Fellowships

Postdoc Fellowships

Beatriu de Pinòs Programme

  • Description: The Beatriu de Pinós programme (posdocBP) focuses on the attraction of post-doctoral research talent. The programme, funded by the General Directorate for Research in the Government of Catalonia, was launched in 2005. The goal of the calls in the Beatriu de Pinós programme is to provide individual funding support for the recruitment and incorporation of post-doctoral researchers in the Catalan system of science and technology. Researchers are allowed to freely choose their own research project in any field.
  • Duration: 3 Years.
  • Eligibiligy: Candidates must have before joining the host institution at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience outside Spain. Candidates must have lived or worked outsie Spain at least 2 years during the 3 years previous to the corresponding call deadline.
  • Deadline: Mid March.

Juan de la Cierva – Training 2021

  • Description: The Juan de la Cierva Training Fellowships aim to encourage the recruiting of young doctors for a period of two years in order to complete their postdoctoral research training in Spanish R&D centres other than those in which they completed their pre-doctoral education.
  • Duration: 2 years.
  • Eligibiligy: Candidates must meet the requirements of being doctors and having obtained a doctorate between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 unless they prove a cause of interruption in accordance with the call.
  • Deadline: Mid January 2021.

Juan de la Cierva - Incorporation 2021

  • Description: The Juan de la Cierva – Incorporation Fellowships aim to encourage the recruitment of young doctors for a period of three years in order to strengthen the skills acquired during a first stage of postdoctoral training by Spanish research organizations or R&D centres.
  • Duration: 3 years.
  • Eligibiligy: Candidates must meet the requirements of being doctors and having obtained a doctorate between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018, unless they accredit an interruption cause according to the call.
  • Deadline: Mid January 2021.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

  • Description: Individual Fellowships (IF) are a great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad. They offer exciting new learning opportunities and a chance to add some sparkle to your CV.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 years.
  • Eligibiligy: Fund positions for researchers based in the EU or associated countries.
  • Deadline: Early September.

EMBO Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Description: The EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support excellent postdoctoral researchers in laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key requirement.
  • Duration: 2 years.
  • Eligibiligy: EMBO PDF Guidelines.
  • Deadline: No deadline.

HFSP Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Description: Applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work.
  • Duration: 3 years.
  • Eligibility: HFSP PDF Eligibility.
  • Deadline: Second half of August.

HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Description: Applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences).
  • Duration: 3 years.
  • Eligibility: HFSP PDF Eligibility.
  • Deadline: Second half of August.

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Japan - 🇯🇵 Canon Foundation Research Fellowships

  • Description: Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. European Fellows are expected to pursue a period of research in Japan whereas Japanese Fellows are expected to do their research in Europe. Japanese Canon Fellows are free to choose their host institutes and hosts in Europe. Canon Foundation Research Fellowships may be applied for when an agreement on co-operation and on a research plan has been reached between the guest researcher and the proposed host institution
  • Duration: 3 months to 1 year.
  • Eligibility: Only Japanese researchers are eligible to do their research in Europe. Applicants should have obtained at least a Master’s or PhD degree within the last ten years of applying to the Canon Foundation. We will also consider candidates who obtained their qualification more than ten years ago as long as they provide further supporting information in their application.
  • Deadline: September.

Sweden - 🇸🇪 Swedish Research Council International postdoc within natural and engineering sciences

  • Description: The purpose of the grant is to give newly qualified researchers with a doctoral degree from a Swedish university the opportunity to expand their networks and their competences by working abroad under secure employment conditions. The grant is also intended to promote the quality and renewal of Swedish research.
  • Duration: 18 months to three years.
  • Eligibility: Individual researcher who completed a doctoral degree no more than 2 years ago, or who will have completed a doctoral degree before the start of the grant period.
  • Deadline: February (spring call) or September (fall call).