10 PhD Positions under Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships 2019

10 PhD Positions: The MEDiverSEAty Doctoral Network offers 10 PhD positions aimed at integrating the human dimension into Mediterranean marine biodiversity conservation efforts. This program spans six European countries and focuses on ocean literacy and marine biodiversity conservation through a comprehensive training and research program.

10 PhD Positions under Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

  • MEDiverSEAty Doctoral Network Overview: 🌊
    • Investigates human dimensions of Mediterranean Marine Biodiversity.
    • Emphasizes integrating human dimension into biodiversity study for conservation strategies.
    • Focus areas include marine citizen sciences, maritime spatial planning, and economic values of marine biodiversity.
    • Aims to translate multidimensional vision into actions, policies, and strategies.
  • Key Objectives of MEDiverSEAty: 🎯
    • Fill gaps in political and scientific debate regarding diversity’s role in European citizens’ relationship with marine biodiversity.
    • Train and research program focusing on Ocean Literacy and Marine Biodiversity Conservation.
  • PhD Positions Offered: 🎓
    • 10 positions covering various topics in marine sciences, policies, and education across European countries.
    • Each position tied to specific universities and doctoral programs.
  • Training Program Components: 📚
    • 10 pillars including mobility between partners, workshops, symposiums, project meetings, online training, and coaching.
    • Involves developing an ocean collaborative research platform and gender perspective mentoring.
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks Programme: 💼
    • Offers competitive salaries and working conditions for selected candidates.
    • Includes monthly living allowance, mobility allowance, and family allowance.
  • Eligibility Requirements and Application Process: 📝
    • Criteria include H2020 MSCA Mobility Rule, ESR eligibility, and host institution specific requirements.
    • Programme duration is 36 months, starting between October and November 2024.
    • Application deadline is 31st May 2024.
  • Equal Opportunity and Contact Information: 🤝
    • All network institutions are equal opportunity employers.
    • For inquiries, use the provided contact form.

Summary Table

Title10 PhD Positions under Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Study AreaMarine Biodiversity, Ocean Literacy, Marine Sciences
LocationItaly, Malta, France, Spain, Montenegro, Greece
Eligibility/QualificationCompliance with H2020 MSCA Mobility Rule and ESR criteria, Master’s degree in relevant field, proficiency in English
DescriptionMultidimensional training program involving mobility, workshops, symposia, and online training
How to ApplySubmission of applications by May 31, 2024; details on individual project calls
Last DateMay 31, 2024

Study Area

  • Marine Biodiversity
  • Ocean Literacy
  • Marine Sciences


  • Italy
  • Malta
  • France
  • Spain
  • Montenegro
  • Greece


  • H2020 MSCA Mobility Rule: Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to recruitment.
  • H2020 MSCA ESR Criteria: Applicants must be in the first four years of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Host Institution Requirements: Must meet the specific eligibility criteria of the host institution, including having a Master’s degree in a relevant field, proficiency in English, and good scientific writing and presentation skills.


MEDiverSEAty aims to bridge gaps in Mediterranean marine biodiversity conservation by incorporating human dimensions into strategies. The program involves interdisciplinary workshops, secondments, symposia, online training, and personal coaching, fostering a comprehensive approach to marine science and policy.

Key Features of the Training Program:

  1. Mobility between partners with at least one 6-month secondment.
  2. Annual interdisciplinary workshops in each partner country.
  3. MEDiverSEAty Symposium on relevant marine topics.
  4. Regular project meetings.
  5. Annual webinars addressing key topics.
  6. Access to the MEDiverSEAty learning platform.
  7. Personal coaching and mentoring.
  8. Training on Ocean-Archive.org platform management.
  9. Gender perspective mentoring.
  10. Community-building activities.


  • Competitive salary and working conditions under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks Programme.
  • Monthly living allowance: €3,400 (adjusted by country correction coefficient).
  • Mobility allowance: €600/month.
  • Family allowance (if applicable): €660/month.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications by May 31, 2024. Detailed submission procedures and recruitment process timelines are available on the individual research project calls for applications.

Last Date

May 31, 2024

For more information, please visit the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions website.



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