Call for MSCA Individual Fellowship candidates at the Museum of Cultural History

Are you a talented and ambitious postdoc thinking about your next career move? Would you like to spend the next two years developing your research in Oslo, at Norway’s largest university museum?

The Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo is seeking talented and ambitious postdocs for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020.

The Museum of Cultural History is looking to host talented postdocs as MSCA Individual Fellows who will work with our staff activating the enormous potential of our collections and developing innovative techniques and approaches to studies of objects and landscapes. The fellowship offers exciting possibilities to boost your career, and is designed to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers through advanced training and international and inter sectoral mobility. Applicants need a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research to apply. For further information on the application process and eligibility criteria, see the EU Commisions webpage on Individual Fellowships. The deadline for MSCA-IF in 2020 will be 9 September.

We are located at the heart of the capital of Norway, just a short walk from the beautiful Oslo fjord and the green parks and forests that surrounds the city center. The Museum of Cultural History is a university museum and belongs to the University of Oslo. The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest university, the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway - and one of the World's Top 100 universities.

We offer the right candidate comprehensive support and guidance throughout the application process. The Museum of Cultural History will invite relevant incoming candidates to Oslo for an MSCA-IF application workshop and meetings with supervisors and support staff from 18 May  to 20 May, 2020. Places are limited and participants will be selected based on relevance and potential for excellence.

The Museum of Cultural History (MCH) manages the largest archaeological and ethnographic collections in Norway, including finds from prehistoric times to the reformation, and with ethnographic and numismatic objects from all parts of the world until modern times. The collections of the museum include the iconic Viking ships, ecclesiastical art from the Middle Ages, the Coin Cabinet with more than 20.000 coins from the Viking Age and Middle Ages, the national Runic Archive, a large ethnographic collection and advanced conservation labs. With a large scientific staff, the museum has expertise that covers most periods and subject matters, with a particularly large academic community within the fields of Mesolithic/Neolithic and Viking/Medieval research.

The Museum of Cultural History promotes research of high quality and innovation, in close interaction with public outreach and the management of culture and cultural heritage. Our particular research areas are Cultural heritage, Innovation and Landscapes, see more in the research strategies of The Museum of Cultural History.

For the 2020 call we particularly welcome expressions of interest from high quality researchers in the following research areas:

  • Cultural Heritage Crime
  • Source Community
  • Stone Age Research
  • Viking Age Studies

Please contact our research advisors at for further information, and for help to match your skills and experience to the right supervisor for you.

Published Feb. 18, 2020 11:56 AM - Last modified Nov. 3, 2020 8:35 AM