The Greenhouse is now accepting proposals from scholars interested in applying for the EU Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships program (MSCA-PF) in 2021. The MSCA-PF scheme is highly prestigious and provides a unique possibility for talented researchers to develop their careers through international mobility. The MSCA fellowship is granted for a period of up to 2 years and is carried out under the supervision of an experienced researcher at the host institution.

Candidates who wish to come to UiS on a MSCA-PF must hold a PhD and must have defended their PhD after 15 September 2013. Further, they cannot have resided or carried out their main activity in Norway for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call deadline.

At the Greenhouse, we are interested in hosting MSCA fellows with environmental humanities projects who would benefit from being in an interdisciplinary dynamic environmental humanities environment and working closely with one or more members of Greenhouse. This year we are particularly interested in projects that explicitly align with the EU’s interest in green transitions and the Green Deal, although other projects are also welcome.

At the Greenhouse our postdocs are included in a vibrant and international research community with weekly group meetings, frequent guest talks, good support structures, and a world-class environmental humanities research library. The Greenhouse offers a year-long professional development program that all of our postdocs take.

We will work with select candidates to develop their applications for submission to the EU in early fall 2021. Through the University of Stavanger’s EU Research Department, The Greenhouse can arrange for potential applicants to participate in the UiS MSCA-PF Support Programme, including a MSCA-PF workshop in June. The workshop is delivered by the external consultants and covers topics such as project development, proposal writing, proposal evaluation and the call requirements. The workshop will be conducted digitally.

This year’s call is still not published but you can find information on last year’s call here

In order to take advantage of this training opportunity, we need to receive a statement of interest no later than March 19, 2021. Send an email to the Greenhouse directors Finn Arne Jørgensen (finn.a.jorgensen@uis.no) and Dolly Jørgensen (dolly.jorgensen@uis.no) with a CV and project statement of no more than 2 pages. The project statement should address the aim of your project, what is new/novel about it, what skills you will need to acquire during the postdoc period, and who the supervisor for the project would be (this is the tenured faculty member with whom you’d be working). You should also make it clear how your project aligns with The Greenhouse’s interests and expertise.

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