The Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies in the School of Arts at Birkbeck, University of London, warmly welcomes proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 scheme.

These prestigious grants are the main tool to support the transnational mobility and career development of the most talented researchers. Applications are made jointly by the researcher and host organisation.

There are two types of fellowship:

  1. European Fellowships: They are open to researchers of any nationality and any country, who decide to come to Birkbeck, University of London for a period of 12-24 months.
  2. Global Fellowships: They are open to researchers of European nationality or longterm residents in Europe. The fellowship includes a period of 12-24 months in an extra-European institution and a period of 12 months back to Birkbeck, University of London.


To be eligible to the 2021 MSCA Postdoctoral fellowship the researcher must meet the following conditions:

  • To hold a PhD title at the call deadline (12 October 2021)
  • To have less than 8 years research experience after PhD
  • For European Fellowship: Not to have resided or carried their main activity in the UK for more than 12 in the 36 months before call deadline (12 October 2021).
  • For Global Fellowship: Not to have resided or carried their main activity in the selected third country for more than 12 in the 36 months before call deadline AND to be a EU citizen or long-term resident.

Candidates are expected to be fluent in English, to have excellent teamwork attitude, organizational skills, and ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

For more details visit MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Luciana Martins (

The Host

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics in the School of Arts at Birkbeck brings together a community of scholars with shared interests in interdisciplinary topics and transnational phenomena, covering applied linguistics, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish-speaking cultures from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Hosting the dynamic Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS), our Spanish and Latin American Studies section welcomes applications from candidates with research interests in:

  • Visuality and modernity in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Environmental humanities
  • Cinematic landscapes
  • Cultural heritage in Latin America
  • Culture and politics in urban spaces
  • Spanish Republican exile
  • State transformation from dictatorship to transition to democracy in Spain
  • Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Hispanic art history
  • Visual culture of slavery in the Iberian Empire
  • Perceptions of race and visuality in the Iberian Empire
  • Spanish sociopragmatics
  • Digital discourse analysis
  • Discursive racism/hate speech
  • Intercultural communication

Deadline for expressions of interest: Monday 2 August 2021 to CILAVS’ Co-Director Luciana Martins (

The expression of interest should include:

  • CV
  • A 100-word abstract
  • An outline (2 pages maximum) of the research proposal, including intended publication outputs
  • Identification of potential mentor

Applicants to be supported by CILAVS will be informed by Friday 6 August 2021.

Thereafter all necessary support structures will be put in place to ensure the application can be submitted in time for the deadline.

Final Application Deadline: 12 October 2021