NIAS seeks to host applicants for Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen is issuing a call for interested candidates seeking support to submit a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. These EU-funded Fellowships:

·       are open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming to Europe from other parts of the world.

·       can restart a research career after a break, such as parental leave.

·       can help researchers coming back to Europe find a new position.

To apply, you will need a completed PhD, a very strong academic profile and a research proposal of up to ten pages, in a field involving Asian studies.

The scheme is very competitive: review scores of over 90% are typically required to secure funding.

The call opened on 22 June 2021, with a deadline expected on 12 October 2021.

Results will be available in by March 2022, with the earliest expected Fellowship start dates being 1 August 2022.

NIAS is a regional institute established in 1968, with its own academic press and library services. Administratively, it is located within the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen (see

NIAS supports work in all areas of Asian studies across the social sciences and humanities, but has particular strengths on East and Southeast Asia. Special areas of current interest include, but are not limited to:

·       Climate and sustainability

·       Comparative politics

·       International relations, especially relations between the Nordic region and Asia

·       Gender

·       Digital media

Because this scheme supports mobility, applicants presently based in Denmark or those who have spent 12 months or more in Denmark over the last three years are not eligible.

Anyone interested in applying should send a CV and a two page outline research proposal to NIAS Director, Duncan McCargo, duncan(at), as an initial expression of interest by 19 July 2021.

We will work intensively with selected applicants to review, prepare, refine and submit the final application, as hosts for a Marie Curie postdoctoral Fellowship. Please note that we do not hold any funding ourselves: we are simply making nominations to the programme, with no certainty of success.

Further information is available online:

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