA-PF programme. The projects which gain the score of 93 percent or higher will be accepted. However, projects which receive a mark of 70 percent or higher will automatically be eligible for funding from the Czech Structural Funds. This is usually achieved by 80 percent of all applicants! The third option is to apply for ERA Fellowships.

What’s in it for you?

  • Research experience aiming at top rated publications
  • Collaboration with top scientists on projects in the field of public administration and public management
  • Background and support of a strong organization and staff experienced in administering MSCA projects
  • MSCA-PF super gross salary of approximately 5000 € per month
  • Workshops focused on writing successful research proposals and other topics
  • Opportunity to further participate in interesting international projects

Who are we looking for?

  • Young researchers who completed their PhD before 13th September 2023 and not longer than 8 years ago, focused their research on public administration and have already published in a recognized international journal (Q3 or higher in WOS/SCOPUS records)
  • Candidates who have not resided in the Czech Republic for more than 12 months during the last 3 years at the time of the deadline (13th September 2023)


During your stay, you will be supervised by David Špaček, one of our leading experts in public administration. In his research, David focuses on public administration and public management, especially on topics like digitalization, (e-)participation, e-procurement, strategic planning and management, quality management, intermunicipal cooperation and civil services. Currently he is involved in research projects focusing on changes in public authorities implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic issues of public administration revealed by current crises. He has been actively involved in related working groups of recognized international conferences and, also, in close touch with practitioners from public administration. He also teaches related topics in courses delivered by the Faculty of Economics and Administration and is tutoring PhD candidates too.


Sounds interesting? If so, please submit the following documents to Jana Sosnová ( no later than on 19 March 2023:

  • CV
  • Annotation of your project (approx. half a page long)
  • List of publications covering the last 5 years

Please, do not hesitate to reach out for more information.