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 30 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.

Just cities

  • Social and spatial justice (especially as it relates to urban inequalities and precarity)
  • Just governance (beyond austerity)
  • Welfare planning

Alternative urbanisms

  • Reconfigurations of social and economic practice through urban transformations (including city-region economies)
  • Informal economies and alternative livelihoods, communities and enterprises
  • Alternative spaces of social action

Urban metabolism and environmental change

  • Including climate change and citizenship
  • Sustainable infrastructures and mobilities

Urban pluralism and urban life

  • Social, political, cultural and religious pluralism in the city
  • Conflict and encounter
  • Urban publics and spaces
  • Urban liveliness and cultural expression

Urban thought

  • Advancing urban theory
  • Where (in what realms of activity) is the urban ‘thought’
  • What influence does the city have on thought/philosophy/theory?

Comparative urbanism

Advancing comparative analysis of cities in a national, cross-national and international context and reflecting the School’s research activities in cities of the global North and South. Using comparative urban analysis to understand spatial scales of social and environmental change.


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 30 April 2017.