Research fellowships

European Fellowships

European Fellowships

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The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth and investment by equipping researchers with the new knowledge, skills and international and intersectoral exposure to fill the top positions of tomorrow and solve current and future societal challenges.

MSCA Postdoctoral fellowships PF aims at supporting the international mobility of researchers within (European Fellowshipsand beyond Europe (Global Fellowships). Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) are for experienced researchers to undertake their own research project at a host organisation in another country, thus gaining new skills through advanced training and possibly, intersectoral mobility. The grant usually covers two years’ salary, a mobility allowance, research costs and overheads for the host institution. Family and special needs allowances are also available, when applicable.

Researchers based in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico or any other Latin American and Caribbean country willing to move to Europe for their fellowship can apply for a European fellowshipThe research projects are carried out in the EU or associated countries (to Horizon Europe) and last for one to two years. There are no more panels in the Postdoctoral Fellowship call (Horizon Europe novelty).

Individual researchers based in Europe can also apply for a European fellowship for mobility within the EU or associated countries.

The 2022 call is now OPEN with a deadline on 14 September 2022.

Apply here.

Scholarships for master programmes (ICP Connect)

Scholarships for master programmes (ICP Connect)

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Candidates that meet the following criteria may apply for an ICP Connect scholarship:

  • Nationality and country of residence: Candidates’ must be nationals of one of the 29 eligible countries and must be a resident of one of these countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.
  • Age: candidates’ age on January 1 of the year of intake must be no higher than 35 for an initial master and 45 for an advanced master.
  • Professional background and experience: Preference will be given to candidates employed in higher education, government or civil society, or those targeting a career in one of these sectors. Candidates employed in the private sector or newly graduated candidates with no work experience may also be considered if they provide a strong motivation and profile.
  • Scholarship applications: Candidates may apply for only one ICP Connect scholarship application per year.
  • Previously awarded scholarships: Candidates may not have previously received a scholarship from the Belgian government to attend a study programme and may not have enrolled in a study programme at a Belgian higher education institution before January 1 of the year of intake.

Confirm your eligibility based on all given criteria in the official webpage.

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries

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Attention, researchers from developing and transition countries! The Georg Forster Research Fellowship supports you – postdoctoral and experienced researchers – with your research in Germany.

Through the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications and from all fields. These researches must come from developing and transition countries – excluding PR China and India (see list of countries, PDF). As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and our diverse sponsorship portfolio.

What we offer?

The Georg Forster Research Fellowship enables you to conduct your own research at various stages of your career in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of your choice. Hosts may apply for a subsidy for research costs.

You must meet the following criteria:

The Georg Forster Research Fellowship is exclusively for post-doctoral researchers with above-average qualifications from developing or transition countries. Your research must address questions relevant to the further development of your region of origin, regardless of your field.
Deadlines: The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this programme meets every February, June and October. Please send your completed application form, including any additional documents required, well in advance of the desired selection date. Applications are usually processed within four to eight months. Incomplete or inaccurate applications take longer to process and often have to be postponed to a later Selection Committee meeting.

Please enter the official webpage for more information and how to apply.