Careers and Funding
Please find below information on funding and career opportunities targeted at the following audience:
- European researchers based in the ASEAN region;
- European researchers considering collaboration with, or research visits to, the ASEAN region;
- International researchers interested in collaborating with European researchers or planning to go to Europe.
We provide information on forthcoming calls (deadline over the next 3 months) as well as on funding programs. Please have a look at the following pages:
- Horizon 2020 Open Calls
- EU research funding
- Funding Opportunities Metrology Research
- Research Jobs in Europe and the world
- Research funding offered by EU member states and associated states
- Research funding offered by ASEAN member states
These web pages are updated with new information on a regular basis. In the EURAXESS ASEAN newsletter, all the latest call information can be found. Also, as a member of the EURAXESS Links ASEAN network, you can receive information directly to your e-mail inbox – to join EURAXESS Links ASEAN simply click on the New User link to your right.
Marie Curie actions, career opportunities for researchers:
European Research Council (ERC) calls for proposals:
ERASMUS MUNDUS Scholarship (Master's and Doctorate levels):
Germany: Humboldt Fellowships
The German Humboldt Foundation offers a number of fellowships and awards for researchers at different stages in their careers. Applications for the following programmes can be made at any time.
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
The fellowship is open to researchers from abroad with above average qualifications who are at the beginning of their academic career and who have completed their doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows for carrying out a long-term research project (6-24 months) that is selected by the fellows in cooperation with an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
Further information: Humboldt Fellowships for Postdocs
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
For researchers from abroad with above average qualifications who completed their doctorate less than twelve years ago and work at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or have a record of several years of independent academic work. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers allows for carrying out a long-term research project (6-18 months) that is selected by the fellow in cooperation with an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
Further information: Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Open to researchers from developing countries with above average qualifications who are at the beginning of their academic career and who have completed their doctorate in the last four years. A Georg Forster Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows for carrying out a long-term research project (6-24 months) selected by the fellow in cooperation with an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
Further information: Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Austria: Institute of Science and Technology
IST Austria in Vienna has set up a programme for exceptional postdoctoral researchers partially funded by the European Union, ISTFELLOW. The programme will fund 40 fellows for a period of two years each. ISTFELLOW is open to qualified applicants from all over the world who are interested in spending the postdoctoral stage of their scientific research career at IST Austria. As the research portfolio of the Institute continues to branch out into other areas in the coming years, including physics, chemistry, and mathematics, so will the ISTFELLOW programme. ISTFELLOW will give preference to scientists who have a strong interest in cross-disciplinary approaches. Applications will be accepted at any time, but fellows will be selected twice a year in October and April. The deadlines for each selection are the 15th of September and March. Applicants must have the support of one or more members of the IST Austria faculty who will host them in their research group.
Further information: ISTFELLOW
EMBO funding for Courses & Workshops
Biannual selection by a committee of members of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) ensures the consistent high quality and novelty of EMBO-funded courses, workshops and conferences. The commitment of the scientific organizers guarantees the long-term success of the programme to inform and train researchers at all career stages. With over 80 meetings attracting more than 8,000 participants every year, EMBO offers the largest number of scientific training events in Europe. Funding is available for conference series, workshops, practical courses and symposia as well as plenary lectures. EMBO assists organizers with websites, posters and registration.
Further information: EMBO Courses & Workshops
Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR):
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
A wide range of research funding programs open to all scientists and academics of any nationality working in Switzerland:
Swiss Foundation for Excellence and Talent in Biomedical Research
Promotes biomedical research in Switzerland by financing lecture tours at Swiss universities and research institutes.
Singapore: PhD Research Attachment in Singapore – A*STAR Research Attachment Programme
The A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP) offers an opportunity for international PhD students to spend one to two years of their PhD studies at A*STAR, Singapore’s leading research agency. PhD students may participate in this programme if their home university PhD supervisor has a collaboration with an A*STAR researcher. Successful candidate will be able to undertake their attachment, under a joint supervision of the A*STAR researcher and their home university’s PhD supervisor.
For more information and details on application see: ARAP
Singapore: PhD Grants for International Students (SINGA)
The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), offering PhD scholarships to international students.
PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU or NUS. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NTU or NUS.
For more information: SINGA
Singapore: National Research Foundation (NRF) fellowship, grants etc: