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School of Business and Management

Calls for Expression of Interest from Postdoctoral Researchers

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships – Calls for Expressions of Interest

 School of Business and Management

Queen Mary University of London



The School of Business and Management (SBM) at Queen Mary University of London welcomes expressions of interest from potential postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record, to apply jointly with a research supervisor from SBM to the European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme. Selected candidates will be provided with nominated academic support at SBM, and assistance from the EU Unit, Joint Research Management Office with regard to proposal development.

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The Marie Sklodowska-Curie (post-doc) Individual Fellowship is a prestigious European funding scheme that supports mobility, career development, and training within and beyond Europe. The scheme offers 1-2 years’ highly competitive salary, a mobility allowance, and research costs. Fellows must always move, or have just moved, country to take up the fellowship.


  • European Fellowships (12-24 months) at host institutions in EU Member States or Associated Countries, open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe
  • Global Fellowships have a secondment (12-24 months) at a host institution in a country outside Europe, followed by a mandatory return period (12 months) to a European host institution

Full details of the Scheme and application process can be found at:

This scheme aims to support the best, most promising individual researchers with a doctoral degree, or at least 4 years’ full time research experience from anywhere in the world. It supports ‘bottom up’ research. Candidates should have a very strong CV and publications record (relative to their career stage).

The call was published on 12 April 2018, and the final deadline date for your applications is 12 September 2018.


All expressions of interest must meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme. In particular, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals.


Research Areas

SBM seeks to sustain and enhance a distinctive research profile and ensure a supportive and intellectually challenging business and management research culture, which emphasises the interconnected nature of business with respect to: 
1) the societal and historical context
2) social justice issues 
3) governance in the private, public and third sectors. 

We would welcome applications for this scheme in any of the following areas:

  1. Business marketing, supply chain management, inter-organisational strategy, and innovation
  2. Equality, diversity and inclusion in work, careers and organisations

  1. International monetary economics and finance; macro and development economics; labour economics behaviour, institutions and networks; intellectual property
  2. Accounting and accountability

  1. Ethical and political dimensions of new forms of work and emerging workplaces; ethics and politics of global tendencies in business and the environment, logistics and energy, finance and property, and regulation and governance
  2. Leadership, organisational and management learning 

  1. Public management: national governments; strategic management in international organisations; management of public services; regulatory activity
  2. Behavioural finance

  1. Marketing interactions, communication and theory; digitisation communication technology; fragmentation of consumer markets; consumer behaviour: cross-border nature of branding
  2. Borderlines: Action Research Cluster in Creative and Cultural Economies


How to express your interest in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at SBM


Expressions of Interest should consist of the following documentation:

1) A copy of your CV (max. 2 pages plus full list of publications)

2) A 2 page (A4) Research Proposal Summary, which includes details as to which research

area(s) from the list above, you are interested in

3) Covering letter

4) Identification of at least two possible SBM supervisors


Please submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) pack to Monira Begum, Research Manager   ( by Friday 22nd June 2018.  


Expressions of interest will be selected based on the quality of the research idea and candidates will be invited to make a formal application with their SBM supervisor(s). Results will be announced in July.