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24 ESR and ER Fellowships Available across all Nodes

on Wed, 15/01/2014 - 11:22

The PODER network is currently not accepting applications for fellowships. New recrutiment rounds will be advertised on the homepage. 

PODER aims to provide a new generation of European doctoral students with training in the latest techniques for the design and evaluation of innovative and effective policies to fight poverty.

The training will combine coursework and methodological tools taught at the academic nodes with on-site training in project management and data collection learnt from private sector partners, international organizations and NGOs. PODER’s research agenda will be organisedaround three work packages: 1) health, education and inequality, 2) private sector development, and 3) governance, political economy and institutions.

  • Training will involve student exchanges across nodes, participation in team research projects, and support for students’ travel and field work. The distinguishing features are:
  • formal coursework with emphasis on rigorous empirical methods and exposure to other disciplines in PhD courses, workshops and summer schools;
  • active participation in data collection and policy work in developing countries, attained through participation in impact evaluations;
  • internships with private sector partners who work on large scale policy implementation and evaluation, as well as with firms who invest in development countries for sustainable development;
  • opportunities to forge relationships with faculty and students throughout Europe through exchanges, workshops, and virtual networks.

The research will focus on the following topics:

WP1 Human Resources (Health, education policy and inequality)

WP2 Firms and productivity (private sector development)

WP3 The public sector (Governance, political economy and institutions)


Appointed candidates will be expected to carry out research on one or more of these topics and collaborate with local faculty.



Pre-Doctoral Researchers (Early Stage Researchers)

  • Must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research career. This is calculated from the date they obtained a qualification (Masters or equivalent) allowing them to embark on a doctorate;
  • The length of individual appointment will be limited to between 3 and 36 months;
  • The basic living allowance for the Early Stage Researcher Fellowships is up to 38,000€/year + mobility allowance (€1,000/month for researchers with family charges; €700/month for researchers without family charges). 

Post-Doctoral Researchers (Experienced Researchers)

  • Must either be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience;
  • The research experience may not exceed 5 years at the time of recruitment;
  • The length of individual appointment will be limited from 3 to 24 months;
  • The basic gross living allowance for the Experienced Researcher Fellowships is up to 58,500 €/year + mobility allowance (€1,000/month for researchers with family charges; €700/month for researchers without family charges).  

Please, note that the living allowance is a gross EU contributions to the salary costs of the researcher. Consequently, the net salary results form deducting all compulsory (both employer and employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amount.

Candidates must NOT have legally resided or have had their main activity in the country where they seek employment for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the starting date.

For more information on the Marie Curie Actions please check the following website:


An application should be sent to CEPR at [email protected]. Please mention PODER in the subject line.


Yukti's picture


I was wondering if the results for ESR recruitment have been announced or if not when are they likely to be finalised. 



Yukti Gupta