This list is adapted from a flagship publication of our EURAXESS LAC colleagues. The jobs, grants and fellowships announced here are funded by the European Commission, EU member states or associated countries as well as private institutions and are open to Japan-based researchers and institutions. This list is published on a regular basis. This edition is valid for July.
To find more opportunities, we invite you to consult the EURAXESS Portal, and more specifically the:
Please note that individual researchers can upload their CVs on the portal, register their searches and create alerts to be informed when a vacancy matching their profile has been published. Funding organisations can publish their funding opportunities and scholarships on the EURAXESS website to increase their visibility and reach the best candidates worldwide.
We hope this list will help you turn your interest in research mobility into reality and remain at your disposal to discuss your projects.
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Horizon 2020 – Work programme 2018-2020 and List of calls particularly interesting for Japan
The European Union’s Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, including preliminary information on all calls to be launched until 2020 has now been published.
SEE HERE FOR CALLS SPECIFICALLY OPEN TO JAPAN.
Horizon 2020 is the EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a €80 billion budget. H2020 supports scientifically-excellent research, innovation, and technological development, through collaborative and innovative research projects as well as grants and fellowships to individuals set out in the Horizon 2020 work programme. The vast majority of this funding is allocated on the basis of competitive calls open to applications from researchers, businesses and other interested organisations located in any of the EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 2020.
It is open to the world, so Japanese researchers and institutions are very welcome to get involved.
The final Work Programme for Horizon 2020 covers the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020, representing an investment of around €30 billion.
Access all open calls on the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal by entering the Topic ID of the call in the search engine (top-right corner of page).
Organisations from any sector and country, including Japan can participate in H2020 projects.
However, Japanese research institutions are not eligible for direct funding by the European Commission. It is suggested that they check their local co-funding schemes to support their participation (here for Japan).
Please note that Japanese individual researchers are eligible to funding by MSCA and ERC.
€5 million prize to find the best solution for setting up an early warning system for epidemics. It is one of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, which are part of the European Innovation Council pilot run under Horizon 2020.
The challenge is to develop a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective early-warning system prototype to forecast and monitor vector-borne diseases in order to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks, mitigating their impact on local, regional and global scales, and providing support to existing elimination efforts.
This prize is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities.
Deadline to submit applications: 1 September 2020
ERC Advanced Grants (5 years research projects in Europe, all areas)
ERC Advanced Grants are long-term funding to pursue ground-breaking high-risk projects. They are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. This action is open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any European Member State or Associated Country.
The ERC's frontier research grants operate on a 'bottom-up' basis without predetermined priorities.
Eligibility: any nationality, any age. Applicants must be leaders in their respective field(s) of research and must demonstrate significant achievement in the last 10 years
Location: research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation (known as a Host Institution/HI). It could be the HI where the applicant already works, or any other HI located in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries
Funding: up to € 2.5 million per grant (up to € 3.5 million in some cases)
Duration: up to 5 years
Sole evaluation criterion: scientific excellence of researcher and research proposal.
Deadline: 30 August 2018. For more details on Advanced grants, see ERC website
Important notice: Time to spend on the project
Researchers applying for ERC-funding must be strongly committed to the project and spend a significant amount of time on it. However, it is not obligatory to spend 100% of your time in Europe whilst carrying out the ERC-funded research.
For Advanced Grants, the Principal Investigator should devote at least 30% of her/his working time to the ERC project and spend at least 50% of her/his total working time in a EU Member State or Associated Country.
European University institute (EUI, Italy) – incoming fellowships in social sciences and humanities
Fellowships last for up to ten months in one of the EUI's four Departments which in turn invite fellows to participate in departmental activities (seminars, workshops, colloquia, etc.).
Fellows are encouraged to make contact with researchers sharing their academic interests, may be involved in the teaching and thesis supervision tasks of EUI professors, and associated with one of the research projects being carried out at the EUI.
Departments with open calls for the current call:
- Department of Economics
- Department of History and Civilization
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Max Weber fellowships are designed for junior post-docs who would like to pursue an academic career, concentrate on their own research and enhance their academic practice in a multidisciplinary environment. The Programme awards 1, 2, and exceptionally 3 year long fellowships in the fields of political and social sciences, economics, law and history.
