Are you looking for a community of scholars that accompanies and supports you in every step of your EU-funded project application?

The Research Center on Digital Humanities of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (DHMoRe) welcomes researchers of any age and nationality wishing to develop innovative and ambitious research projects.

DHMoRe has extensive experience in coordinating EU-funded projects, namely Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Horizon Europe and H2020 collaborative projects.

As Host Institution of ERC, MSCA and Horizon Europe collaborative projects, we offer support, supervision and training in all phases of project designing and implementation.

DHMoRe main areas of expertise are:

  • Contemporary History
  • Modern History
  • Medieval History
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Cultural, religious, and intellectual history
  • Public History
  • Digital Humanities
  • Migration studies
  • Humanities

In the MSCA scheme, there are 2 types of Postdoctoral Fellowships:

  1. European Postdoctoral Fellowships. Theyare open to researchers moving within Europe or coming to Europe from another part of the world to pursue their research career. These fellowships take place in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country and can last between 1 and 2 years. Researchers of any nationality can apply.
  2. Global Postdoctoral Fellowships. They fund the mobility of researchers outside Europe. The fellowship lasts between 2 to 3 years, of which the first 1 to 2 years will be spent in a non-associated Third Country, followed by a mandatory return phase of 1 year to an organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. Only nationals or long-term residents of the EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries can apply.

Researchers interested in Postdoctoral Fellowships:

  • should have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications. Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply;
  • must have a maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree, years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in third countries, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe;
  • should comply with mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (for European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

Moreover, DHMoRe welcomes MSCA Post-doctoral Fellows for short-term (3-6 months) secondments.

Indicative timeline (launch of the call and deadline for submitting proposals) of MSCA Post-doctoral Fellowships (European and Global):

Wish to know more? Do not hesitate to contact Professor Matteo Al Kalak, DHMoRe director (, and Dr. Maria Chiara Rioli, DHMoRe responsible for EU grants (