Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography Gathered Field Call

The EOI deadline for this call for applicants wishing to apply through the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography will be 5pm, 17th June 2022. More information on this stage can be found below.

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships aim to enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and wishing to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility.

Researchers interested in these Fellowships:

  • should have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications. Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply.
  • must have a maximum of eight years’ experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree, years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in third countries, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe.
  • should comply with mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

Applications will be made jointly by the researcher and a beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sector. Postdoctoral Fellowships either can take place in Europe (i.e. in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country) or in a Third Country not associated to Horizon Europe:

  • European Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in R&I projects by either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe. The standard duration of these fellowships must be between 12 and 24 months.
  • Global Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to European nationals or long-term residents who wish to engage in R&I projects with organisations outside EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. These fellowships require an outgoing phase of minimum 12 and maximum 24 months in a non-associated Third Country, and a mandatory 12-month return phase to a host organisation based in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country. 

Follow this link to learn more details about MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships.

UK Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions National Contact Point:
Telephone: +32 2 230 03 18*

SAME Deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest: 5pm 17th June 2022

SAME will be implementing a two-stage departmental gathered field process for the selection of candidates to go forward to this external competition. Any candidate wishing to apply through the department must first submit the required Expression of Interest (EoI) materials listed below by the closing date above. Selected candidates will then be invited to attend a subsequent proposal discussion meeting.  

EOI materials to be submitted to by 5pm on 17th June 2022:

  1. Expression of interest form (also available from the SAME Research Support Team)
  2. Outline proposal (no more than 4 pages A4, Arial font size 11) covering the following headings:
  • Research Context
  • Research Objectives
  • Two-way Knowledge Transfer (Career Development and Benefits for the Department)
  • Dissemination and Data Management
  • Contribution of Supervisor (to be written in conjunction with mentor statement if applicable, please see below)
  • Resources Required (NB precise costings not required)
  • Timetable and Workplan
  • Risk Management
  1. Supervisor support statement (no more than 1 page A4, Arial font size 11) covering:
  • Confirmation of required support for applicant
  • Benefits of hosting the project for the department
  • Confirmation supervisor can contribute required time both to the development of the application, and
  • to the project if awarded
  • Details of any secondary supervisory or mentoring arrangements required (if applicable)
  1. Summary CV (no more than 1 page A4, Arial font size 11) demonstrating eligibility for the scheme.

Proposal Discussion Stage

Following the initial EOI stage, selected candidates will be invited to a proposal discussion. This stage is intended to provide a greater level of detail and afford the panel the opportunity to directly question invited candidates and supervisors on particular aspects of their proposals. The discussions will take the form of a half-hour (remote or in-person) meeting in which the applicant will present their proposed project for 5-10 minutes, after which the supervisor will be asked to comment. The panel will then be able to ask questions of the applicant and supervisor to gain any further detail or clarification necessary for the comprehensive assessment of the EOI.

Additional useful information for applicants on the Postdoctoral Fellowships can be found at the following links:

Any queries should be directed to the SAME Research Support Team via