Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Humanities Division at the University of Oxford is inviting expressions of interest from candidates wishing to apply for an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Postdoctoral Fellowship to be based in one of the Humanities Faculties.  Candidates selected will be provided with support to develop and submit their applications to the EU. 
Candidates are still able to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship to be based at Oxford, and if the UK has not associated with Horizon Europe by the time of the award, the fellowship will be funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Postdoctoral Fellowships can last between 1 and 2 years, and can include additional support to carry out a placement of up to 6 months in a non-academic organisation at the end of the fellowship. Note that the Humanities Division does not support Global Postdoctoral Fellowships.

You need to check carefully the detailed guidance for the scheme to ensure you are eligible.  Broadly:

  • You should have a doctoral degree by the time of the deadline for applications (13 Sept 2023).
  • You must have a maximum of eight years’ experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree.
  • You must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

Submitting an Expression of Interest
You should contact a permanent post-holder in the relevant Humanities Faculty as soon as possible to ask if they are willing to act as a supervisor for your fellowship.  All Expressions of Interest must have the agreement and confirmed support from an Oxford supervisor in the Faculty where you wish to be based.  If you want your Expression of Interest to be considered by more than one Faculty, you must have the agreement and confirmed support from a supervisor in each Faculty.

To submit an expression of interest you should submit:

  • 2 page (maximum) description of your project which should address the project aims, objectives, research questions, methodology and outcomes; and including the name of Faculty you wish to be considered by, and the name of the agreed supervisor. You should bear in mind when writing your expression of interest that it will be reviewed by Faculty staff, some of whom will be outside of your specialism.   
  • a maximum 2 page CV. 

Please send these to 

The deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 5 June 2023.  If selected, you will be provided with support to develop your application for the scheme deadline on 13 September 2023 (with an internal University Research Services deadline of 30 August).