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15 Marie Curie Fellowships, two of them at Birmingham Law School, are now open for applications.

The SAPIENS Network (SAPIENS=Sustainability and Procurement in International, European, and National Systems), an Innovative Training Network (ITN) financed by the EU's Horizon2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Programme is the most extensive PhD programme on sustainability and procurement worldwide.

The University of Birmingham (Birmingham Law School/Institute of European Law) is one of the 10 SAPIENS beneficiaries. SAPIENS will add value to our understanding of using public procurement as an instrument to foster sustainability and advance the field of public procurement law, economics, and policy and its application in practice.

This prestigious PhD programme facilitates completing its objectives through competitive salaries and uniquely generous funds for training and networking across Europe for 15 Marie Curie fellows. Coordinated by Professor Roberto Caranta from the University of Turin (Director of Training is Professor Martin Trybus, Birmingham), SAPIENS assembles a distinguished group of leading academics who will supervise an outstanding cohort of 15 Early Stage Researches (ESRs) working on doctoral projects in Birmingham, Budapest, Cluj Napoca, Copenhagen, Gaevle, Greenwich, Hasselt, Lodz, and Rome.

The employability of these ESRs will be enhanced by a secondment programme which will expose them to work experience in international organisations, contracting authorities, lobbying bodies, and think tanks. The ESRs will also benefit from a unique SAPIENS PhD training programme provided by partners inside and outside academia. Finally, the impact of the research findings of SAPIENS will be promoted by the network's outreach and dissemination programme.

The ESR applications are now open for applications. See the SAPIENS Network  website for details and see the 15 advertised positions on Euraxess and on the websites of the 10 beneficiary institutions. The Birmingham positions are on Euraxess and here:

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956696