Call for proposals open: first of February 2017

Call for proposals LEaDing fellows post-doc programme


First call open (1/3) 1st of February 2017
First call deadline 31th of March 2017
Number of available positions first call 20


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;
  • Fellows will be offered a full-time, fixed term employment contract for a period of 24 months at one of the institutions;
  • Fellows can benefit from structured career development by:
  1. undertaking training (in both research and transferable skills);
  2. 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 October 2017).
  • Applicants should have obtained their PhD before the recruitment date (1 October 2017) and less than 60 months prior. This application window can be extended for pregnancy (6 months per child), maternity or paternity 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 first call

What? When?
First call open 1st of February 2017
Deadline first call 31th of March 2017
Recruitment date (reference date eligibility) 1st of October 2017
Eligibility check April 2017
Evaluation process April- October 2017
Appointment fellows between 1 November 2017 and 30 April 2020


Call Open Deadline Number of positions Appointment
2 1 November 2017 31 December 2017 40 24 months, between 1 August 2018 and 31 January 2021
3 1 August 2018 30 September 2018 30 24 months, between 1 May 2019 and 31 October 2021

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