NEWS ARCHIVE: 2019-2020

CfA: Internship @POLINT, BE

[07-09-2020] GEM-STONES partner POLINT is a consultancy firm specialised in EU Public Affairs, with a focus on EU-Asia trade and political relations. They seek an intern with a background in a relevant field (EU Public Affairs, EU law, International Relations, International Trade) and strong research, drafting and communication skills. Fluency in English is required, with other languages considered an asset. This will be a 6-month paid internship, starting in November 2020. Deadline for submissions: 14th of September 2020 // More information available here 

CfA: Research Fellow @Univ. of Warwick, UK

[26-08-2020] The Department of Politics and International Studies of the University of Warwick seeks a research fellow in the social sciences. The appointment will be made for two years at 0.75 FTE. The successful candidate will perform research and organisational tasks associated with the Arts and Humanities Research Council / Department for International Development funded project ‘Data and Displacement: Assessing the Practical and Ethical Implications of Targeting Humanitarian Protection’, under the supervision of the Principle Investigator Professor Vicki Squire. This project assesses the data-based humanitarian targeting of assistance to internally displaced persons in Nigeria and South Sudan, focusing on the operational and ethical challenges that arise in the collection and use of large-scale quantitative, biometric and visual data targeting processes in each case. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant discipline (or have submitted their thesis by September 2020) and experience of qualitative research methodologies, preferably using a software programme such as NVivo. Deadline for submissions: 3rd of September 2020 // More information available here 

Successul doctoral defense: Dr. Aysel Küçüksu

[10-07-2020]  Following a successful online public defense organised by LUISS Guido Carli, we are happy to announce our second GEM-STONES PhD, Dr. Aysel Küçüksu!

Her thesis on "The Role of the European Court of Justice in Framing the Principles of Global Distributive Justice through the Area of Asylum" was completed under the joint supervision of Prof. Gianfranco Pellegrino (LUISS Guido Carli) and Prof. Nicolas Levrat (Université de Genève), within the framework of a Horizon 2020 MSCA European Joint Doctorate.

More about Aysel and her research project:

CfA: Research Fellow & Associates @GIGA, DE

[10-07-2020] GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies has several open vacancies in Hamburg:

- Postdoctoral Research Fellow to coordinate GIGA’s contribution to a research network on “Sustainable Global Supply Chains” that will be established by the GIGA (in its Research Programme “Growth and Development”) together with the German Development Institute, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. Part-time options will be considered, if so desired by the successful candidate. Ideal start date: 1st of August 2020. (apply by 20th July 2020)

- The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy both at the University of Hamburg, and the GIGA invite applications for up to four positions as Research Associates for the graduate programme “Democratising Security in Turbulent Times”. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be scheduled for September 2020. (65% positions, apply by 31st July 2020)

More information about the positions & eligibility criteria available here 

CfA: Research Fellow @CEPS, BE

[01-07-2020] Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is looking for an expert on trade economics and policy to work on complex research projects and provide independent advice on EU and global trade policy issues. The successful candidate will conduct research and advisory activities in the field of trade economics and trade policy and be part of international teams that carry out projects for EU institutions and other funding organisations. The applicants should hold a PhD in economics or related subject, with a good knowledge of trade economics and policy, including EU trade policy, and a familiarity with CGE models. CEPS offers a full-time 1-year renewable contract, and would like the preferred candidate to start their activities in late September 2020. Deadline for submissions: 30th of July 2020 // More information & eligibility criteria available here 

Successul doctoral defense: Dr. Nicholas Haagensen

[18-06-2020]  Following a successful online public defense organised by the Copenhagen Business School, we are very proud to introduce our first GEM-STONES PhD, Dr. Nicholas Haagensen! His thesis on "European Networks in Crisis: The Legal Construction of Economic Policy" was completed under the joint supervision of Prof. Ramona Coman (CEVIPOL-ULB) and Prof. Leonard Seabrooke (Copenhagen Business School), within the framework of a Horizon 2020 MSCA European Joint Doctorate.

