04 August 2022

Call for Expressions of Interest for the members of the Scientific Committee


Members of the Scientific Committee
The FRA is launching a Call for Expressions of Interest addressed to scientists who wish to be considered for membership in the Agency’s Scientific Committee.

Open until :

19/09/2022 13:00
Opening Date
04/08/2022 12:00

In order to start your application, please click on the link 'Apply online' below.

  • Reference:  CEI-SCIE-2022
  • Title: Call for expressions of interest for the position of Member of the Scientific Committee of the FRA
  • Closing Date: 19/09/2022
  • Extension Date: N/A
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In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 5 of the Council Regulation (EC) 168/2007 of 15 February 2007, amended by the Council Regulation (EU) 2022/555 of 5 April 2022 (hereinafter referred to as the “Regulation”), the Scientific Committee shall be the guarantor of the scientific quality of the Agency’s work, guiding the work to that effect.

The members of the Scientific Committee shall be experts in one or more of the disciplines related to or relevant for human rights, inter alia:

  • Social sciences
  • Law
  • Political sciences
  • Statistics

Instructions for applications

Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria contained in the full Call for Expressions of Interest, are requested to submit their applications electronically. In order to be deemed admissible applications must:

  • Be submitted online;
  • Be received by the closing date/time for submission;
  • Include the following documents:
    • a Registration Form,
    • a Letter of Interest (maximum one page) and
    • a List of scientific publications and abstracts of the 5 most relevant articles

Please proceed as follows:

  1. Fill in the Registration Form with the requested information;
  2. Prepare your Letter of Interest stating the reasons for becoming a member of the Scientific Committee;
  3. Prepare your List of scientific publications in books and peer-reviewed journals, including the abstracts of the 5 most relevant articles. Further supporting documents may be requested at a later stage of the selection;
  4. Save the documents in points 1 to 3 on your computer (in .pdf format ONLY) using the following nomenclature:
    - Registration-form CEI-SCIE-2022 NAME SURNAME;
    - Letter of interest NAME SURNAME;
    - List-of-Publications CEI-SCIE-2022 NAME SURNAME.
  5. Click on the apply on line button;
  6. Fill in the application form in all mandatory fields (marked with asterisks);
  7. Upload the Registration Form, the Letter of Interest and the List of scientific publications in the required fields (in .pdf format ONLY);
  8. Click on confirm in the “Declaration of Honour” box;
  9. Check that all the mandatory fields of your form are filled in before you click on “submit” at the bottom of the page;
  10. After successfully submitting your application, a confirmation message will appear on your screen and you will receive an automatically generated mail as an acknowledgment of receipt with the number of your registration. Please keep the number as reference for any future correspondence.

If you experience any technical problem with our website, please save a screenshot of the error message and attach it to an e-mail addressed to the following address: selection-scientific-committee@fra.europa.eu. This will help us investigate the problem.

FRA urges anyone meeting the eligibility criteria and interested in the membership to apply. FRA is an equal opportunities employer and ensures that its recruitment procedures do not discriminate on any ground such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

FRA is committed to achieving gender balance and therefore female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please note that FRA will not return applications to candidates. The personal data provided by the candidate shall be processed pursuant to the European Regulation related to personal data protection and in particular Regulation (EC) N° 1725/2018 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.

Personal data shall be processed solely for the purpose of the selection procedure. Please consult the privacy notice for further information. Should the candidate have any query concerning the processing of his/her personal data, he/she shall address them to the following address: selection-scientific-committee@fra.europa.eu.

Candidates have also the right to have recourse at any time to the European Data protection Supervisor.

We regret that due to the large volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted further. Once the selection will be concluded, its status will be displayed in the Scientific Committee web page.

Closing date

The closing date for submission of the applications is 19 September 2022 at 13:00 (Vienna local time). FRA reserves the right to disregard any application sent after that date/time.