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Susan Marie Frontczak portraying Marie Curie on stage
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Pre-call for applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships

Leiden University invites pre-applications from scholars who wish to spend 12-24 months in the Institute of Political Science as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Programme, funded by the European Commission. Scholars accepted for this scheme will devote their time to conducting research, preparing publications, engaging in knowledge transfer, and developing their professional networks.


In order to be eligible to apply for the fellowship applicants can be of any age but need to hold a PhD or have at least four years of full-time research experience. Citizens of any country may apply: EU citizenship is not required. However, candidates need to have resided less than 12 months in the Netherlands within the three years before the deadline (14 September 2016). More information is available here:

Guide for Applicants, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

European Commission Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017

The fellow will be integrated into the Institute of Political Science, including office space and access to the University library and facilities, and are encouraged to participate in the Institute’s active research community. Starting dates are flexible.

Marie Curie ActionsApplication prodedure

Applications (in English) should include:

  • Cover letter indicating the preferred supervisor within the Institute of Political Science and explaining how a fellowship at the Institute will contribute to the candidate's scholarly career, research and transfer of knowledge; please include a prospective or actual doctoral defense date (if applicable);
  • Research proposal (1000 words max.);
  • Current curriculum vitae, including publications;
  • The names and contact information of two potential referees.

All documents should be sent by e-mail to Jessica Kelder by 1 June 2016. Enquiries can be directed to Dr. Maria Spirova.

Your application will be followed by an internal review. Selected applications will be developed further jointly with the supervisor in order to be submitted to the European Commission by 14 September 2016.

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