MOVES – Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges

A European Joint Doctorate (EJD) Programme funded by the European Union

This doctoral programme is defined by a unique collaboration between university researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences and partners across sectors (NGOs, charities working with migrants and cultural and creative industries) in five EU countries. It identifies the contemporary issue of migration as a problem to be treated within the wide context of modernity, acknowledging the way it has shaped European identity, first in the outward thrust of European nations in colonial movements, then through emigration from many European countries, and recently through immigration as the predominant form of mobility in Europe.


Early-Stage Researchers (ESR), who must, at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. They can be of any nationality, but they must have resided or carried out their main activity outside the country of the recruiting university (see above; “recruiting university” is the first university where they will pursue their research and do their training in EJD MOVES) in the three years immediately prior to their recruitment. In the case of researchers with refugee status, refugee procedure is not counted as a period of residence/activity in the country of the recruiting university.


Each project represents one full Doctoral scholarship plus an associated remuneration package, the details of which will be published on the MOVES website.


Submission deadline: 15 February 2019, 23:59. Required documents will have to be submitted electronically after 15 January 2019 in .pdf format to .

Details about the projects and full instructions on how to apply can be found on the MOVES website.