Early Stage Researcher on Gender and Cultures of Equality at CEU

Deadline: 25 November 2015
Open to: researchers with MA degree, and with a demonstrable interest and experience in Gender studies
Funding: according to the rules of EU Marie Currie European Training Network programs


The Central European University (Hungary) invites applications for a 36 months fixed term post (1 March 2016 until 31 January 2019) as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in gender studies to research and write a PhD thesis within the area of ‘European boundaries and the production of cultures of equality’.

Successful applicant will be based with the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University. This call will enable 15 researchers to work on the EU-funded European Training Network ‘GRACE: Gender and Cultures of Equality’.

Candidates are welcomed with Master’s degrees, a demonstrable interest and experience in Gender studies, English language skills, and a willingness to spend a period of 6-9 months on secondment at Utrecht University (Netherlands). Applicants will be required to submit a 1000 word research proposal outlining the innovative ways in which they will tackle this project .


Applications are accepted from candidates with an MA or equivalent degree from any discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The applicant have to fulfill CEU requirements for language proficiency.

Students enrolled in a doctoral program at CEU may not be simultaneously enrolled in other institutions of higher education, and are required, at the beginning of their studies at CEU, to sign a declaration to this effect. More detailed explanation of eligibility conditions you can find HERE.


You can review the funding aspects of this call under point 5  “Financial Aspects” at the document here.

The financial support for ITN projects is calculated on the basis of eligible person months and takes the form of grants covering up to 100% of the costs. Funding is exclusively in the form of unit costs (researcher and institutional unit costs). Unit costs are fixed amounts and apply to all categories of eligible costs. You can review the sums with more details specification in the document indicated above.


The application package should include:

  1. an application letter (not exceeding 500 words);
  2. CV;
  3. the contact information of three references;
  4. 1000 word research proposal as required;
  5. an official English version OR translation of your full master’s transcript (transcript = an official report supplied by a school on the record of an individual student, listing subjects studied and grades received), including an explanation of the grading system;
  6. an official English version OR translation of your master’s diploma;
  7. proof of language proficiency according to the CEU requirements;
  8. (optional) an academic writing sample.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in either on-line or in-person job interviews, and will be subject to pre-employment checks prior to any appointment.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to grace@ceu.edu before midnight November 25, 2015 putting in the subject line ‘job application ESR8’.

For more information and list of documents for submission please visit official website.
For more information about this position check out the official call HERE.

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