Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Postdoc candidate for a MSCA IF in Parliamentary scrutiny of EU politics, multi-level governance, EU monetary policy, comparative politics of small states

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    15/05/2020 23:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette
    University of Luxembourg (application management through Luxinnovation)
    The Institute of Political Science Högenauer

The Institute of Political Science at The University of Luxembourg is interested in hosting a postdoctoral fellow within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship programme. 


         Please note that this opportunity is not a funded positions (yet); it depend on

         1. The organization selecting you for continuing the process and

         2. A successful proposal written mostly by you (with some input from your host organization           in Luxembourg) and submitted before September 9th 2020.



Project idea: 

The candidate should develop their own project ideas, which have to fall into the general area of expertise of the academic they want to work with.

Please note that the Marie Curie programme explicitly evaluates proposals on the fit between the senior academic and the candidate.

Within the Institute of Political Science, two academics are currently looking for candidates:

Dr. Anna-Lena Högenauer (https://wwwen.uni.lu/research/fhse/dsoc/people/anna_lena_hoegenauer) specializes in EU politics and comparative politics and is looking for candidates with an interest in:

  • The democratic governance of the EU
  • National parliaments and EU politics
  • Federal states in the EU


Offer Requirements

PhD in political science or a related discipline, an interest in our areas of expertise and who can demonstrate that they have the ability to publish academic work in appropriate outlets.


Institute description: 

The Institute of Political Science is part of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education. It specializes on European politics and - in particular - European Union politics.

The focus areas of the Institute are parliamentary scrutiny of EU politics, multi-level governance, economic governance, EU monetary policy and the comparative politics of small states.



About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship:

The MSCA IF are postdoctoral fellowships, financed through the European Commission for 2 year positions, covering salary and research costs of the researchers, who can come from anywhere in the world. The evaluation process of these programmes is more about the project and the career development of the candidate, than his/her publication record. The organizations in Luxembourg that want to host such talented researchers include large public research organizations as well as private companies that offer interesting job perspectives after completion of the fellowship.

Minimal eligibility criteria

  • Individual: applicant applies together with host institute
  • PhD at the deadline or Masters plus 4 years of full time equivalent research experience
  • Not working or living in Luxembourg for longer than 12 months before the call deadline
  • For rules see here or contact your NCP


How to apply

Please submit your CV with a list of publications and a short project proposal (around 3 pages) to Charles Betz, Advisor - European R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation, until May 15th 2020 and refer to which position(s) you are applying for; you can also send several finetuned CVs if you are interested in multiple positions. Make sure you address the text and requirements mentioned by the respective hosts. 

Please note that applications are made through Luxinnovation, your contact point for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg, before being handed over to the host company.


Luxinnovation, the Luxembourgish Innovation agency and National Contact Point for MSCA, will support both you and your future host institute during your application phase. For all applicants coming to Luxembourg we offer guidance documents, webinars, training in proposal writing and we will review your proposals if you wish so (depending on our availability). In 2019, MSCA IF proposals from Luxembourg had an average success rate of 28.5%, and proposals reviewed by our service 42%.

More information can be found on our website.


  • European Union
  • comparative politics
  • small states
  • parliament
  • Europeanization
  • Brexit
  • multilevel governance
  • EMU, Eurozone
  • banking union
  • financial regulation



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