Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Europe
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: Any EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country
  • Funded by: European Commission
  • Tuition Type: Full Funding
  • Degree Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Scholarship Amount: Research, training, living and mobility allowances, etc
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Opening date: 9th April, 2024
Join our Telegram Channel to Get the Latest International Scholarship Alerts and Tips.

Scholarship Benefits

The EU offers assistance to the researcher who is hired, which includes:

  • an allowance for living expenses,
  • an allowance for mobility,
  • where relevant, allowances for family, extended leave, and special requirements
  • activities related to research, training, and networking,
  • costs associated with management and indirect expenses.

Postdoctoral Fellowships (PFs) aim to bolster researchers’ professional journeys and promote research excellence. The initiative for Postdoctoral Fellowships is designed for PhD holders aspiring to conduct their research in foreign locales, obtain novel competencies, and advance their professional trajectories. PFs facilitate researchers in obtaining experience across various nations, disciplines, and sectors outside of academia.


  • You are required to possess a PhD at the application deadline. Candidates who have defended their doctoral thesis successfully but have not yet officially received their doctoral degree are also deemed eligible.
  • You should have no more than eight years of research experience post-PhD degree award. Time spent outside the research field and career interruptions are not included in this limit. Additionally, research experience gained in third countries by nationals or long-standing residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries seeking to return to Europe is not counted.
  • You must adhere to mobility regulations: for European Postdoctoral Fellowships, they should not have lived or primarily worked (employment, studies, etc.) in the host country, and for the outgoing phase of Global Postdoctoral Fellowships, not at the host organisation, for over 12 months within the last 36 months immediately prior to the deadline of the call.

Many offers are specifically tailored to precise research areas put forth by the host institution. Typically, you will engage with a supervisor to refine your application. It’s essential to meticulously review the criteria to confirm your eligibility for application.

How to apply

Should you be a seasoned researcher aiming to create a personal research initiative, you may submit an application for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Steps to apply

Step 1:

Come up with a joint application together with the university or host organisation you wish to use.

Step 2:

Post your application to an open funding call which can be found on this portal.

To be able to get a host organisation, you may need to leverage on your professional network, which can be a crucial asset.

Explore the collection of hosting proposals (expressions of interest) available on Euraxess and other academic job portals where research entities express their interest in backing your application.

Additional Information

Researchers keen on applying must do so in collaboration with a host entity, which might be a university, research institution, commercial enterprise, small-to-medium enterprise (SME), or another type of organization situated within an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country. Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to all academic disciplines, encompassing areas addressed by the Euratom Research and Training Programme.

Official Website