WHO? Open to eligible applicants who are within 5 years from the completion of their PhD, from anywhere in the world,
Deadline: 18 October 2018
To carry out one year research (renewable once) at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) in one of the following Centre’s main research themes:
- Integration, Governance and Democracy;
- Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
- 21st Century World Politics and Europe.
WHO? Open to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2018 for the academic year 2018-19.
Annual deadline: 25 October.
The European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere - European Southern Observatory (GERMANY, CHILE) offers the following opportunities:
- Postdoctoral Fellowships offer outstanding early-career scientists the opportunity to further develop their independent research programmes in an exciting scientific environment with close contact to the activities and staff at ESO. Duration: 3-4 years
Deadline: 15 October 2018.
- ESO Studentship Programme: These positions are open to students enrolled in a university Ph.D. programme, preferentially but not necessarily in an ESO member state in astronomy or related fields.
Students accepted into the programme work on their doctoral project under the formal supervision of their home university, but they come to ESO to work and study under the co-supervision of an ESO staff astronomer, normally for a period of between one and two years. Studentships may be hosted either at ESO's Headquarters in Garching (Germany) or at ESO's offices in Santiago (Chile).
Deadlines: 15 November 2018; 31 May 2019
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) Fellowship Programme allows graduates from universities or technical institutes in a wide range of applied sciences, computing and engineering to boost their careers in one of the largest scientific experiments in the world, at the cutting edge of technology, developing their technical skills, knowledge and expertise.
CERN offers different categories of fellowships in line with different levels of education and experience. Those currently open are:
- Senior Fellowship, for PhD holders or researchers with at least four years’ experience post-MSc (or equivalent diploma which gives access to doctoral programmes), and a maximum of 10 years’ experience.
- Senior Research (Theoretical & Experimental Physics) Fellowship, for researchers in the fields of theoretical and experimental physics holding a PhD and up to ten years’ experience in their field.
- Junior Fellowship, for nationals of Member or Associate Member States with a BSc or MSc degree and no more than 4 years’ experience after completing your highest diploma.
- Post Career Break Fellowship, for researchers with the profile of either a Junior or Senior Fellow and have been on a career break for personal reasons (for example for family or caring responsibilities, health issues) for at least two years.
- Non-Member State Postdoc Fellowship Programme (Theoretical Physics), for researchers who are not nationals of a CERN Member State with maximum of 10 years' research experience after completion of MSc or equivalent and a PhD in Theoretical Physics.
CERN also participates in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions which fund individual fellowships. All open opportunities are listed on CERN website here.
Deadlines for all programmes: 3 September 2018
EMBO Fellowships on Life Sciences (incoming / outgoing)
The European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) brings together more than 1800 leading researchers within 29 Member states and promotes excellence in the life sciences. EMBO Long-Term Fellowships:
Support up to two years postdoctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world (no restriction). International exchange is a key feature in the application process. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree.
Deadline: applications are accepted throughout the year, with 2 cut-off dates on the second Fridays of February and August.
There are currently around 10741 research job positions (all over Europe, but also in other countries and in all disciplines) announced on the EURAXESS Jobs database. Opportunities can be viewed by country, level of seniority, field or research or via free text searches.
Please note that these jobs also include doctoral positions, including those funded by the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA – ITN & Cofund) and by the European Research Council (ERC).
EU Member States and Associated Countries
National EURAXESS Portals
The latest information on open calls for national grants and fellowships in the 40 member countries of the EURAXESS network can be accessed on the respective national EURAXESS portals:
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, North Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK.
This personal award is intended to recognize outstanding scientific achievements in biomedical research for the benefit of human health and to encourage the laureate in the pursuit of his/her career. The Prize is open to scientists of all nationalities who have not received an equivalent Prize for their personal use.
Exceptionally, the Prize may be shared between two persons who have collaborated over a long period. The laureate will be selected by an international Jury in February 2019.
The themes for the following years will be Metabolic Disorders (2020), Infectious Diseases (2021), Neurological Diseases, Cancer..
