The new BELSPO postdoctoral fellowship is open for non-EU researchers to work during 6 to 18 months in a Belgian research team. For this call, the list of target countries is limited to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), all the African countries and Vietnam.
Fellowships are available for the postdoctoral research programme. Program is aimed at strengthening the bilateral Science & Technology collaborations by creating long-lasting partnerships and networks, in the framework of the European Research Area.
Exceptional Postdoctoral Fellowships for Non-EU Researchers.
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The Federal Science Policy Office is contributing to this objective by granting post-doc programs to non-EU researchers allowing them to work in a Belgian research team during a given period of time. The ultimate aim is to promote sustainable S&T collaborations between the research institutions and support the research networks.
Application Deadline: Closed
- Applicants from following targeted countries the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa); all the African countries (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and Vietnam are eligible to apply for these awards.
- Postdoctoral benefits are offered in Chemistry, Economic Sciences, Information Science and Engineering, Environmental and Geosciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Applicants are responsible for the choice of discipline. The experts in charge of the evaluation of the research project will rise from this choice.
- Applicants must hold a doctor’s degree at the date of entry the grant and also have the nationality of a target country. Students must be associated with research in one of the targets of all countries.
- All applications implying a candidate or a home lab from another country will be dismissed
How to Apply
- How to Apply: To apply, Applications should be sent via post and also via e-mail.
- Supporting Documents: To apply, students must be ready to introduce both in hard and electronic copy, a description of the research project to be performed during the stay, a recommendation letter, a motivation letter, Only complete applications.
- The candidate is free to produce more than one recommendation letter. Each motivation or recommendation letter should be written in English.
- Admission Requirements: In order to be eligible applicants must hold a doctor’s degree at the date of entry the free education.
- Language Requirement:Although the expected level of command of English may vary depending on the school and, above all, the study program or course, the usual average English language requirement they will be required to have to study in Europe is 550 points (paper-based TOEFL test), or 213 points (computer-based TOEFL test), or 79-80 points (Internet-based TOEFL test), or 5.5 – 6.5 score in the IELTS test.
- If applicants have not taken either the TOEFL or IELTS tests and they would like to prove their level of knowledge of English with other exams, applicants will need to prove they have a level of command of English corresponding to the B1/B2 level (intermediate) according to the European language passport.
The award comprises a net monthly allowance of 2,430 EUR, a single payment of 1,500 EUR for the travel expenses from and to the country of origin, the personal liability insurance costs, the contribution to the National Office of Social Security (NOSS), as foreseen by Royal Decree of 26.03.2003 in relation to foreign workers (M. B. of 28.04.2003).