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Call for proposals LEaDing fellows post-doc programme

TU Delft

Delft, Zuid-Holland 2628 CD
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Call for proposals LEaDing fellows post-doc programme

Second call open (2/3)                                             1st of November 2017
Second call deadline                                                  10th of January 2018
Number of available positions second call               40

The ‘LEaDing Fellows Postdoc Programme’  is a Horizon2020 Marie Sklowdowska Curie COFUND programme  and will provide 90 researchers from all over the world who recently obtained a PhD, with the opportunity to gain two years of work experience in the challenging, internationally acclaimed and multidisciplinary environment offered by Leiden University, Leiden University Medical Center, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Medical Center and Delft University of Technology. 

The aim is to provide opportunities for international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility, by offering open recruitment and attractive working conditions. Applicants can propose a project of their own choice, including a research proposal, an individual training plan, a motivation letter, a CV and a commitment letter of his/her proposed supervisor in one of the universities or university medical centers of the program. For more details see the Guide for Applicants on the LEaDing Fellows website

Research fields
Applicants have an opportunity to apply for a fellowship in research fields covered the five institutions:

Leiden University

Leiden University Medical Center

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus Medical Center

Delft University of Technology.

For an overview of all research fields consult the LEaDing Fellows website

Why apply?
Fellows recruited:

  • Will have the opportunity to gain two years of work experience in the challenging, internationally acclaimed and multidisciplinary environment offered by the institutions;
  • Will be offered a full-time, fixed term employment contract for a period of 24 months at one of the institutions;
  • Can benefit from structured career development by:
  • undertaking training (in both research and transferable skills);
  • having the opportunity to undertake visits or internships at one of the four other LeaDing  fellows partners or linked industry or non-academic partners;

Who can apply?
Eligibility criteria

-        Applicants of all nationalities are eligible, unless national, international or European legislation or embargos prohibit specific (combinations of (sub) disciplines and) countries of origin;

-        Applicants shall not have spent more than 12 months in the Netherlands in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date (1 July 2018);

-        Applicants should have obtained their PhD before the recruitment date (1 July 2018) and less than 60 months prior. This application window can be extended for pregnancy (6 months per child), parental leave (max. 6 months per child), training for medical specialists (3 years) or compulsory and reserve military service (actual time). Evidencing documentation must be added to the application.

Application, evaluation and selection
All information about the requirements for application and the evaluation criteria can be found in the Guide for Applicants at the LEaDing Fellows website.

Timetable second call (2017-2018)
What?                                                                When?
Second call open                                                 1st of November 2017
Deadline second call                                            10th of January 2018
Recruitment date (reference date eligibility)           1st of July 2018
Eligibility check                                                    January 2018
Evaluation process                                               January - July 2018
Appointment fellows                                            between 1 August 2018 and 31 January 2021

Third call (2018-2019)
Call: 3        
Open: 1 September 2018   
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Number of positions: 30
Recruitment Date: 1 May 2019
Appointment: 24 months, between 1 June 2019 and 30 November 2021


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