Deadline : 30 September 2018
DENMARK – Industrial PhD and post doc Programmes (Incoming)
The Industrial Researcher Programme invests in Industrial PhD and Postdoc projects. In both project types the candidate is employed in a private company and enrolled at or collaborates with a public sector research organisation. The candidate works on the same project at both places. Innovation Fund Denmark invests in research projects within all research fields, provided the research project is of a high quality and is commercially relevant to the company.
An Industrial PhD candidate must hold a master’s degree.
An Industrial Postdoc candidate must have obtained a PhD degree within the past five years.
It must be the project’s company supervisor/mentor who creates the application.
Deadlines for Industrial Postdoc and reg. Industrial PhD: 25 September 2018; Public sector Industrial Researcher projects: 9 October 2018
FINLAND – EDUFI fellowships (incoming)
The EDUFI Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields.
The primary target group in the EDUFI Fellowship programme are such Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application.
The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months.
Applications may be considered at all times. However, applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended scholarship period.
Funding for long stays by eminent international researchers in INRIA's project teams.
Programme covers 12 months spread over 5 years.
For high-level researchers that have their main professional activity outside of France, can commit to spending 12 months divided in at most 5 periods during the chair holding period and can propose a work programme related to the hosting project-team.
During the visits at INRIA, the researcher has to give seminar or lectures to a large audience and to mention INRIA in any specific scientific production achieved at INRIA.
Deadline: 30 September 2018.
FRANCE - PRESTIGE Postdoc programme (Incoming and outgoing)
The PRESTIGE programme, coordinated by Campus France, aims at fostering the international mobility of post-doc researchers.
Three mobility schemes are available:
- Incoming, allowing foreign researchers to carry out their post-doctoral research work in France;
- Outgoing, for researchers from France wishing to carry out a post- doctoral research project in another country;
- Re-integration, targeted at nationals of EU Member States or Associated Countries working in research for at least 3 years in another Third Country to come to France to further develop their career.
PRESTIGE is a co-financing programme, funding about 1/3 of the post-doc fellow’s living, mobility and research allowance, while the remaining 2/3 are financed by another partner, either public or private.
WHO? Any post-doc level researcher in all scientific field complying with the Marie Curie Actions mobility rules may apply for funding through PRESTIGE programme. Furthermore, each applicant has to secure co-financing for his/her PRESTIGE mobility from the host organisation (for Incoming and Re-integration schemes) or sending organisation (for the Outgoing scheme).
Deadline: open all year long with four cut-off dates: 31/03; 30/06; 30/09, 31/12
The 2018 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Life Sciences, working in one of each of the following regions: Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America.
Each of the five Laureates will receive an award of €100,000.
Focus areas: Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
Scientists around the world are invited to submit candidates for the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science.
To be considered eligible for an award, it is necessary to be nominated in writing by an eminent scientist. Nominations can only be submitted electronically through the online platform.
This online registration platform will respectively enable you: to nominate candidates for the international awards or to participate in the different selection processes.
GERMANY - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (incoming)
The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award aims to support particularly promising young researchers from abroad. The prize allows you to spend five years building up a working group and working on a high-profile, innovative research project of your own choice at a research institution of your own choice in Germany. The Humboldt Foundation plans to grant up to six Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards annually. The award is valued at up to €1.65 million.
Core eligibility requirements are:
- or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed with distinction less than six years prior to the application submission deadline.
- Cutting-edge academic achievements documented particularly by a comprehensive list of independent academic publications
- Support of the German host institution, evidenced by a detailed expert's report from the academic host as well as the host's agreement and the confirmation from the administration at the host institution.
- Two supporting expert reviews from academics (at the applicant's own institute or other institutes, where possible including some outside the applicant's country of origin).
- Language skills: scholars in the humanities or social sciences and physicians must have a good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the project successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; scientists and engineers must have a good knowledge of German or English.
Deadline: 31 July 2018.
Postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities, who see their long-term career perspectives in Germany, will be given the opportunity to combine employment at a German university with a research stay abroad.
