Newcastle University’s School of History, Classics, and Archaeology is sharing a call for Expression of Interest in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.

Being keen to attract new members to its growing postdoctoral community, the School invites expressions of interest from eligible researchers seeking to apply to the Individual Fellowship-European Fellowship scheme of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.

Fellowships last 12-24 months and have a research project as their focus, with a strong element of advanced training both in the research area and in transferable skills. Fellows will be able to engage in a two-way transfer of knowledge, acquiring skills and/or knowledge from and sharing her or his expertise with Newcastle researchers.

The School welcomes applications that fit with the faculty members’ areas of research expertise, including interdisciplinary research themes. 

– Conflict and Revolution

– Empires and After

– Ideas and Beliefs

– Labour and Society

– Life Cycles, Bodies, Health and Disease

– Landscape

– Material Culture

– Performance

– Writing of History


Applicants must have a compelling track record appropriate to their career stage of peer-reviewed publication(s) in internationally recognized outlets, conference invitations, or other indicators of success. Applicants must meet the scheme’s eligibility criteria.

On the date of the deadline, candidates:

– Must have a Ph.D. degree. This includes applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis, but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree.

– Must have a maximum of eight years’ experience in research from the date on which the Ph.D. was awarded.

– Cannot have spent more than 12 months of the past 3 years (immediately before the call deadline) in the UK.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest should be sent to the HCA Director of Research, Professor Rachel Hammersley ([email protected]) by 15 July 2021. Applicants should consult the comprehensive guidance documents ( before starting their application. The expression of interest documentation should be no more than 2 sides of A4 in total and must include:

– An outline of the proposed project, with an indication of the preferred supervisor

– A summary CV

These should be sent as a single PDF with your name as the file name. Applications that do not include both components and/or which are over-length will not be considered.

Selection Process

The expressions of interest will be assessed by an expert panel from the School. The most promising applicant(s) based on the relative strength of CVs and proposals will be provided with further guidance and support for the purposes of submitting a full application with the nominated supervisor. Those applicants whom the panel decides to support will be contacted as soon as possible after the submission date.