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Call for Expressions of Interest - Marie Curie Fellowship (deadline 15 July 2019)

1 July 2019

Deadline 15 July 2019

The University of Bristol Gender Research Centre (GRC) invites Expressions of Interest from postdoctoral researchers to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship.

The Gender Research Centre is based within the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law (FSSL) at the University of Bristol within the City of Bristol, which is one of the most vibrant and activist cities in the UK. The Centre itself recognises the persistent gendered inequalities that exist both in the UK and around the world; it identifies, analyses, and ultimately challenges and renegotiate gender power relations. The Centre understands gender to be relational and pay attention to femininities, masculinities, trans/non-binary identities and sexualities, and to the intersections that mediate sexual and gender identities and hierarchies as they relate to other structures of power and privilege. The GRC It welcomes and will consider applications in any field of gender studies, with preference given to those that fall within the disciplines of politics and international relations or sociology. An important consideration in selecting an appropriate applicant will be the research fit between the interests of the Fellow and those of individual academic staff who will act as mentor.

More information on the activities of the Centre and about affiliated staff can be found at and at Informal enquiries may be made in advance of the deadline to Professor Michelle Cini, Acting Director of the Centre and Head of School by email to: Informal enquiries may be especially useful if you are unsure as to relevant staff working in your field.

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Description of the MSCA Fellowship Programme:

The purpose of the MSCA Individual Fellowship (IF) is to support the mobility of researchers and help attract promising foreign researchers to work in the European context (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) and beyond. The grant typically covers two years' salary, a mobility allowance, research costs and overheads for the host institution.

The scheme particularly supports the return and (re)integration of European researchers from outside Europe and those who have previously worked here, as well as researchers displaced by conflict outside the EU and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. It also promotes the career restart of individual researchers who show great potential.

The mobility rules require that the researcher has not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date (exceptions to this apply under the career restart and reintegration panels).

The Centre invites Expressions of Interest from eligible candidates who will have completed their Phd by September or have four years of research experience who wish to work on any of the themes relating to the interests of any of the members of Centre staff.

Submitting an Expression of Interest:

Potential candidates are asked to submit their CV, a brief outline of the proposed research (max 2 pages) and a cover letter highlighting why you believe this area of work will be suited to Bristol’s Gender Research Centre as the host institution (max 1 page).

Please submit these as a word document to Michelle Cini no later than 5pm on Monday 15 July 2019.

 uccessful applicants will then be provided with support to complete their full application for the grant deadline of 11 September 2019.

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