Researchers and Faculty

Research offers for European collaboration

CIVICA unites the research communities of ten leading European universities. Our aim is to create an integrated European research space in the social sciences and humanities, built upon shared resources, facilities and pools of expertise.

Through various joint initiatives and opportunities, CIVICA enables doctoral fellows and researchers to exchange on ongoing research, advance their professional and methods skills, team up for collaborative projects, and network with colleagues working on similar topics.

CIVICA's offers at (post)doctoral level include the Early Stage Researcher course catalogue, summer schools, and methods and skills workshops.

For researchers and faculty, CIVICA offers rich opportunities for collaboration and exchange around current and emerging European challenges.

Funded research

Collaborative research projects

These interdisciplinary projects bring together scholars from CIVICA universities to conduct policy relevant research on major societal challenges. 

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CIVICA research proposals

Faculty and (post-doctoral) researchers of the CIVICA universities are invited to submit proposals for new collaborative research projects and/or proposals for seed funding to apply for larger grants.

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Faculty short visits

Faculty and postdoctoral researchers in CIVICA universities are invited to submit proposals for a short 2-5 day visit at another CIVICA university.

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Post-doctoral fellowship programme

A unique funded opportunity for postdoctoral researchers in the social sciences and humanities to spend an academic year at one of the CIVICA partner institutions.

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Trainings and workshops

Teacher Development Programme

Doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from across the CIVICA alliance are invited to complete this free cross-institutional programme to strengthen their teaching skills. 

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ESR course catalogue

Explore the classes, workshops and seminars currently on offer for CIVICA Early Stage Researchers (PhDs and PostDocs)

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PhD Clinic - The CIVICA Researcher Directory

Are you in search of the ideal counterpart for your research topics? The PhD Clinic serves as a forum where early-stage researchers can identify and contact faculty members at CIVICA partner universities whose expertise is relevant to their respective dissertation topics.

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CIVICA Research Hub

Explore the CIVICA Research Hub and find out on past research projects and scientific outputs from the Horizon2020 project.


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