Funding is provided through an 18-month temporary job position at the selected German University, in which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. The German university administrates the salary during the whole funding period
Applications may be submitted before completion of the PhD. However, the PhD must be completed before the start of the funding period.
Deadline: 31 August 2018
GERMANY - KHK/GCR21 Research Fellowships in humanities and social sciences (incoming)
The Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) invites applications for Research Fellowships in the period March 2019 – February 2020.
Proposals regarding 1) pathways and mechanisms of global cooperation and 2) global cooperation under conditions of polycentric governance are especially welcome.
The fully funded fellowships for up to 12 months are available to both senior and postdoctoral researchers across the humanities and social sciences (including also psychology, law and economics).
What is expected from fellows: A completed PhD; Personal research and publication in the Centre’s thematic areas; A contribution to the Centre’s own publications; Active participation in seminars and other Centre events; Collaboration with other fellows in interdisciplinary exchange; Work in residence at the Centre in Duisburg, Germany.
Benefits include: An intellectually stimulating and vibrant interdisciplinary learning community; Excellent infrastructure with fully equipped offices, library facilities, and administrative support (also with finding accommodation); Funds to organize workshops (subject to approval; workshops emerging from an interdisciplinary exchange with other fellows / colleagues at the Centre are preferred); Either a monthly stipend commensurate with experience or salary reimbursement to the home institution
Deadline: 15 July 2018
The Institute for Advanced Study at the Central European University (IAS CEU) offers the following fellowship opportunities in social sciences and humanities:
Fellowships are available in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined.
Fellowships run for the full 9-month period (Oct-June), for the 3-month short fall semester (October-December), the 5-month fall semester (Oct-February) or the 6-month spring semester (Jan-June).
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities at the time of their application. Junior fellows must have obtained a PhD degree issued in 2011 or later. Candidates who obtained their PhD before 2011 are considered “senior” and must apply for the senior fellowship.
Each year 15 fellows from an average of over 400 applicants are selected.
Senior fellows receive 2,600 €/month and junior fellows receive 1,500 €/month to help support their stay in Budapest.
2,000 €/month fellowships are available in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities.
Fellowships run for the whole academic year (10 months, September 1- June 30) or for the Fall or Winter semesters (6 months, Sept 1 to Feb 28 or Jan 1 to June 30).
Junior fellowships are renewable for another year in exceptional cases and only after an external review process.
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities at the time of their application.
Fellowships are available for all scholarly work related to the historical, political or economic, and cultural relationship between the United States and present-day Austria or the countries that historically make up the Austro-Hungarian or Austrian Empires and Central Europe.
Minimum of three months and a maximum of one academic year (9 months, October-June).
Junior fellows must have obtained a Ph.D. degree issued in 2011 or later. Candidates who obtained their Ph.D. before 2011 are considered “senior” and must apply for the senior fellowship.
Junior Fellows receive 2,000USD/month and Senior Fellows 2,800USD/month to help support their stay in Budapest. Fellows also receive a travel and a small research allowance but are responsible for their own healthcare provisions. Fellows from all programmes and their families receive housing at the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse.
Deadline for all 3 fellowship programmes: 5 October 2018
The NATO Defense College currently offers 8 fellowships each year in the field of defense and security policy research related to NATO and its partners. The objective is to promote research and policy analysis in areas of particular interest to the NATO Member States, as well as to countries that are part of the Partnership for Peace (PfP), Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) and Other Military Cooperation (OMC) / Partners Across the Globe (PAG) frameworks.
Each Fellow will receive between 10 000 euros – 14 000 Euros to be used for his/her stay in Rome and his/her travel expenses.
Each fellowship will last for 3 or four months, during which the fellow will be located at the NATO Defense College, in Rome, Italy.
Deadline: 1 September 2018
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Evert Willem Beth Foundation funds some research and symposiums in the following disciplines: modern logic, philosophy of science, history of logic, history of the philosophy of science and scientific philosophy in general.
Students as well as researchers can apply. Continuous application.
NETHERLANDS (The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - KNAW) - Visiting Professors Programme (VPP)
The Visiting Professors Programme enables outstanding foreign researchers to spend time working in the Netherlands. The programme acts as an incentive for Dutch science and scholarship.
