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Call for applications to the ground-breaking Turku Intersectoral Excellence Scheme is now open

The Turku Intersectoral Excellence Scheme (TIES) is a new postdoctoral fellowship scheme based at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) research collegium and founded in partnership with Turku Science Park Ltd.

TIES is a blend of traditional Institute for Advanced Studies bottom-up research with intersectoral working. All applicants appointed to the TIES programme will undertake a secondment with an organisation outside of higher education, which will last a minimum of two and a maximum of six months. The aim is to develop a cohort of expert researchers able to spot and develop opportunities across academia, industry, government and not-for-profit.

“By requiring TIES Fellows to undertake a secondment period as part of their research programme, we are adopting a pioneering approach to intersectoral working. We look forward to hearing from organisations interested in collaborating with us in order to build a programme which offers benefits to our partners, our Fellows and wider Finnish society,” says TIAS Director, Professor Martin Cloonan.

TIES invites applications for up to eight Fellow positions for a three-year period starting from 1 September 2023. TIAS selects its Fellows via an international call for applications and welcomes applications from all disciplines within its five constituent faculties (Economics, Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences). Selection of successful applicants will be on the basis of academic excellence. The call for Fellows opened on November 15, 2022 and will close on January 9, 2023. The TIES programme is funded by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowksa Curie Action (MSCA) programme.

For more information for applicants or organisations wishing to host Fellow’s secondments, visit the TIES website.