Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship project on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

    07/04/2018 11:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    United Kingdom, Sheffield
    Sheffield Hallam University
    Research Support Office
    Sheffield Buisness School

Sheffield Business School (Sheffield Hallam University) seeks to host promising researchers under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship programme (H2020-MSCA-IF) for the round of 2018 submission.

Prospective Fellows may be of any nationality, should have completed or be near to completion of a doctoral degree and should have been working outside of the UK for the last three years. Prospective Fellows should have a track record in scholarly activity (as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications) or industry based research and innovation (as evidenced by patents, awards etc.).

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships support mobility, career development, and training within and beyond Europe, including opportunities to enhance creative and innovative potential of fellows and offer up to 2 years’ highly competitive salary, a mobility allowance, family allowance and research costs. Career Development Plan should be established jointly by the host supervisor and the fellow. In addition to research objectives, this plan comprises the researcher's training and career needs, including training on transferable skills, planning for publications and participation in conferences. It would be an excellent opportunity for people especially those have completed their PhD studies or a post-doc research to have a wonderful working and living experience in the UK.

If you are interested in applying for the fellowship with a project in foreign direct investment (FDI) area, please do get in touch with Professor Lucy Zheng (email at l.zheng@shu.ac.uk with your full academic CV and a briefing project proposal attached), with whom you can jointly develop the research proposal. It can be any topic in FDI area, for example, the impact of FDI on EU's knowledge/technology transfer and spillovers, or any other topics related to FDI without exclusive.

Fellow profile

1. Economics background (ideally), with research experience of data collecting and analysing (either primarily or/and secondary data)

2. Experience and skills to use software (such as Stata, E-Views, or SPSS, ideally, but can be trained via the project)

3. Some experience of journal article publications

4. General knowledge of FDI theories and literature (can be developed through the project)

5. Knowledge of EU regarding economic, social and political issues in general, or a specific country in particular

Selection process

The selection will be made on the basis of the relevance to the project and academic excellence.