The Academy funds a research budget and covers the Visiting Professor’s travel and accommodation expenses. The Dutch university acts as the host organisation.
KNAW members, researchers at KNAW institutes, members of KNAW’s De Jonge Akademie (Young Academy) and KNAW Academy Professors can submit nominations for a Visiting Professorship.
Next deadline: 1 October 2018
POLAND (FNP) - International Research Agendas (incoming)
This programme gives top scientists, irrespective of their nationality, the opportunity to create a research unit (innovative center of excellence) in Poland, which will conduct world-class R&D activities focused on a specific and timely scientific challenge.
Applications may be submitted by one or, in justified cases, two applicants from Poland or abroad.
Deadline: 29 June 2018
SPAIN - Ikerbasque Research Professors (incoming)
Ikerbasque - The Basque Foundation for Science offers 10 permanent contract positions for senior researchers willing to develop a long-term scientific career in the Basque Country.
The evaluation committee will only consider the strongest candidates with excellent leadership capabilities and an outstanding research record. Research Professors are expected to perform independent research. They should be capable of attracting competitive funding and establishing their own research groups. Applications from women are especially welcomed.
- Researchers with a solid research track and leadership capabilities
- The applicants must have their PhD completed before January 2010
- For senior researchers willing to develop a long-term scientific career in the Basque Country
- At least two reference letters are mandatory
- Support letter from the host institution is mandatory
Deadline: 13 September 2018
UK- Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships (incoming)
The Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships are awarded to UK institutions that wish to invite an eminent researcher from overseas for an extended stay in the UK to enhance the knowledge and skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution.
Applications will be considered in all subject areas with the following exceptions: studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, or research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications.
Applications must be made by a member of academic staff, based in a UK university or other higher education institution, who will be responsible for co-ordinating the visit. The host academic’s employing institution must also agree to administer the grant, if awarded, and to provide appropriate facilities for the Visiting Professor.
The scheme covers maintenance, travel expenses and research costs. Visiting Professorships last for between 3 and 12 months. Applications are invited for a minimum of £10,000 and a maximum of £150,000.
Deadline: 11 October 2018.
UK - Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science
The Fellowship supports postdoctoral researchers in health-related humanities and social sciences who do not hold established academic posts.
The funding is targeted to researchers who want to carry out an extended period of research on their own project. Applications from either researchers in the early stages of their careers or more established researchers are accepted. You must have an eligible sponsoring organisation that will administer your fellowship for the full duration of the award.
An award will not usually be above £275,000. It should cover a basic salary (determined by your host organisation), personal removal expenses and research expenses.
Deadline: 6 July 2018
MSCA Co-Funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND): call open to European research (funding) institutions. Japanese organisations can be partner organisations in a proposal. Japanese researchers can apply to COFUND positions advertised on the EURAXESS job portal (PhD) or by the funding organisations (postodc). Deadline: 27 September 2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) for postdoctoral mobility of researchers within (European Fellowships) and beyond Europe (Global Fellowships) Deadline: 12 September 2018.
European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prize: Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid: rewarding the best, proven, cost-effective, tech-based solutions for Humanitarian Aid and will amount to €5m; open to all legal entities Deadline for registration of interest: 15 September 2019
Erasmus+ Joint Master Degrees (JMD) are offered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. Students from anywhere in the world at master's level can apply for these degrees and one of the approx. 15 student and 4 guest lecturers scholarships. Deadlines: various (depending on each consortium’s rules for application. Most consortia will require applications to be submitted between October and January, for courses starting the following academic year.)
EU Member States and Associated Countries
AUSTRIA – ÖAW offers 38 000 Euros PhD Fellowship for all nationalities and in all areas of research (including outgoing mobility). Open to doctoral candidates of all ages writing their thesis at an Austrian university. No deadline for submission.
AUSTRIA – Marietta Blau PhD Grant (Outgoing): 6-12 months of a doctoral programme at Austrian universities in Natural Sciences.
Monthly grants of 1500 Euros; Next application deadline: 1 September 2018.
