Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships – Medieval and Early Modern Research Studies

Newcastle University

Deadline: 12 May 2020

Newcastle University’s Medieval and Early Modern Studies Faculty Research Group invites expressions of interest from eligible researchers seeking to apply to the Individual Fellowship-European Fellowship scheme of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. These 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. The ideal fellow 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.

Medieval and Early Modern Research Studies is an interdisciplinary research group which incorporates MEDLAB (Early Medieval, Late Antique and Byzantine Studies). MEMS’ members belong to the disciplines of Literature, Linguistics, Archaeology, Architecture, History, Classics and Music and are listed here:

Some indicative research projects are listed here:

We specifically welcome applications in the following key areas:

Byzantine Studies
Roman frontier studies
Late medieval and early modern book history and manuscript studies
Music and musical performance/performers in the medieval and early modern periods
European intellectual and religious history
Histories of print
Scholarly editing projects
Digital humanities projects such as those falling under the interests of the ATNU project

We warmly welcome applications from outstanding scholars eager to work in an interdisciplinary environment for the Individual Fellowship Scheme. Applicants must have a compelling track record appropriate to their career stage of peer-reviewed publication(s) in internationally recognised outlets, conference invitations or other indicators of success. Applicants must meet the Scheme’s eligibility requirements, outlined below:


On the date of the deadline, candidates:

(i) must have at least four years’ full-time equivalent research experience (which can include doctoral studies)
(ii) and/or be in possession of a doctoral degree.
(iii) cannot have spent more than 12 months of the past 3 years in the UK.

If the fellow is resuming research after a career break of at least one year (within the 18 months immediately prior to the deadline), or is a European national or long term resident returning to Europe after a period outside Europe, a modified mobility rule applies: in these cases the researchers must not have carried out their main activity in the country of their host for more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the deadline.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the MEMS convener Ruth Connolly ( no later than 12th May 2020. Please submit:

CV (maximum of 2 sides of A4)
Outline of project, the training you need to achieve the project goals, and why Newcastle University is a good place to do this particular project. You should identify a preferred supervisor (maximum of 2 sides of A4)
Confirmation that you meet the eligibility criteria (in a cover letter)

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