FAQ LEaDing Fellows Postdoc Programme First Call

The potential post-doc applies with their own research proposal in one of the research fields covered at the LEaDing Fellows institutions. Commitment from a hosting group at one of the institution is an obligatory part of the application.

You can apply if you obtain your PhD prior 1st of October 2017. Obtained your PhD also includes the defence of the PhD thesis.

You can apply if you obtained your PhD after 1st of October 2012.
This application window can be extended with 6 months for pregnancy (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 as an annex.

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 between 1st of October 2014 and 1st of October 2017.

All requirement can be found in the Guide for Applicants which can be found here.

Overviews of all research fields covered at the LEaDing Fellows partners can be found here. In these overviews you can also find the contact information of people to approach to secure a good fit within a research group and to get commitment. The format of the letter of commitment can be found here.


Contact info

LEaDing Fellows Programme Office

LEaDing Fellows Programme Office

carolineCaroline Kohlmann-Van Noord
Senior HR policy officer



carolineVeronique van der Varst
Project Management officer