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Type of grant

Research grant



Sectors and fields of study

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Programme description

DL: 01/10/2020 (14h - Brussels) - The call « FSR Post-doc 2021 » for incoming postdoctoral fellowships within UCLouvain is open !

This funding aims to create favourable conditions for transnational mobility of highly qualified researchers through the award of postdoctoral fellowships. All scientific disciplines are eligible.

Funding comprises a tax-exempt postdoctoral grant for 12-24 months that takes account of the researcher’s experience and includes third-party insurance costs, social security contributions, an operating budget and a travel allowance.

Duration and financial terms

The 2021 call is financed through the Special Research Funds (SRF), with a budget of €1,000,000. This will allow 10 2-year post-doctoral fellowships to be awarded.

Grant funded by

Fonds Spécial de Recherche (FSR) - Special Research Funds

Eligibility criteria

Nationality.ies – Profile

The incoming postdoctoral fellowships are intended for:

  • experienced researchers with a doctorate;
  • researchers with a maximum of five years’ postdoctoral experience;
  • researchers who are internationally mobile, i.e. who have not lived or carried out their main activity (work, study, etc.) in Belgium for more than 24 months in the three years prior
  • to the project start date.

All nationalities are eligible.

Additional terms and conditions

Applicants must also respond at the same time to the F.R.S.-FNRS Grants and Fellowship call.

Application process

How to apply

Electronic submission to ; calls are annual and are organised once per academic year.


Thursday 1 October 2020 at 2 p.m. at the latest.

Selection Process

The project selection process takes place in four stages:

  1. Eligibility of the applications
  2. Preselection by the Research Council
  3. Proposals classified A (at least three times the number of available grants) are evaluated by international peer reviewers
  4. Interviews by selection committee of the Research Council

Applications are assessed on the following criteria:

  • quality of the applicant,
  • quality of the research proposal,
  • mutual impact of collaboration.

Contact – Find out more

Contact person: Mrs Sara Wilmet (ADRE/RFON-RINT)

+32 (0)10 47.38.36