Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 26 July 2021
MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme applications close: 12 October 2021
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme is now open and Oxford Sociology is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) to participate. The fellowships foster excellence in research and support researchers’ careers.
Sociology at Oxford has a strong analytical, empirical and comparative orientation with a focus on developing and testing theories that engage with real world problems. Our strengths include statistical analysis of social surveys, social demography, collection management and analysis of complex datasets, the development of rational choice theory, microsocial experiments and simulation studies.
This year’s call for MSCA applications closes on 12th October 2021. Successful applicants will be able to start their projects within the 12 months from March 2022. Oxford Sociology will be able to support a limited number of applications to this year’s scheme and so we will be operating an internal selection process. If you would like to apply with us you will need to send a completed EOI set of forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 26th July 2021. In the week commencing 2nd August 2021, selected candidates will then be contacted and invited to submit their applications developed to the ‘final draft’. Full applications will be required by the Sociology Department internal deadline of 24th September 2021.
MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships are highly flexible funding schemes offered to experienced researchers with a minimum of PhD level experience who move to be based at the hosting institution, where they will work with their supervisors to deliver a specific project involving research, innovation, training and networking activities. The funding guarantees mobility and financial independence with a generous set of allowances. We would be happy to host both European and Global Fellows whose research profile falls or overlaps with the following research areas:
- Social inequalities of gender, class, and ethnicity (including mobility, labour market and social class inequalities);
- Families, population, and demography;
- Health and wellbeing;
- Crime, justice and governance;
- Social movements and political sociology;
- Digital Societies, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence;
Proposals are expected to be built around a Career Development Plan at the host organisation. In addition to research activities and objectives, this should address the researcher's training and career needs, including training on transferable skills, planning for publications and participation in conferences.
Applicants can be of any nationality (specific eligibility criteria apply – check against the summary table below). There is no upper limit to age.