More about Nicholas and his research project:

CfA: PhD Position @Univ. of Bergen, NO

[09-06-2020] There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen. The successful applicant will conduct research within the research project “Strengthening Regional Democracy – Contributing to Good Democratic Governance” funded by the Trond Mohn Foundation (TMS) and the University of Bergen (UiB). This research project sets out to identify the conditions which facilitate good democratic regional governance. The Department is looking for a PhD-candidate who can contribute to the overall research project and conduct independent research linked to important questions of governance and democracy at the regional level. Applicants have been awarded a MA degree in political science or in a relevant field within social sciences (e.g. public administration/policy, sociology, economics) or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. Deadline for submissions: 17th of August 2020 // More information & eligibility criteria available here 

Call for Applications @MSCA Individual Fellowships

[08-06-2020] The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe and beyond. Support is foreseen for individual, trans-national fellowships of 12-24 months awarded to the best or most promising researchers of any nationality, for employment in EU Member States or Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. The call is open to researchers who have a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.  Application deadline: 9th of September 2020 // More information available here 

Online webinar series #RADPOL2020

[28-05-2020] GEM PhD School alumna Catherine Lourdes Dy is co-organising an online webinar series on “Radicalisation in Central and Eastern Europe – trends, challenges and opportunities to counteract” also known as #RADPOL2020. The RADPol2020 conference is a joint initiative of three European projects MINDb4ACT, CHAMPIONs and BRAVE funded under the H2020 and ISF-P European Commission Programmes. Dr. Dy holds a double doctoral degree from LUISS Guido Carli and the Université libre de Bruxelles, and currently works as a Project Manager & Researcher for PATRIR, the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania.

  • 1st Webinar: “Towards Evidence-Based Practice and Policy: What research projects offer to practitioners in the field of preventing radicalisation”. Thursday the 18th of June 2020, 10:00-11:30 CEST. More information and how to register here
  • 2nd Webinar: “Sharing the insights on Central and Eastern Europe approaches in radicalisation and violent extremism”. Thursday the 25th of June 2020. 10:00-12:35 CEST. More information and how to register here
  • 3rd Webinar: Doing it Better - “Improving Policy and Practice tackling Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in Central and Eastern Europe”. Thursday the 2nd of July 2020. 10:00-12:35 CEST. More information and how to register here

CfA: Post-doctoral Fellow @NTNU, NO

[19-05-2020] At the Department of Social and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology there is a vacant temporary position as Postdoctoral Fellow in peace and conflict research for a period of two years. The position is connected to the Department’s strategic research area “Conflict, cooperation, and the use of power”, but is also closely linked to the department’s research in the field of political behavior. The successful candidate should conduct research on the potential impact of terrorist events on political attitudes, paying particular attention to the recent terror attacks in France and Norway. The project should integrate insights from research on political violence and terrorism with research on political behavior and political psychology. Skills in quantitative data management and statistical analysis are required. Deadline for submissions: 29th of May 2020 // More information available here 

CfA: Post-doctoral Fellow @NTNU, NO

[19-05-2020] The Department of Social and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has a vacancy for a Post-doctoral Fellow in Political Science.  This is a temporary position for a period of 2 years attached to the ‘Anatomy of resistance campaigns’ project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The position may include up to one more year of work for the department. While all applications will be considered, candidates with a background in quantitative methods, network analysis and/or the study of civil resistance campaigns and nonviolent conflict will be looked upon favorably. Deadline for submissions: 31st of May 2020 // More information available here 

CfA: Post-doctoral Fellow @UiO, NO

[19-05-2020] The Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow (Assistant Professor) with a specialization in public administration. The successful applicant will be part of the project ‘Public leadership, organizational performance, and trust in government’ (PART) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The appointment is for a fixed period of 3,5 years, with a 25% teaching requirement. The Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved. Deadline for submissions: 2nd of June 2020 // More information available here 

CfA: Assistant Professor International & European Politics

[27-03-2020] Vrije Universiteit Brussels is seeking to rectruit a Fulltime Assistant Professor in International and European Politics for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Solvay Business School. This is a tenure track appointment with both teaching and research responsibilites. The successful candidate holds a PhD in a relevant field and has both English (C1-level) and Dutch (B2-level) language skills. Deadline for submissions is 2nd of April 2020. Deadline for submissions: 2nd of April 2020 // More information available here 

CfA: Post-doctoral Researchers @ULB, BE

[27-03-2020] IF@ULB is a European postdoctoral programme, COFUNDed by the Université libre de Bruxelles and the European Commission within the framework of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (Horizon 2020). This comprehensive fellowship programme will provide excellent Experienced Researchers with the opportunity to conduct frontier research and receive broad training in an environment of scientific excellence. Each fellowship will be granted for 2 years. Deadline for submissions: 15th of September 2020 // More information available here 

CfA: Teaching Fellow in Political Theory @Univ. of Warwick, UK

[27-03-2020] The Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) is recruiting a teaching fellow for 2-year fixed term contract, starting in September 2020. The successful candidate will be required to undertake teaching duties in Political Theory and will have the ability and willingness to teach on a variety of modules across the History of Political Thought and Contemporary Political Theory. They will also support the supervision of dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Deadline for submissions: 5th of April 2020 // More information available here 

