Copenhagen Business School - Call for Expressions of Interest: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Copenhagen Business SchoolDepartment of Economics

Location:Copenhagen, Denmark

Salary: The present salary ratefor a MSCA grant in DK is 80.500€/annually. Salary will be negotiated in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Central Academic Organisation. The MSCA grant includes mobility and possibly a family allowance of EUR 660/month, if the researcher is eligible.

Hours: Full-time Contract type: Fixed term.

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: June1st, 2021.

Closing date for submission of final applications: September 15th, 2021

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) are prestigious fellowships funded by the European Commission. They offer a generous allowance for 24 months including mobility, family and research allowance.Applicants must hold a PhD and have a maximum of 8 years research experience after their PhD was awarded. Applicants can be from any country, but must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline on September 15th, 2021. If the applicant has never before lived in Denmark, the applicant will be eligible for special taxation scheme. MSCA follows a bottom-up approach, which means that the research fields and topics are not predefined by the MSCA programme.IntroductionThe Department of Economicsat Copenhagen Business School (CBS) welcomes expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record of research and publication to apply jointly with a supervisor from the Economicsdepartmentto the European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from a senior professor, as well as CBS’s Research Support Office to develop their proposal and application for submission to the European Commission by 15 September 2021. The selected candidate may benefit from travel funding provided by CBS to visit the host professor for 1-2 days in July/August 2021 to discuss and plan the full proposal for submission to the European Commission. If travel is not possible, online meetings will be arranged.

The host at CBS is Prof. Tooraj Jamasb, Chair in Energy Economics and Director of Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI). Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure ( The Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI) conducts research in tomorrow’s energy infrastructure from an economic policy point-of-view to ensure a successful transition towards a new sustainable European Energy Infrastructure based on volatile and largely renewable energy sources. CSEI is established as a think tank in the form of a European research centre at CBS' Department of Economics and delivers expertise and new knowledge as well as education within energy infrastructure in close cooperation with stakeholders from the sector, the European Commission and society at large. Details of the Department of Economics,  Copenhagen Business School can be found:

Research themes: Expressions of Interest that are aligned with one or more of the following research themes are welcome:

  1. Energy and Environmental Economics
  2. RegulatoryEconomics
  3. Energy Market Design
  4. Energy Infrastructure Economics and Policy
  5. Energy Technology and Innovation Economics
  6. Energy System Integration
  7. European Green Deal and Energy Market Integration
  8. Energy Aspects of Transport
  9. Energy Issues in Developing Countries

Candidates with relevant(interdisciplinary) background ineconomics, and other disciplines such as social sciences, engineering, etc.are welcome to apply.

Expressions of interest should include: CV including a full list of publications, research grants, and projects. A max 2-3 page Research Proposal Summary aligned with one or more of the above themes. A max 1-2 page motivation letter identifying synergies with key research areas listed above. Please apply by sending your proposal as asingle PDF file named ‘MSCA-IF Expression of Interest-Tooraj Jamasb/CSEI by June 1, 2021. Email:

Expressions of interest will be selected based onthe quality of the research idea and the candidate’s track  record. Successful candidates will be informed by mid-June 2021 when they will be invited to make a formal application to the European Commission with their CBS host Prof.Tooraj Jamasb.To allow sufficient time for institutional approvals, a draft of the full proposal is expected to be ready for review by the host by August 10, 2021.