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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

They invite Expressions of Interest proposals to participate in the Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships scheme with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) as host institution. Part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society, the MPIDR in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centres in the world.

They welcome proposals that fall into all research areas of demography but specifically in the areas of Digital and Computational Demography, Fertility and Well-Being, Population Health, Labour Demography, Demographic Data, Statistical Demography, Lifespan Inequalities, Migration, Population Aging, and Environmental Demography.

The fellowship scheme enables experienced researchers from across the globe to conduct a research and professional development project at a European research institution for up to 2 years. It pays a generous monthly stipend, and several allowances (training, mobility and, family if applicable). Please note the following three application criteria:

  • “experienced researchers” means having 4 or more years of research experience, measured from the degree that permits doctoral studies (usually a master’s degree)
  • New: applicants cannot have obtained their PhD more than 8 years ago at the time of the deadline (exclusions apply)
  • Mobility rule: applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in the country of the host institution in the 3 years preceding the deadline (i.e. you cannot have spent more than 12 months in Germany between 9 Sept 2018 and 9 Sept 2021; conference trips and holidays do not count)

For more information on the scheme please see here:

The call itself will open on the application portal on 27 May 2021 with an application deadline of 15 Sept 2021; they will consider Expressions of Interest on a rolling basis but materials should reach them no later than 15 August 2021. The EoI should consist of the applicant’s CV and a 3-page summary proposal with an outline of the research project, and information on the professional development and implementation/dissemination plans.

A selection committee consisting of the Institute’s directors and research group leaders will assess any EoIs received and decide whom to support. The committee will follow the EC’s selection criteria for the scheme: 1) Excellence; 2) Impact; 3) Quality and Efficiency of the Implementation. The selected applicants will work closely with the Institute’s research funding manager, Dr Kathrin McCann, to complete the application. She will also answer any queries that arise during the process.

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Kathrin McCann - | +49 381 2081-265