April 28, 2020 | News | Apply for Research Fellowship
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
We invite Expressions of Interest proposals to participate in the Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships scheme with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) as host institution. Part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society, the MPIDR in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centres in the world.
We welcome proposals that fall into all research areas of demography but specifically in the areas of Digital and Computational Demography, Fertility and Well-Being, Population Health, Labour Demography, Demographic Data, Statistical Demography, Lifespan Inequalities, Migration, Population Aging, and Environmental Demography.
The fellowship scheme enables experienced researchers from across the globe to conduct a research and professional development project at an European research institution for up to 2 years. It pays a generous monthly stipend, and several allowances (training, mobility and, family if applicable). Please note the following two application criteria:
- “experienced researchers” means having 4 or more years of research experience, measured from the degree that permits doctoral studies (usually a master’s degree)
- Mobility rule: applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in the country of the host institution in the 3 years preceding the deadline (i.e. you cannot have spent more than 12 months in Germany between 9 Sept 2017 and 9 Sept 2020; conference trips and holidays do not count)
For more information on the scheme please see here:
The call itself will open on the application portal on 8 April 2020 with an application deadline of 9 September 2020; we invite Expressions of Interest until 25 May 2020 (due to the length of the application form, we do not envisage accepting Expression of Interest forms after that date; however, we will consider enquiries beyond that date on a case by case basis). The EoI should consist of the applicant’s CV and a 3-page summary proposal with an outline of the research project, and information on the professional development and implementation/dissemination plans.
A selection committee consisting of the Institute’s directors and research group leaders will assess any EoIs received and decide whom to support. The committee will follow the EC’s selection criteria for the scheme: 1) Excellence; 2) Impact; 3) Quality and Efficiency of the Implementation. The selected applicants will work closely with the Institute’s research funding manager, Dr Kathrin McCann, to complete the application. She will also answer any queries that arise during the process.