Applying for the call for Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions with the Institute for Information Law (IViR) as a host organisation

The MSCA European individual fellowships provide grants for up to 24 months academic mobility for early carrier and advanced researchers to provide post-doctoral training opportunities for early stage researchers, and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research. These actions take a bottom-up approach, according to which the researcher in collaboration with the host institution can propose an individual project. The deadline for applications is 11 September 2019.

The Institute for Information Law (IViR) is the oldest research institute within the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. The IViR’s mission is to further the development of information law into a balanced framework that accommodates the needs and interests of the information society. Information law is a normative concept that integrates the law relating to the production, distribution and use of information.

The institute is one of the largest research centers in the field of information law in the world. IViR has a strong presence in European and international academic networks through a broad array of activities, regularly engages in national and international research collaborations, and collaborates with non-legal disciplines. It also spearheads the development of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Law wide research initiative on Digital Transformations, as part of the Dutch national strategic agenda for legal research (‘sectorplan 2019-2025’). IViR has a track-record of hosting MSCA fellows.

We invite interested candidates to submit an initial research and collaboration idea that could be jointly developed into an application under the MSCA European individual fellowships call. We welcome expressions of interest of candidates from legal studies and other disciplines, who want to conduct inter- and multidisciplinary research informed by information law, e.g. social sciences, in particular economics, digital humanities, computer, network and data science, on topics such as:

  • Personalization of online media and services
  • Algorithmic governance
  • Blockchain law, technology and policy
  • Regulation of decentralized technologies
  • Trust in and by digital technologies
  • Psychology of ownership in digital goods
  • Information security and surveillance (international aspects, oversight and accountability)
  • Artificial intelligence and information law
  • E-Commerce, liability of internet intermediaries and content moderation
  • International trade and investment in information goods and services
  • Online platforms and competition law
  • Trade secrets and information law
  • Data governance (including access and ownership issues)

Please note that IViR reserves the right to select which applications to support. For further information and in order to submit initial research proposals, please contact:

João Pedro Quintais, Postdoctoral Researcher
Phone +31(0)20 525 7227
Email  (Subject line: “MSCA Application”)