MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business and Politics at CBS in Denmark 2021

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business and Politics in the 2021/22 academic session.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships are prestigious fellowships funded by the European Commission. The Department of International Economics, Government and Businessat Copenhagen Business School (CBS) welcomes expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record of research and publication to apply jointly with a supervisor from the department at CBS to the European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from a senior researcher, as well as CBS’ Research Support Office to develop their proposal and application for submission to the European Commission by September 15th, 2021. The selected candidate may benefit from travel funding provided by CBS to visit the host professor (if possible) for 1-2 days in July/August 2021 to discuss and plan the full proposal for submission to the European Commission.

The host at CBS is Professor with special responsibilities Mogens Kamp Justesen.

Worth of Award

  • They offer a generous allowance for 24 months including mobility, family and research allowance.
  • The salary rate for a MSCA grant in Denmark will be approx. EUR 80.500 per year
  • Salary will be negotiated in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Central Academic Organisation.
  • The MSCA grant includes mobility and possibly a monthly family allowance of EUR 660, if the researcher is eligible
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Applicants must hold a PhD and have a maximum of 8 years research experience after their PhD was awarded. Applicants can be from any country, but must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline on September 15th, 2021. If the applicant has never before lived in Denmark, the applicant will be eligible for special taxation scheme. MSCA follows a bottom-up approach, which means that the research fields and topics are not predefined by the MSCA programme.

Expressions of Interest that address one or more of the following research themes are welcome:

  • Business in politics.
  • Money in politics.
  • Business candidates in government office.
  • Political corruption, including (but not limited to) corruption voting and corruption in relations between business and government.
  • Political economy of inequality and redistribution

Candidates with a background in, including but not limited to, political science and political economy, and a strong interest in business-government relations, money in politics, inequality, and (anti)corruption research are welcome to apply.

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How to Apply

Expressions of interest should include:

  1. Your CV including a full list of your publications, research grants and projects
  2. A max 2-3 page Research Proposal Summary addressing one or more of the above themes
  3. A max 1-2 page motivation letter identifying synergies with the key research areas listed above

Please submit your EoI by sending it to [email protected] as one single PDF file attachment named ‘MSCA – Justesen – Applicant’s initials’ by the deadline

Deadline: Applications close on May 16th, 2021.


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