BI wins two Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowships

15 February 2024

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are some of the most competitive research fellowships in Europe. The successful candidates will be based at BI's Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, and Department of Marketing.

“BI is among the leading business schools in Europe. To build on and improve our standing we need to attract the best international researchers. Competing for external funding is one important way to do this. I am delighted that we have won not just one, but two Marie Curie fellowships this year,” says Harald Øverby, Provost for Research, Learning, and Impact and BI Norwegian Business School.

The fellowships target researchers holding a PhD who want to carry out research activities abroad, acquire new skills, and develop their careers. Interested researchers apply together with a host organization. The fellowships are awarded based on the merits of both the researcher, the supervisor, and the institution.

BI has been awarded funding for two fellowships: one studying sustainability and the other researching labour market inclusion.

Karen Gorissen from Belgium will investigate why consumers don't choose sustainable products and services even when these are available. She will be supervised by Professor Luk Warlop from the Department of Marketing.

Sahizer Samuk from Turkey will study the factors holding the spouses of migrants back from participating in the labour market. She will be supervised by Lina Daouk-Öyry from the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour.

Facts about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowships

  • Fellowships are awarded annually.
  • There are two types of fellowships: European Postdoctoral Fellowships targeting researchers moving within Europe or coming to Europe from another part of the world, and Global Postdoctoral Fellowships funding mobility of researchers outside Europe.
  • The calls are extremely competitive, with over eight thousand applications to last year’s call and a success rate of only 15 percent.
  • The funding is for two years and covers living costs, travel costs, and research activities.
  • If you would like to know more about these postdoctoral fellowships, please contact BI's Research Administration Office on research@bi.no.
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