Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

Highlights, IHC, Opportunities

Deadline for applications: 12 June 2022
4 July 2022
MSCA Call deadline:
14 September 2022
Host Institution:
Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities or University of Évora


The Institute of Contemporary History (IHC), a leading Portuguese research centre in the field of Modern and Contemporary History, welcomes welcomes applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA PFs), acting as host institution, from researchers interested in developing their studies of the past in the following main areas — that correspond to our strategic Thematic Lines of research:

  • Connected Histories: State-Building, Social Movements, and Political Economy
  • Colonialism, Anti-Colonialism, and Post-Colonialism
  • Precarious Worlds and Sustainability: Nature, Health, and Work
  • Modern Mediations: Arts, Technology, and Communication
  • Uses of the Past: Memory and Cultural Heritage

The IHC has facilities both at NOVA University Lisbon, where it’s headquartered, and at the University of Évora. It develops its activity with an interdisciplinary approach, covering a wide range of topics concerning the conceptualisation, contextualisation, and interpretation of the historical reality for the period between the late eighteenth century and the present time. In 2019, we launched the first Portuguese Digital Humanities Lab, supporting both research and outreach activities. In 2021, we joined IN2PAST, the Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory.

Working at the IHC is to be part of a multicultural, creative, collaborative, and publicly engaged environment that gathers over 130 PhD researchers. As a modern and contemporary history research unit working on a broad range of topics, we regularly collaborate with the media, museums, archives, city councils, and high schools. Every researcher is integrated into one of our five Research Groups.

We welcome applications in both the European Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Global Postdoctoral Fellowships. Applicants with a relevant track record of securing funding for their research activities are especially welcomed.

To apply, please send us the following documents and information:

  1. Title and short summary of the work plan, explaining the objectives of the proposal and how they will be achieved (written in English, max. 2000 characters, spaces included);
  2. A detailed Curriculum vitae;
  3. A motivation letter explaining your trajectory in the last five years and explaining the relevance of your achievements (max. 5000 characters, spaces included);
  4. One copy of a relevant publication.

The MSCA PFs are aimed at researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. Interested researchers:

– should have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications;
– must have a maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree;
– should comply with mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline

Please submit your application material to Vasco Marques via the email


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