CfA: Post-doctoral Fellowships in Japan

[27-03-2020] Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) provides opportunities for postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. Duration of the fellowships is 12-24 months, and they cover all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Applicants must have obtained their doctoral degree within six years of the date the fellowship goes into effect. Diploma must be presented before the fellowship starting date (not required when submitting the application). The call remains open until 5th of May 2020. Deadline for submissions: 5th of May 2020 // More information available here 

CfA: Assistant Professor @Open University, NL

[26-02-2020] The Open Universiteit (Open University of the Netherlands, or OU) is seeking to recruit an Assistant Professor in European and/or international law, to be involved in the preparation and development of courses within Bachelor's and Master's programs within the Department of Criminal Law, International Law, and European Law. The successful candidate is expected to: develop and deliver coherent educational contributions within the Faculty's educational programme and the Department; conduct independent scholarly research in the field of international or European law in line with the specific Faculty research programme “Law in an individualized network society” and the Sector Plan; become a part of, and actively contribute to, the flourishing of the new OU research group within the framework of the Sector Plan. Deadline for submissions: 23rd of March 2020 // More information available here 

CfA: 2-year Post-doctoral Fellowship @ULB, BE

[21-02-2020] Université libre de Bruxelles welcomes applications to a full-time post-doctoral position to work in the framework of a research project dealing with “The politicisation of fiscal discipline and the oversight of national budgets in the European Union”. The project is funded by an Incentive Grant for Scientific Research (MIS) from the FNRS (the Fund for Scientific Research in French-Speaking Belgium). The selected researcher will be part of a team supervised by Prof. Amandine Crespy and is expected to start on 1st July 2020 for a duration of two years. The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree for no longer than 5 years at the date of hiring. Excellent command of English is required, with French, Italian or Portuguese skills considered an asset. Deadline for submissions: 30th of March 2020 // More information available here 

Call for Proposals @WIRE Workshop on IR, CA

[16-12-2019] Environmental clubs, such as climate clubs, are voluntary leagues of states or other actors that seek to achieve environmental mitigation goals. The two-day workshop on “Design of Environmental Clubs: Moving from theories to policy proposals” will bring together a diverse group of scholars using a wide range of research methodologies to analyze, evaluate, and inform environmental club design practices and suggest strategies to make effective environmental clubs. Hosted at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver on 4th – 5th of June 2020,   the workshop welcomes short research notes (of around 3000 words) that explore any design feature of environmental clubs or that engage with the determinants of effective environmental clubs more broadly. No registration fee, with limited grants available. Deadline for submissions: 14th of February 2020 // More information here

Open Vacancy: Post-doctoral Researcher @Uni. de Genéve, CH

[16-12-2019] The Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Geneva invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a research team working on a new project “Evaluating the Pursuit of International Development Norms through Peer Review: Evidence from the OECD Development Assistance Committee”. The project is directed by Professor Simone Dietrich (Principal Investigator) and supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project studies the diffusion of international development norms through peer-review, with a particular focus on the OECD Donor Assistance Committee (DAC), which has assessed the foreign aid practices of member states for more than 50 years. The successful candidate will hold a PhD defended no later than 3 years ago (date of viva voce) at time of engagement or near completion, in political science, sociology, economics, statistics, computer science, or related field. French is not required. Deadline for submissions: 15th of February 2020 // More information available here 

Call for Applications: Doctoral Progamme @GIGA, DE

[16-12-2019] The Doctoral Programme of GEM-STONES partner GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies invites applications from prospective doctoral students to join the programme on 1st October 2020. This is a three-year structured programme for junior researchers, in which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of comparative area studies (CAS). Through academic exchanges and fieldwork, doctoral students engage with the “GIGA regions” and build their own networks. Additional grants are provided for fieldwork and conference attendance, and doctoral students are offered involvement in policy advice and knowledge transfer activities. Doctoral degrees will be awarded by one of GIGA’s partner universities. Deadline for submissions: 1st of February 2020 // More information available here 

UACES Doctoral Training Academy:  22nd Nov 2019 @Brussels, BE

[22-11-2019] The Doctoral Training Academy (DTA) is an annual 1-day event for PhD students and Early Career Researchers in European Studies and related disciplines, providing practical advice for researchers at all stages of their PhD, including the immediate years post-submission. This year's theme is teaching and the profession, with sessions on: Research-Led Teaching; Selling Your Teaching Skills to Employers; Technology in Teaching; Module Building; Inclusive Teaching, and Teaching on a Changing Europe. Registration is free and open to PhD students and ECRs worldwide whose research is on contemporary Europe or the European Union. Spaces are limited to 50. More information & registration here

