Call for Applications: 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships at the UCL

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August 20, 2020
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, European History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology

Institute Deadline: 20 August 2020


The Institute for Global Prosperity, TAKHAYYUL Project is inviting applications for the 2020 round of MSCA Individual Fellowships. Priority will be given to the projects that aim to focus on Islam and Muslimhoods in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and specifically on Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Contact: Please send your proposals with an updated CV to the primary investigator Dr. Sertaç Sehlikoglu and the project administrator Mrs. Kemi O’Grady k.o’ (cc both).



Takhayyul is an ERC-funded collaborative study that will ethnographically excavate the imaginative forces in the formation of populist Islamist aspirations in the Balkans, the Middle East, and South Asia. This project seeks to contribute to global prosperity by offering a fresh perspective that does not reproduce the tropes on irrationality. Instead, it is designed to provide a sound theoretical ground upon which to delineate the ways populist forms of Islamist politics invest into affective and imaginative elements in human subjectivity and sense of belonging such as nostalgia, aspirations, and dreams.


The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) at UCL is a new, innovative institute which launched in October 2014, and forms part of the UCL Faculty of the Built Environment, the Bartlett. Professor Henrietta L. Moore is the Founder and Director of the Institute.

The vision of the IGP is to build towards a prosperous, sustainable, global future, underpinned by the principles of fairness and justice and a realistic, long-term vision of humanity's place in the world. The IGP aims to do this by challenging assumptions, re- writing questions, and creating new definitions and measurements of prosperity, and bringing together multi-disciplinary expertise from across UCL and the global academic community.


Marie-Curie Individual Fellowships


These Fellowships fund post-doctoral researchers of any discipline to undertake a research project of their choice. International mobility is essential and fellowships include personal and career development objectives. Applications must therefore be written jointly between the applicant, Dr Sehlikoglu (PI) and the Insitute for Global Prosperity. Individual Fellowships are aimed at researchers who already have a doctorate or equivalent research experience (more than 4 years full-time research experience).


For full details of the scheme and how to make an application, visit the EC’s Funding Tenders website here. Documents which may be particularly helpful to applicants are the EC’s Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, available here, and the Guide for Applicants, available here.


Brexit Update

UK institutions are still eligible to apply to host 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement. Eligibility to apply for ERC or Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship grants continues unchanged until 31 December 2020. Evaluation will not be affected by Brexit. The terms of the withdrawal agreement also guarantee that UK participation in ongoing projects, and in new Horizon 2020 projects, will be funded by the EU for the full duration of the projects regardless of start and end dates.


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Please send your proposals with an updated CV to the primary investigator Dr. Sertaç Sehlikoglu and the project administrator Mrs. Kemi O’Grady k.o’ (cc both).

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