Impact on Volunteering – Call for Proposals
The Marie Curie Individual Fellowships is a European funding programme that supports mobility and career development. It offers generous compensation as well as mobility and family allowances and research costs. The Fellowship is expected to last 12-24 months. Candidates applying for this position must have a PhD or four years’ full time research experience. If the researcher has lived in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to September 14th 2017, they would be required to relocate to Liverpool. All relocation costs would be covered.
VMM International invites committed, experienced researchers to submit research proposals for Marie Curie Individual Fellowships in Development Studies on the topic of ‘The Impact of International Volunteering’. Impact here refers to the impact on the volunteers, on the communities and organisations oversees, and on the volunteers’ home communities. It is envisaged that the researcher would carry out a significant amount of field work in East Africa.
VMM International will be able to offer the researcher office space in either our Dublin or our Liverpool office, appoint a supervisor to the researcher and provide necessary training, offer assistance in planning oversees research trips, and facilitate access to archives on VMM volunteers and projects spanning 50 years.
Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
• A detailed curriculum vitae.
• A covering letter describing the candidate’s current research interests.
• Two relevant publications.
• A research proposal responding to the above concept note (of a maximum of 1500 words).
• Two letters of recommendation written by Development Studies researchers.
Deadline for application is 16 August 2017. Full application for Marie Curie fellowship is 14 September 2017.