Call for Papers @GTBLab Workshop, CH

[15-11-2019] Geneva Transformative Governance Lab will organise a workshop on ‘The EU & its Member States Joint Participation in International Agreements’, to be hosted on 15th-17th of April, 2020 by the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva. The organisers invite legal and political science PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers to contribute either a theoretical legal reflection on the nature of the EU and its Member States’ joint participation in international agreements; or a case-based contribution analyzing concrete examples of international agreements with joint participation of the EU and its Member States from EU and international law perspectives. Deadline for submissions: 13th of January, 2020 // More information here

Call for Papers & Proposals @ECPR-SGEU Conference, IT

[08-11-2019] The10th Biennial Conference of the Standing Group on the European Union (SGEU) of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) will be hosted by GEM-STONES partner LUISS Guido Carli on 3rd – 6th of June 2020. The conference provides space for researchers from various backgrounds – political science, history, sociology, law, anthropology, philosophy, geography, economics – to present and discuss cutting-edge research focused on the pressing questions of European integration. The organisers are also offering funding for one or more pre-conference workshops dedicated to Early Career Researchers to be organised on 3 June 2020. Deadline for submissions: 16th of December 2019. More information about the conference here & more information about the ECR workshop funding here

One-year Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships @EUI, Italy

[08-11-2019] The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of The European University Institute in Florence, Italy, offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2020 for the academic year 2020-21. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are: (1)Integration, Governance and Democracy; (2) Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and (3) 21st Century World Politics and Europe. Deadline for applications: 25th of November 2019 // More information here

Doctoral Seminar: Ragnar Weilandt 15th Nov 2019 @ULB, BE

GEM PhD School fellow Ragnar Weilandt will publicly present his doctoral thesis produced within the framework of an Erasmus Mundus European Joint Doctorate between the University of Warwick (UK) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The seminar will be followed by a formal defence at the University of Warwick.

By Ragnar Weilandt (Univ. of Warwick & ULB)

Date & Time: Fri 15th November 2019, 14:00-16:00

Location: Kant Room of the Institute for European Studies of the ULB. 39 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1170 Brussels, BE


Call for Project Proposals @G3 Intra-University Projects

[04-10-2019] Representatives of the ULB, Uni. de Genève and Uni. de Montréal are invited to submit joint strategic proposals with an eye on promoting the key values of the G3: innovation, responsibility and French-speaking communities. The funds can be used for e.g. conferences, research stays, shared courses or joint publications. Deadline for submission of project proposals: 1st of December 2019 // More information here (FR).

Call for Proposals @ECPR Conference, AT

[01-10-2019] The 14th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) will be held at the University of Innsbruck in Austria on 26th–28th of August, 2020. With around 500 Panels across c. 70 Sections, the academic programme covers the breadth of political science; developed and delivered by high-profile members of the profession. As a leading industry event, the General Conference continues to facilitate and nurture the development of political science across Europe; delivering an interactive and engaging platform for discussion, debate and innovative thinking. While the sections have been confirmed, the call for full Panels and individual Papers is still open. Deadline for submissions: 18th of February, 2020 // More information here

Élisa Narminio participates in Falling Walls Lab

[30-09-2019] Élisa Narminio (ULB & Waseda University) participated in the Falling Walls Lab Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions competition in Brussels on 26th September 2019. Together with 29 other selected participants she was challenged to present her research in just 3 minutes, competing for a spot in the Falling Walls final in Berlin. Watch a recording of the competition here

Call for Papers @TUM Emerging Scholars’ Workshop, DE

[24-09-2019] Technical University of Münich (TUM) School of Governance will organise an Emerging Scholars’ Workshop on "Power Sharing or Power Shifts? Examining the role of public-private interactions in global governance" in Münich on 28-29 Nov 2019. Proposals are welcome from doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers, as well as junior faculty. Deadline for submission of paper proposals: 30th of September 2019 // More information here

Call for Papers @ECPR Joint Sessions, FR

[18-09-2019] The 48th European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions of Workshops will be organised in Toulouse, France from 14th to 17th of April 2020.  Consisting of around 30 Workshops, each with no more than 15 carefully selected participants from all stages of their careers, topics are precisely defined and discussed intensively for four full days. Deadline for submission of paper proposals: 5th of November 2019 // More information here

Call for Papers @EUIA Conference, BE

[06-09-2019] The seventh edition of‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA) Conference will take place in Brussels from 27th to 29th of May 2020 and focus on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’. #EUIA20 will be the single major stopover of the academic conference circuit in Brussels. The EUIA Conference is organized by The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB), the Institut d’études Européennes at the Université libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB), the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations. Submission of paper abstracts and panel proposals is now open. Deadline for submissions: 14th of November 2019 // More information here

This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.