Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships




Newcastle University’s Medieval and Early Modern Studies Faculty Research Group invites expressions of interest from eligible researchers seeking to apply to the Individual Fellowship-European Fellowship scheme of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. These Fellowships last 12-24 months and have a research project as their focus, with a strong element of advanced training both in the research area and in transferable skills. The ideal fellow will be able to engage in a two-way transfer of knowledge, acquiring skills and/or knowledge from and sharing her or his expertise wit, Newcastle researchers.


Medieval and Early Modern Research Studies is an interdisciplinary research group which incorporates MEDLAB (Early Medieval, Late Antique and Byzantine Studies). MEMS’ members belong to the disciplines of Literature, Archaeology, History, Classics and Music and are listed here:



    We specifically welcome applications in the following key areas:

    • Early Medieval, Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

    • Roman frontier studies

    • Late medieval and early modern book history and manuscript studies

    • Drama and/or performance in the medieval and early modern periods, including musical performance and reading aloud

    • European intellectual and religious history

    • Scholarly editing projects

    • Digital humanities projects (especially TEI-based projects)


    We cordially encourage and welcome applications from outstanding scholars eager to work in an interdisciplinary environment for the Individual Fellowship Scheme. Applicants must have a track record (appropriate to career stage) of peer-reviewed publication(s) in internationally recognised outlets. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements



    On the date of the deadline, candidates:

    (i) must have at least four years’ full-time equivalent research experience (which can include doctoral studies)

    (ii) and/or be in possession of a doctoral degree.

    (iii) cannot have spent more than 12 months of the past 3 years in the UK.


    If the fellow is resuming research after a career break of at least one year (within the 18 months immediately prior to the deadline), or is a European national or long term resident returning to Europe after a period outside Europe, a modified mobility rule applies: in these cases the researchers must not have carried out their main activity in the country of their host for more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the deadline.

     Expressions of Interest

    Expressions of interest should be sent to  &  by 1 June 2018. Please submit:

    • CV (maximum of 2 sides of A4)

    • Outline of project, the training you need to achieve the project goals, and why Newcastle University is a good place to do this particular project. You should identify a preferred supervisor.(maximum of 2 sides of A4)

    • Confirmation that you meet the eligibility criteria (in a cover letter)

      These should be sent as a single PDF with your name as the file name. Applications which do not include these three components and/or which are over-length will not be considered. 


      Selection Process

      Expressions of interest will be assessed by the MEMS steering committee and by colleagues with specific expertise in the project area. Only applicants that meet the eligibility criteria and our additional criteria will be considered. The most promising applicant(s) based on the relative strength of CVs and proposals will be provided with further guidance and support for the purposes of submitting a full Individual Fellowship application with the nominated supervisor.  

      Successful applicants will work within the same School as their supervisor, will be invited to present to and lead MEMS seminars and workshops and enabled, if they wish, to curate a programme of events relevant to their project.

      Please ensure that you consult the comprehensive guidance documents on the website before starting your application:


      Those applicants whom we wish to support will be contacted by 15 June 2018.