Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships

We are currently inviting expressions of interest from potential postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record for Marie Skłodowska Curie Action (MSCA) fellowships.

The next call for applications closes on 14 September 2017. Expressions of interest are required by 7 April 2017.

MSCA Fellowships provide support for anyone with a PhD or at least four years’ research experience. The aim of these fellowships is to enhance the skills and potential of the best researchers, whether European or non-European, willing to work in the EU.

There is a special career restart panel to support those who'd like to resume a research career after a break, and it is possible to embed a secondment within the Fellowship to take place within Europe.

MSCA fellowships are highly flexible, pay a generous salary and are open to both external applicants and existing University staff who are interested in conducting research abroad.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain prestigious funding for your research and we will provide full support and guidance in developing promising applications.

Funded areas

MSCA is open to all research and innovation areas. The participation of third parties within projects is encouraged, e.g. SMEs, NGOs, charities, museums, archives, etc.

We welcome expressions of interest from high quality researchers. The thematic areas listed are of particular interest to the School but we do welcome applications in other topics.

Health and the humanities

Encompassing literary histories of science and medico-literary studies, our cultural and creative research examines alternatives to current policy and practice, and investigates contemporary or historical cultural fears and prejudices surrounding specific health conditions and how affected people deal or dealt with them.

We are therefore looking for projects that complement or intersect with our expertise in language and communication research into linguistic patterns associated with disease, discourse analysis of healthcare communication, such as work on handover meetings on hospital wards, and the tension between cognitive and social priorities in linguistic expression. Other themes could be how our philosophical research probes ethical dilemmas and decision-making in healthcare, and motivations for behaviours between patients and healthcare staff, including implicit bias.

Cultures of the imagination

We welcome projects that respond in imaginative and novel ways to the complexities of historical or modern-day cultures, drawing on innovative methodologies to tackle (inter/multi)disciplinary questions.

This could involve:

  • Contributions to digital cultures
  • Illustration studies
  • History of the book
  • Heritage cultures, memory and material studies (with neo-historical and counter-factual approaches)
  • Creative-critical experiments (for example involving cultural and philosophical theory)
  • Literary, philosophical and linguistic approaches to Celtic studies
  • Postcolonial studies, empire and slavery studies
  • Period-based research (with particular emphasis on the early modern, Romantic and Victorian periods)
  • Modern and contemporary cultures
  • Children’s literature
  • Women’s writing and approaches to gender and sexuality
  • Literary, linguistic and philosophical explorations of law
  • Culture, ethics and religion


For the European Fellowships incoming to Cardiff, candidates must not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to 14 September 2017.


Please complete the Expression of Interest form to register your interest, indicating your preferred host School / Research Institute of interest by 7 April 2017.