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Call for Expressions of Interest in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 Call


LMU Munich: Call for Expressions of Interest in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 Call

The LMU Munich invites expressions of interest from researchers interested in submitting a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship application in core areas of political science with the LMU Munich as host.

The LMU is one of the best universities in the world and has an excellent track record in grant-winning, including Marie Curie Fellowships and EU grants generally (

We are seeking to support high-quality applications to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme, with an expected submission deadline of 14th September 2022.

About the scheme:

A researcher (fellow) travels to an institution in another country (host), where he or she works with a supervisor to deliver a specific research project. Both parties must collaborate on the application, but fellows should be excellent researchers with a completed PhD. European Postdoctoral Fellowships must last between 12 and 24 months. Global Postdoctoral Fellowships must last between 24 and 36 months (consisting of 12 to 24 months for the outgoing phase and 12 months for the return phase). The salary consists of a combined living and mobility allowance plus a family allowance for applicants with parental responsibilities.

Political Science at the LMU Munich:

We invite expressions of interest for applications to undertake post-doctoral research projects in the following three broad areas.

We will provide support and guidance to develop those applications that we judge to be promising and that fit into one of the research areas listed above. Only expressions of interest that meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme will be considered. To be considered to apply with the LMU as a host institution, you should supply the following:

  • a 2-page project proposal
  • a 2-page CV which includes, your full name, contact details, current position and institution, highest degree obtained and date of award, name of the institution conferring the degree
  • Names and contact details of 2 referees

Key information on eligibility:

These are the main requirements:

  • You must have a completed PhD at the time of the call deadline.
  • You can only apply up to eight years after the completion of your PhD (excluding experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave)).
  • You must not have resided or worked in Germany for more than 12 months during the three years up to the call deadline.

Please ensure that you consult the comprehensive guidance documents on the European Commission’s Participant Portal once the call is released (expected for April 13, 2022).

Additional criteria:

Applicants must have a track record - appropriate to their career stage - of peer-reviewed publication(s) in internationally recognised outlets.

Selection process:

Expressions of interest will be assessed by a committee of LMU staff. Only applicants that meet eligibility and additional criteria will be considered. The most promising applicant(s) based on the relative strength of CVs and proposals in relation to the Marie-Curie award criteria will be provided with further guidance and support for the purposes of developing and submitting a full Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship application with the LMU as host.

To be considered applications must have been sent (in one pdf file) to by Monday May 9th, 2022. You will be notified of our intention to progress your application by mid-May. For further enquires please contact Dorine Boumans (, Scientific Project Officer at GSI.