Apply for Early Stage Researcher for the Disability Advocacy Research in Europe (DARE)

8 April 2019

Applications close at 23:59 GMT on 6 May 2019

Applications are now invited for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in a new Marie Curie Network focused on the rights of persons with disabilities. The DARE network (Disability Advocacy Research in Europe) will recruit fifteen ESRs working on different topics related to disability rights, to be based in eight universities and non-governmental organisations across Europe, each working towards completion of a PhD.

This is an exciting, interdisciplinary research network, where ESRs will receive training in law, disability studies, public and social policy and related disciplines, as well as opportunities to put their skills into practice through secondment opportunities at a wide range of partner organisations. The goal of this network is to provide opportunities for the next generation of disability rights researchers - who will support the further development, implementation and monitoring of the human rights set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Information on each of the 15 different research positions, the hosting organisations and awarding institutions for the PhD can be found on the University of Galway's official website

EDF will be involved in the dissemination of the project results, and organise together with the University of Maastricht the project’s final conference in Brussels

To be eligible for this ESR post you must:

  • have been engaged in full time research for less than 4 years at the time of application, and have not yet obtained a doctorate degree.
  • meet the mobility requirements for Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers. At the time of selection, you will not have resided or carried your main activity (e.g. work, study etc.) in Belgium for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to 1 September 2019 (short stays such as holidays are not taken into account).
  • be a native English speaker or have passed the academic IELTS (minimum score: 7.5) or TOEFL internet-based (minimum score: 113) tests or completed your Masters degree in English

The application will require:

  • a motivation letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • certified transcripts of results of Masters’ degree in relevant discipline (depending on position applied for, law, humanities or social sciences).
  • evidence of IELTS or TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers.
  • two recent reference letters sent directly by the referees via email (including applicant name and hosting network partner name in email title).
  • 2,500 word research proposal in the following format: Background to the research proposal, objectives and main research question, Description of the proposed research, Methodology and proposed timeline for completion of research, Original contribution to knowledge of the proposed research (including potential for broader societal impact) and Literature references

To apply

A detailed application guide is now available: DARE Application Guide

Please download the Central DARE application form and the DARE Academic Reference form

Applications close at 23:59 GMT on 6 May 2019


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