AUSTRIA - Institute of Science and Technology call for professors for internationally accomplished scientists in all areas. Deadlines: On-going for Professor applications.
AUSTRIA - Lise Meitner Programme for Scientists from Abroad. WHO: Highly qualified scientists of any discipline with an invitation from an Austrian research institution. Applications accepted continuously, no application deadlines
AUSTRIA – Erwin Schrödinger Outgoing Fellowship (Outgoing) including a return phase. Post-doctoral fellowships at leading foreign research institutions for young and especially highly qualified post-doc scientists of any discipline. Applications accepted continuously, no application deadlines.
BELGIUM (Wallonie-Bruxelles) – Incoming doctoral and postdoctoral scholarship for Excellence IN.WBI in a University of Wallonia-Brussels in Transport and logistics; Mechanical engineering; Life sciences; Agro-industry; Aviation-space; Environmental technologies. Deadline: 1 October 2018( short-term stays)
BELGIUM (Wallonie-Bruxelles) – Outgoing doctoral and postdoctoral scholarship for Excellence WBI.World to follow a doctorate or postdoctorate programme in a university abroad. Deadline: 1 October 2018( short-term stays)
BELGIUM (Wallonie-Bruxelles) - Ulysse incoming Mobility (Incoming) For a highly qualified researcher to lead a research team at Wallonie-Bruxelles Federation (WBF) university. Employment contract for 3 years. Deadline: rolling basis.
BELGIUM (Wallonie-Bruxelles) - F.R.S.-FNRS Post-doctoral temporary incoming fellowship* (up to 3 years) for a non-Belgian PhD holder (with maximum 6 years of experience). Deadline: rolling basis
BELGIUM – FWO outgoing mobility opportunities. Grants supporting international contacts between research groups.
- Travel Grants for Short Stays Abroad (Max. 1 month, outgoing)
- Grant for participation in a conference abroad
- Travel Grants for Long Stays Abroad (31 days to 12 months) for researchers affiliated with a university in the Flemish community or belong to the scientific staff (of the Dutch-speaking community) of a federal or Flemish scientific institute.
Deadline for all grants: no later than 3 months prior to the departure date.
ESTONIA - Mobilitas Pluss Support for study visits and training abroad for 100 researchers to attend international training events of both ETAg and its partners abroad. Deadline: Continuous
ESTONIA – Dora Plus programme (incoming / outgoing). Outgoing: Support to short-term study mobility for Master’s students and doctoral students from higher education institutions in Estonia. Incoming: Foreign Master’s students and doctoral students for short-term teaching and research work in Estonia (1-10 months). Applications: On-going
FINLAND - CIMO Fellowships. WHO? Young doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields. No application deadline.
FRANCE – AXA Chairs. For institutions located within countries where the AXA Group has insurance operations (Japan included) ; €120 000 per year for 5 years. Deadline for requesting a slot : 24 October 2018 & deadline for application submission : 22 November 2018
FRANCE – INRIA The "Internships" Programme (Incoming): Research training experience for students from all over the world; Undergraduate, masters or PhD students come and spend a few months in an Inria research team; 2-6 months with fixed remuneration around 500€ per month. Deadline: check on website
FRANCE – 15 Postdoctoral Fellowships on Biology and Information Technologies open to all nationalities at the French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA). No specific application deadline: The positions are open until they are filled by appropriate candidates.
GERMANY - German Chancellor Fellowships for tomorrow's Leaders (Incoming): The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to conduct a project as guests of the partner of their choice in Germany. Open to an array of sectors such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture.
Deadline: 15 September 2018.
GERMANY - Doctoral scholarships from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Incoming): For socially engaged doctoral students of any nationality, in all disciplines and of any age. Deadlines: 31 October 2018
GERMANY - Research grant Fraunhofer Attract (Incoming) offering outstanding external scientists the opportunity to develop their ideas towards an actual application within an optimally equipped Fraunhofer institute operating close to the market; Funding: €2,5 Million over 5 years; Deadline: 2 October 2018
GERMANY - Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards of EUR 45 000 and up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany by the Humboldt Foundation. Rolling call for applications with two reviews panels per year. In spring and autumn.
