8 Marie Curie Pre-Doctoral Research Positions in the field of Integration and Migration Open call on March 13th 2013

The Consortium of European institutions taking part in the project “INTEGRIM: Integration and international migration: pathways and integration policies offers a 8 full-time pre-doctoral research positions in the field of Integration and Migration research to pursue their own research project and to develop career skills. INTEGRIM invites applications from highly qualified students. 


INTEGRIM has been created and developed under the Seventh Framework Programme/People by a solid and dynamic network of 8 institutions: Universidad de Deusto, Université de Liège, University of Sussex, Universidade de Lisboa, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Koç University, Central European University (Közép-európai Egyetem) and Université de Poitiers. They all have a proven commitment and capacity to deliver high-quality training fostering a multidisciplinary research career on International Migration and Integration within the European context. The network will apply a qualification framework with a compatible set of qualifications/knowledge/skills across the national systems for graduates of the INTEGRIM programme. Besides, the INTEGRIM research training programme will address the integration challenges that migration flows pose to policy makers, civil society and industrial partners in Europe



The attainment of a high-standard Ph.D. degree is at the core of the INTEGRIM programme. Long-term ESRs will be required to enroll in a Ph.D. programme at any INTEGRIM training partner site to participate in and complete formal postgraduate core coursework that is required and provided at the home institution. ESRs will have to comply with the eligibility requirements at the home institution, including language competence, to fully benefit from the institution’s research environment and the training programme which will be conducted in the language established by each individual training partner site.


Contract duration: 36 months/3 years

Number of positions available: 8 of 36 months

Research Fields: Social Science and Humanities

Career Stage: Early Stage Researchers or 0-4 years (Post Graduate)

Research Profile: First Stage Researcher


The interested candidate should fulfill the following general eligibility criteria:

i) The researcher shall not be a national of a State in which the beneficiary’s research team appointing him/her is located.

In the case of a researcher holding more than one nationality, he/she will be able to be hosted by a beneficiary located in the country of his/her nationality in which (s)he has not resided during the previous 5 years.

At the time of appointment, the researcher may not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her appointment. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

ii) The researcher must fulfill the requirements associated with Early Stage Researchers as defined in Article III:

Early stage researchers: means researchers in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, including the period of research training, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the initial training activities are provided, irrespective whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.

iii) Linguistic competence: Accreditation of minimum European C1 English level supported either through an official degree or through the accreditation of at least two years of higher education in English. The University reserves for itself the right of a language test in case of needing to double check the language skills of the candidate.

iv) University degree on Human and Social Sciences.

* Aditional specific criteria for each partner institution can be checked at:

Please submit a completed application form to be found under the section: “Aplication form” at:

 Deadline for applications: 15th of April. 12.00 pm Brussels time

Applicants (selected or not) will be contacted by the Coordinator during the first days of June.


4 replies on “8 Marie Curie Pre-Doctoral Research Positions in the field of Integration and Migration Open call on March 13th 2013”

Buenas tardes. Soy guatemalteco, de 33 años de edad. Actualmente me encuentro vinculado por más de cinco años a la Universidad Rafael Landívar. Institución de educación superior de inspiración jesuítica confiada a la Compañía de Jesús. Laboro en la Vicerrectoría Académica como Director de la Dirección de Cooperación Académica.

Pose una licenciatura en Ciencias Políticas y Sociales con Orientación en Relaciones Internacionales. Actualmente me encuentro en la recta final de presentación de mi tesis de Maestría en Educación y Aprendizaje Superior.

Estoy muy interesado en inciar mis estudios de doctado. El tema de esta convocatoria es uno de mis interes. Pues mi tesis de licenciatura fue sobre la Integración Regional Centroamericana vista desde la perspectiva de los actores locales, realizando mi estudio de caso en la zona fronteriza del Trifinio; sitio en el que convergen las fronteras de Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras. La oportunidad de contar con una beca para realizar mis estudios a nivel internacional es fundamental, pues sin ello no podría realizarlo dado el alto costo de las mismas.

Ante ello, escrino a ustedes, a fin de realizar un primer contacto y conocer de la ruta que podría seguir para una posible adjudicación de una beca al tenero de esta convocatoria. Aun no he profundizado en la idea de mi tesis doctoral, pero si poseo una idea general, la cual les comparto a continuación:

Tema de interés: investigar el impacto que las desigualdades estructurales en el ámbito social, económico, político, amiental y cultural que persiste a nivel local en las sociedades de la región centroamericana erocionan los pilares establecidos para el fomento y consolidación profunda y real de la Integración Regional Centroamericana.

Su servidor queda muy atento a sus consideración y en la disposición de atender todas sus consultas y facilitar la información que me sea requerida.

Saludos cordiales
Luis A. Lemus

Dear Mr Lemus,

For further information on the project and on the seleccion process you can click “about us” and “vacancies”. There you will find information about each academic partner and about each doctorate programme. If any doubt you can contact the academic contact person of every Institution (see Contact).

Best Regards

Dear sirs,

I am a research master student at the University from Amsterdam (UvA). I am interested in your research position and have two questions regarding the application.

First, it is possible if I select UvA regardless of my current enrollment in the same university? Second, when will be the starting date of the position?

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much.

Best regards,

Pui Yan

Dear Pui Yan,
First of all thank you for your interest on our Project. We are pleased to see that INTEGRIM is being well received.

To apply for a position in the INTEGRIM partnership, please, take into account that it is conformed by 8 academic partners Institutions, with common general eligibility criteria(among them a Mobility Criteria), and some specific criteria for each of them, so please read carefully through them before considering a vacancy.( Therefore, if you have resided or carried out your main activity in the country of the beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her appointment, in this case, The Netherlands, you can not apply for a possition at UVA.

The starting date of the possition depends on the visa and the Institution, but it will be September or October 2013.

For further information on the programme or requirements do not hesitate to contact the academic contact of the corresponding institution.
Please remember that the deadline for submission is next 15th of April.

Best regards

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