Application guidelines

Eligible candidates should apply online, using the central submission system.

All documents need to be submitted as a single PDF (max. 30 MB).

Which documents do eligible candidates have to submit?

In a single PDF, you must arrange your documents in the following order:

  • Letter of motivation,
  • Proposal of 5 pages related to one or both of the two ESR projects (in case you are applying for more than one project, please provide a separate proposal for each one),
  • Updated CV with the dates of relevant diplomas (day, month and year),
  • Relevant certificates (scans of school leaving certificate, university transcripts and degree certificates), and
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Short self-written statement about your knowledge of the host countries language
  • Statement of knowledge of social science research methods

Two letters of recommendation from Professors must be sent to us via e-mail. The recommendation letters should NOT be included in the PDF file which you upload but should be sent separately to glomo(at)

Applications that are not submitted in this order will not be accepted. Free software for creating PDFs and merging them into a single document is available on the internet, e.g. the PDFcreator. Please, use your surname to name your application file (SURNAME.pdf; make sure to avoid special characters). Please submit the completed file using our online application form which will be linked here.

Application deadline is June 19, 2020.

What are the eligibility criteria for applicants?

  • You have a relevant university degree (master's degree or equivalent), e.g. in Business Administration, Business Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Sciences, Economic Geography or related fields.
  • You have excellent proficiency of the English language.
  • Only applications that are complete, in English and in the right order, have been named as needed (SURNAME.pdf; avoid special characters) and that have been submitted before the deadline (June 19, 2020) will be considered eligible.
  • The positions are open to all nationalities. However, your application has to comply with the European Commission's Mobility Rule, meaning that at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date (start of the employment contract, 1st of July 2020 or later). Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account (European Commission's Guide for Applicants(1.0 MB), p. 16).
  • You are an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR), meaning that in case you have already gained prior work experience in academia, you shall be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career at the time of recruitment by the host organisation and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when you obtained the degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. Part-time research experience will be counted pro-rata (European Commission's Guide for Applicants(1.0 MB), p. 16).
  • Please be aware that participating host organisations may apply additional criteria. Thus, please check the descriptions of the projects carefully.

If you have further questions please refer to our FAQ section