AuL incoming post-doc fellowships co-funded by the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission

Incoming post-doc fellowships of the Académie universitaire Louvain (AUL) co-funded by the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission are offered to scientists of all nationalities in order to strengthen the bilateral S&T collaborations as well as the realization of the European Research Area.

They are assigned to researchers with a PhD degree (or equivalent), proving their expertise and research capacity by a personal scientific record. The fellowships, granted for a stay lasting between 12 to 24 months in one of the Académie universitaire Louvain research units, concern all fields of research activities dealt with by the AuL.

Eligible scientists

The AuL incoming post-doc fellowships are addressed to:
- experienced researchers, holding a doctor’s degree or having an equivalent research experience*;
- researchers with more than 10 years of research experience (6 years after obtaining the PhD**) will not be eligible;
- researchers having stayed or worked in Belgium not more than 12 months over the past 3 years.

Submissions must be done jointly with an AUL promoter/scientist in charge.

* Experienced researchers are defined as researchers having at least 4 years of research experience (full-time equivalent) since gaining a university diploma giving them access to doctoral studies (the degree must entitle the holder to embark on doctoral studies, without having to acquire any further qualifications), in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or researchers already in possession of a doctoral degree, independently of the time taken to acquire it.

** Reference date being the starting date of the fellowship.

Research fields and potential host units

The considered exchanges must take place in the frame of the research activities ongoing in a research unit of one of the following 3 universities composing the Académie universitaire Louvain :

- Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Mons or Brussels (Woluwé) :;
- Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix – Namur :;
- Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis – Brussels :

What does the fellowship comprise?

  • A net monthly allowance, taking into account the experience of the fellow (EUR 2,158 - EUR 2,314)
  • A bench fee of EUR 5,000 per year for laboratory-based research or EUR 2,500 per year for non-laboratory based research
  • The personal liability insurance costs
  • The contribution to the National Office of Social Security

Submission of applications

                                                                        !!!   The 2012 call is closed since October 1st   !!!

- Evaluation: October 2012 – February 2013
- Communication of the results: March 1st, 2013
- Launching of the projects: April – September 2013

Do not hesitate to consult the application form and Guide for applicants that were used for the previous call (2012):

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