The School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield invites proposals from researchers seeking to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship 2020based at the University. Fellowships are of 12-36 months duration depending on the scheme. All candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience Deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest to the University is Friday 3rd April by 5pm.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships aim to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence through advanced training, international mobility and intersectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in a European context or outside Europe. They develop the careers of individual researchers who show great potential and include a specific opportunity for those returning to the profession. The proposal is built around a concrete plan of training-through-research at the host organisation. In addition to research objectives, this plan comprises the researcher’s training and career needs, including training on transferable skills, planning for publications, and participation in conferences. The scheme offers a highly competitive salary, family allowance, and travel allowance, as well as research and training expenses.
The School will support up to 10 outstanding applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships for research projects in any field within any area of the School including:
Media, Journalism and Film/TV
Music (including popular music, performance, musicology, analysis)
Two schemes are available under this call:
The European Fellowships - held in EU Member States or Associated Countries and open to researchers either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe. Applicants cannot have resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the last 36 months before the call deadline. Fellowships last for a duration of 12-24 months. An optional secondment period of up to 3 or 6 months in another organisation in Europe is eligible where this would boost the impact of the fellowship.
A Career Restart option and Reintegration to Europe option is available within the European Fellowships scheme. The fellowship structure is the same, though eligibility requirements for these routes differ. Please see the below link for more information on these routes.
The Global Fellowships – composed of an outgoing phase during which the researcher first undertakes mobility to a partner organisation in a Third Country (not an EU Member State or Associated Country) for an uninterrupted period of between 12 and 24 months, followed by a mandatory 12-month return period to the single beneficiary located in a Member State or Associated Country, in this case the University of Huddersfield. Applicants must be a national or long-term resident of a Member State or Associated Country (i.e. undertaken a period of full-time research activity in a MS/AC of at least 5 consecutive years). The applicants must not have resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Third Country where the initial outgoing phase takes place for more than 12 months in the last 36 months immediately before the call deadline. An optional secondment period of up to 3 or 6 months in another organisation in Europe is eligible where this would boost the impact of the fellowship.
For the Fellowships the following salary and expenses details will apply when the fellow is based at Huddersfield (during the outgoing phase of the Global Fellowship the salary rate is dependent on the particular rate applicable to the hosting Third Country – please see the Horizon 2020 Work Programme at the link below for further information}:
Salary €6,822 per month
Family Allowance (where applicable) €500 per month
Mobility Allowance €600 per month
Research, training and networking activities €800 per month
The funder’s deadline for the full application is 9th September 2020. In order to allow time for mentoring and development of full applications, expressions of interest should be sent to Professor Monty Adkins ([log in to unmask]) by 5pm on Friday 3rd April, consisting of two PDF documents:
1) a two-page CV including education, publications, any awards, exhibitions;
2) a draft statement of the research project to be undertaken (max 2 pages) and intended
training/networking requirements (max 1 page)
A selection process internal to the School of Music, Humanities and Media will determine which proposals will go forward to a full application. A programme of mentoring and development will be offered to applicants deemed successful in this internal process.
If you are interested in submitting an application specifically related to Media, Journalism and/or Film/TV, you are welcome to contact Professor Catherine Johnson in advance of the deadline for expressions of interest.
For further information on the scheme, including eligibility requirements, see the European Commission Research and Innovation website (and particularly the Guide for Applicants that can be found at Point 5 under the ‘Topic Conditions and Documents’ heading):
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