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Type of grant




Sectors and fields of study



Programme description

This funding aims to promote the transnational mobility of highly qualified researchers through the award of postdoctoral fellowships. The funding includes a tax-free postdoctoral fellowship of 12 to 24 months, which takes into account the experience of the researcher, the costs of liability insurance, social security contributions, an operating budget and a travel allowance.


From 12 to 36 months

Grant funded by

Fonds Spécial de Recherche (FSR)

Eligibility criteria

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Postdoctoral fellowships are open to:

  • Experienced researchers in possession of their doctoral degree;
  • researchers with a maximum of five years of postdoctoral experience
  • researchers in an international mobility situation, who have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 24 months during the three years preceding the starting date of the project.

All nationalities are eligible.

Level of study required

Doctoral degree

Additional terms and conditions

Applicants must also apply in parallel to the F.R.S.-FNRS call for Mandates.

Application process

How to apply

Applications must be submitted via the UCLouvain promoter in electronic form to the Research Administration. Electronic submission to


The call is annual and is carried out per academic year. Submission is due in early October.

Selection Process

The selection of projects is carried out in four stages:

  1. Eligibility of applications ;
  2. Pre-selection of applications by CREC members
  3. Sending of A-ranked applications (maximum three times the number of applications available) to external experts
  4. Hearing of all A-ranked applicants

Applications are assessed on the following criteria

  1. quality of the applicant,
  2. quality of the research project,
  3. mutual impact of the collaboration.


Expert in the Research Administration : Sara Wilmet (ADRE/RFON-RINT),, +32 (0)10 47.38.36