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Recruitment of postdoctoral researchers to SDU through DIAS

In the 2021–2022 academic year, DIAS fellow Anthony Vincent Fernandez established a program to recruit postdoctoral researchers to SDU.

Following an open call for visiting junior fellows, he recruited three early career researchers to spend one month at SDU, hosted by the Danish Institute for Advanced Study and the research unit Movement, Culture & Society in the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics. The purpose of the research stay is to develop a project idea and begin drafting applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships, which, if successful, will allow the junior fellows to return to SDU for two years to carry out their projects.

The inaugural junior fellows were Lillian Wilde (University of York, UK), Peter Stilwell (McGill University, Canada), and Veronica Cohen (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and University of Lille, France). All three work in applied phenomenology, an interdisciplinary approach that uses phenomenology—a philosophical study of experience and subjectivity—to advance research in fields outside of philosophy. Wilde specializes in psychological trauma and is developing a new project to better understand the efficacy of movement therapies for trauma. Stilwell specializes in the treatment of pain and is developing a project to better understand how one’s sense of self alters in pain-related suffering. Cohen specializes in dance research and is developing a project to better understand the role of language in teaching dance.

The next round of DIAS-MoCS visiting junior fellowships will be announced in fall 2022 for stays in late spring 2023. Each fellowship comes with a financial award of up to DKK 26,000 (approx. €3,500 euros) to cover the costs of the research stay. For inquiries about the fellowships, please contact Anthony Vincent Fernandez (

Redaktionen afsluttet: 27.06.2022