GERMANY – Incoming Emmy Noether Programme*. WHO? Outstanding postdocs/junior researchers with 2 to 4 years postdoctoral experience. No application deadlines.
GERMANY - Humboldt INCOMING Fellowships* for researchers at different stages in their careers: - Humboldt Incoming Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (6-24 months) for researchers from abroad who have completed their doctorate in the last four years; - Humboldt INCOMING Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (6-18 months research projects) for Assistant Professors or Junior Research Group Leaders from abroad who completed their doctorate less than twelve years ago; Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Postdoctoral Researchers (6−24 months research project) for postdoctoral or experienced researchers from developing or transition countries who have completed their doctorate in the last 4 (post-doc)/12 years (experienced researchers). Deadline: any time during the year
GERMANY – Gerda Henkel Foundation post-doctoral 1 to 24 months Research Scholarships in humanities to carry out an independent research project alone. Applications are welcome at any time.
GERMANY - DLR-DAAD Research Incoming Fellowships* in the fields of Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research open to foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientists. Deadlines depend on the current offers.
IRELAND – SFI incoming Research Professorship* open to researchers in academia or industry. Applications on a rolling basis.
ITALY - Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori :Incoming, short-term visits (3-6 months) of foreign researchers in experimental, translational and clinical research. Deadline: Applications are accepted at any time.
ITALY - Calls for the Admission to 2018/19 PhD Programmes - Sant' Anna School of Advanced Studies: 65 positions for Ph.D. students from around the world in Biorobotics, Law, Human Rights and Global Politics, Economics, Management, Agrobiosciences, Agrobiodiversity, EDT. Deadlines : varying depending on the topics
NETHERLANDS – NWO ASPASIA Programme linked to Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi and Vici. Aspasia is a grant linked to the Vidi and Vici competitive grant scheme. The highest performing female candidates in the NOW’s Vidi and Vici rounds will be approached by NWO after the round if they are not yet an associate professor (in case of Vidi) or full professor (in case of Vici). No deadline nor application form.
NETHERLANDS – NWO visitor’s travel grant* for foreign senior researchers to stay in the Netherlands for a maximum of 4 months. Continuous application.
NORWAY – The Research Council of Norway: Personal Visiting Researcher Grant for international researchers with qualifications at the professor level. Deadline: on-going.
POLAND (Foundation for Polish Science) - IDEAS FOR POLAND for Winners of the “ERC Starting Grants” competition who intend to pursue scientific research in Poland. Rolling basis.
PORTUGAL (Outgoing) - Grants for Sabbatical Leave: Grants by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) are designed for PhDs on sabbatical leave. All research fields and nationalities are eligible. 3 months – 1 year.
Deadline: The call is on-going
SPAIN - Extensive list of national, regional and private sector recruitment and funding opportunities for those looking for a research job or funding to carry out research in Spain.
SLOVAK REPUBLIC (National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic - NSP) – incoming / outgoing sandwich scholarships in all areas for PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists. Outgoing stays vary from 1 to 10 months for PhD students and 3 to 6 months for postdoctoral researchers. Deadline: 31 October 2018
SWITZERLAND (Swiss National Science Foundation - SNSF) – outgoing fellowships for Swiss nationals or permanent residents: International Short Visits, fund incoming / outgoing short term mobility and small joint research project. Continuous application
TURKEY - TÜBİTAK ‟2221” Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and Scientists on Sabbatical Leave who would like to give workshops/conferences/lectures, or conduct R&D activities in Turkey. Three types of visits are granted within this programme: Short-term (up to 1 month), Long-term (up to 12 months) and Sabbatical Leave (from 3 months to 12 months). All types of grants cover monthly stipend and travel costs. Deadline : rolling basis.
PRIVATE (Bayer Science & Education Foundation) - Incoming and outgoing fellowships: for students and trainees in life sciences, medicine, agro sciences, science teachers, apprentices. It is open to applicants from German-speaking countries wishing to go abroad and foreign applicants who want to go to Germany. Deadline: 18 July 2018