The International Institute of Social History in the Netherlands (IISH) invites postdoc fellows to apply together for postdoc funding in the context of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual fellowship scheme for EF (European Fellows).

IISH, a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (abbreviated: KNAW) is the world’s leading institute in socio-economic history. This worldwide research is focused on the last five hundred years of globalization (1500-2000). Work is examined in all its manifestations, from clerical positions to domestic service and from volunteer work to entrepreneurship. The term labour relations denotes the multiplicity of power relations in the course of performing work, from employment to entrepreneurship, from family settings to partnerships, and from slavery to wage labour.

MC Individual Fellowships are open to researchers of all nationalities. The MSCA mobility rule applies: the researcher must not have lived, worked, or studied in the Netherlands more than 12 months during the 3 years prior to the deadline. The duration of the fellowship is 12 to 24 months and primarily covers the salary of the researcher plus a family allowance for spouses and/or children.

Applicants either hold a PhD degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience at the moment of the deadline.

The deadline for Marie S. Curie Individual Fellowships will be on 9 September 2020.

Interested candidates should send their CV, including the name of their preferred supervisor at the IISH, a list of publications, and a short motivation letter no later than April 1, 2020 to For more information, please contact dr Daphne Lentjes, Advisor Research Funding at the KNAW Humanities Cluster (