Research Calls

Post-doctoral researchers

Target group: This call applies to talented early-career researchers who recently obtained a PhD degree or are close to
acquiring one and who fit well within the interdisciplinary model of the Maastricht, Working on Europe research agenda. You have a proven speciality and/or interest in one or more of the four defined research themes, a record of accomplishment of existing scholarly research in the field of European affairs and a passionate view on outreach and promotion of your research. Candidates with a background in the field of Humanities, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, International and European Law, and Sciences or another relevant field can apply. We welcome applications from internal and external candidates.

Ambition: With the seed funding, Studio Europa aims to appoint five post-doc fellows for a period of two years. One post-doc for research theme 1, 2 and 4 and two post-docs for theme 3. Each post-doc will spend approximately sixty percent of their time on academic research and forty percent on outreach activities along the following lines:

  • Formulate a two-year research plan in close consultation with your supervisors;
  • Carry out and publish high-quality, original research according to the research plan;
  • Write a relevant individual grant proposal (e.g., NWO, ERC, etc);
  • Intensively engage in outreach activities and broad dissemination of your own research (e.g., through open access source collections or databases, broad target publication, policy briefs, citizen science, presentations at workshops and public events, or a service/product developed in collaboration with external partners);
  • Be an ambassador of the MWoE research agenda within the UM community and beyond;
  • Contribute to the promotion of MWoE activities, led by Studio Europa

Team: The post-doc team forms the core research team of the Maastricht, Working on Europe programme and will hold office at Studio Europa. You are embedded in a larger team of research and support staff promoting the MWoE research agenda and activities. Moreover, senior colleagues of at least two faculties of Maastricht University will mentor each post-doc to ensure the interfaculty and interdisciplinary element of their work, as well as the embedding of the post-docs within the academic communities of Maastricht University.

Funding: Post-doc positions are two-year positions (0.8-1.0 fte) with an intended starting date of 1 February 2021. This date is negotiable in consultation with the management of Studio Europa. Post-doc positions are open to internal and external candidates.

This call is open from 18 December 2020 to 31 January 2021.

Call 1 is currently closed.

Research Theme 1:
Democracy, Politics, Security and Rule of Law

Apply theme 1

Research Theme 2:
Identity, Heritage and the Citizens’ Perspective

Apply theme 2

Research Theme 3:
Prosperity, Welfare and Inequality

Apply theme 3

Research Theme 4:
Knowledge, Technology and Digitalisation

Apply theme 4
Download Research Agenda