ERCIM Postdoctoral Fellowship in Leading European Research Institutes

ERCIM Postdoctoral Fellowship in Leading European Research Institutes

ERCIM Postdoctoral Fellowship in Leading European Research Institutes

Designation/Position- ERCIM Postdoctoral Fellowship

ERCIM, the European Research Consortium, invites applications for ERCIM Postdoctoral Fellowship Position from eligible and interested candidates

About- ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, offers fellowships for Ph.D. holders worldwide. Fellows are hosted in leading European Research Institutes. ERCIM Postdoctoral Fellowship in European Country

Research/Job Area- The topics focus on the ERCIM institutes’ scientific fields of competence.

Location- ERCIM, the European Research Consortium

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The Fellowships are available for Ph.D. holders from all over the world.

Before applying, please read carefully the “Application guide“.

  • have obtained a PhD degree during the last 8 years (prior to the application year deadline) or be in the last year of the thesis work with an outstanding academic record. Nevertheless, before starting the grant, a proof of the PhD degree will be requested.
  • complete, submit the application form and send via the online system:
    • a detailed curriculum vitae without any sensitive data (such as information that reveals the alleged racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs…). More details in the Application guide,
    • a list of publications,
    • two scientific papers in English,
    • contact details of two referees.

Please note that the fellowship is restricted to two terms (one reselection possible).

We encourage not only researchers from academic institutions to apply, but also scientists working in industry.

Why to apply for an ERCIM Fellowship?

The Fellowship Programme enables bright young scientists from all over the world to work on a challenging problem as fellows of leading European research centers. In addition, an ERCIM fellowship helps widen and intensify the network of personal relations and understanding among scientists. The programme offers the opportunity to ERCIM fellows:

  • to work with internationally recognized experts,
  • to improve their knowledge about European research structures and networks,
  • to become familiarized with working conditions in leading European research centres,
  • to promote cross-fertilization and cooperation, through the fellowships, between research groups working in similar areas in different laboratories.

How are the fellows selected?

Each application is reviewed by one or more senior scientists in each participating ERCIM institute. ERCIM representatives decide on the candidates to whom Fellowships are offered, taking into account the following criteria:

  • scientific expertise of the applicant,
  • quality of scientific publications,
  • relevance of the fellowship research agenda,
  • interest/ added-value for the consortium,
  • previous mobility / professional experiences.

The number of available positions varies from call to call and depends mainly from the needs of the member institutes and their available funding.

Job/Position Description- 

Two types of contracts
The fellows are appointed for 12 months either by a stipend (an agreement for a research training programme) or a working contract. The type of contract and the monthly allowance (for stipends) or salary (for working contracts) depend on the hosting institute (see table above).

It should be noted that the stipend (Fellowship Agreement) does not constitute a contract of employment. As such, no contributions are made, on behalf of the fellow, in respect of unemployment insurance or either state or private retirement schemes. The fellow will not, therefore, be entitled to any unemployment or retirement benefits under the Fellowship Agreement.

For the entire period of 12 months, the fellow will receive a monthly allowance or salary (depending on the type of contract) which may vary depending on the country. Costs for travelling to and from the institutes will be paid under conditions determined by the contract.

Allowances for the round 2023 (2):

CountryConsortiumMonthly allowance (net) in euro (approximatively)Contract type
ItalyCNR2070 €Stipend Contract
NetherlandsCWI2500 €Stipend Contract
GermanyFraunhofer-Gesellschaft2570 €Stipend Contract
PortugalINESC1686 €Stipend Contract
NorwayNTNU4260 €Stipend Contract
SwedenRISE2925 €Stipend Contract
SpainUMA2100 € at minimumWorking Contract
PolandUniversity of Warsaw1500 €Stipend Contract
FinlandVTT3000 €Stipend Contract

Depending on the hosting country and the type of contract, the net allowance might not take deductions such as income tax into account. We strongly recommend to the fellows consult the host organization for these details before signing the contract.

How to Apply- 

Eligible candidate can submit the application form and send via the online system:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications
  • two scientific papers in English
  • contact details of two referees

Contacts for questions about a particular hosting institute:

ConsortiumsNational contactTelEmail
CNRRaffaella Casarosa+39 050 315
CWIDick Broekhuis+ 31 20 592
Fraunhofer-GesellschaftBettina Touré
NTNULena Haugen+47
RISEBjörn Levin+46 (0)8 633 15
UMAJavier Cámara Moreno+ 951 95 34
University of WarsawDaniel Adamiak+ 48 22 55 44
VTTSanna Downing+358 40 637

For general questions about the Fellowship Programme, please contact

Contacts for questions about a particular hosting institute:

Last Date for Apply– 30 September 2023

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