Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

AFIN-UAB Call 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF)

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    05/07/2020 20:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Cerdanyola del Valles - Barcelona
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    Research Management/Strategic Projects

Department / Institute / Centre:

Name: AFIN Research Group, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Address: Building B13, c/Vila Puig s/n, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB, Barcelona 08193.
Email: c.afin@uab.cat
Website AFIN: http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/afin/
Website AFIN Centre: http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/afin/content/centro-afin
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Brief description of the institution:

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is ranked amongst the 200 best universities of the world, as shown in the primary university rankings (QS 2020, THE WUR 2020; ARWU 2020). Moreover, it is ranked within the top 10 new universities with greatest international projection, prestige and reference worldwide and in Europe. In 2009, the UAB was recognized as a Campus of International Excellence.

The UAB is one of the most consolidated public universities of Spain. It is the fourth university in Spain in volume of scientific activity Scimago Institution Rankings World Report (SIR WR 2020). Since the beginning of EC Horizon 2020 programme (1/1/2014) the UAB has been funded with +32M€ for +60 Horizon 2020 European Projects, where 8 are leaded by UAB, including 8 ERC projects. Regarding the Marie Curie Actions, within the framework of FP7 UAB participated in a total of 45 projects (at least one for each action) and hosted 51 fellows. For H2020 we have been awarded in 23 MSCA, 13 of them Individual Fellowships.

Currently, UAB offers 105 bachelor’s degrees, covering a wide range of fields such as humanities and arts, social sciences, health sciences, technology and physical sciences. Furthermore, the UAB offers 141 Official Master’s degrees, 133 UAB master’s degrees, as well as 9 Erasmus Mundus Master's degrees and 69 PhD programmes (more 4,000 PhD students were enrolled during 2019-2020). The University has over 37,700 students, almost 3,700 researchers and teaching staff, and it hosts more than 6,000 foreign students.


Description of the Centre/Research Group:

The AFIN Centre and Research Group welcomes 1 applicant for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to 12 from 36 months research within the field of reproduction, childhood and family. The AFIN Research Group is based at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona campus in Bellaterra, Barcelona.

Since its creation in 2004, the AFIN-UAB is a consolidated interdisciplinary and international research group, with highly experienced researchers with training in different disciplines in the social sciences (such as social, cultural and medical anthropology, sociology, education, law, medicine, psychology, and social work). AFIN focuses on the study of human reproduction (adoption, ARTS, gamete and gamete and embryo donation, third-party reproduction, surrogacy); sexual and reproductive health and rights; fertility preservation, pregnancy and birth; cross-border health and care, family, childhood, youth and sex/gender issues.

AFIN-UAB combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies, with an ethnographic approach and a strong commitment to ensuring knowledge transfer.

AFIN-UAB offers a fully equipped office, the AFIN Centre, located within a 2-minute walk from Bellaterra train station.

Research/Project Description:

AFIN-UAB welcomes an applicant to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF-2020) to enhance the creative and innovative potential of the research, through the training and international mobility. AFIN Research Group analyses the challenges (at individual, family and social levels) of changes in reproductive patterns to identify the collaboration and tensions between the interests and rights of intended parents, ‘third-party’ providers, intermediaries/brokers and the individuals –children and adults– born through these processes. Therefore, a candidate with a high research profile that aims to analyse the cultural, social and political aspects of the following fields – but not limited to – will be prioritize:

  1. Human Reproduction
  2. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  3. Cross-border Health and Care
  4. Family and Kinship
  5. Childhood and Youth Studies
  6. Sex and Gender Studies

Who can apply?

At the deadline for the submission of proposals (09/09/2020), researchers (*):

  1. shall be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  2. must not have resided or carried out their main actitivies in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the abovementiones deadline.

Documents to be submitted and deadlines

Candidates must meet eligibility criteria of MSC call: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/guides_for_applicants/h2020-guide-appl-msca-if-2018-20_en.pdf

Interested candidates are asked to submit:

  1. An outline of the proposed research project (max. 2 pages)
  2. A copy of the most recent CV, containing names and contacts of at least two references
  3. A letter of interest explaining the applicant’s motivation to be hosted by AFIN-UAB (max. 1 page).

Please submit these documents to c.afin@uab.cat by no later than July 5, 2020 (note: this is AFIN's deadline). Please indicate “AFIN-UAB Call: MSCA-IF 2020” in the subject line of the email.

The proposal will be pre-selected through an internal evaluation. Candidates will be informed of the results of the first phase of process by July 10, 2020. The selected candidate is expected to prepare their complete applications, to be submitted to the European Commission services, by September 9, 2020. 5 pm (Europe/Brussels time). We suggest checking the official MSCA-IF website for more information: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/news/MSCA-launches-2020-IF-call_en


Contact person

Name and Surname: Diana Marre

Email: c.afin@uab.cat


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