Category Archives: Erasmus Medical Centre


The 2nd Fellow Meeting, for appointed fellows from the 1st and 2nd Call, took place on 13 November 2018. Venue of this meeting was ‘Campus The Hague’ one of the central locations in the Leiden Delft Erasmus collaboration. The event was a great success. In the morning the fellows were informed about the LEaDing Fellows…
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The 3rd call for applications of the LEaDing Fellows Programme (deadline 31 October 2018) has closed. It resulted in 187 applications for 30 positions. Applicants are from 53 countries, 80 applicants are from the EU, 107 are from outside the EU. The review process will take place in the coming months. Results will be announced…
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Third call LEaDing Fellows post-doc programme open

Third call open The third call of the LEaDing Fellows postdocs programme is open for applications. For the third and last time during this programme candidates from all over the world are invited to apply for a 24 month postdoc at one of the three participating universities. In this call 30 postdocs positions are offered,…
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Results second call LEaDing Fellows post-doc programme

Results second call After an intensive selection process 40 positions were selected in the second call. Six positions are granted to the Erasmus Medical Centre, seven to the Erasmus University Rotterdam, fifteen to Delft University of Technology, eight to Leiden University Medical Centre and four to Leiden University. The appointment of these candidates is now…
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Update on LEaDing Fellows post-doc programme

The selection procedure in the second round of the LEaDing Fellows programme is in full swing. A total of 184 applications for 40 positions have been received in the second round. The LEaDing Fellows met mid March 2018 to select a shortlist of 120 proposals. The next step will involve appointing three different external peers…
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2nd call for proposals closed

2nd call for proposals closed:   The 2nd call for applications of the LEaDing Fellows Programme (deadline 10 January 2018) has closed. It resulted in 184 applications for 40 positions. The review process will take place in the coming months. Results will be announced on the 2nd of July 2018. 20 fellows have already been…
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Call for proposals: Leaflet

Leaflet Call for proposals LEaDing fellows post-doc programme   Second call open (2/3) 1st of November 2017 Second call deadline 10 January 2018 (12:00 pm) Number of available positions 2nd call 40 Are you looking for an opportunity to gain two years of work experience as a post doc in a challenging, internationally acclaimed and multidisciplinary…
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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…
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From left to right: Carel Stolker (rector magnificus, Leiden University), Karel Luyben (rector magnificus, TU Delft), Huibert Pols (rector magnificus, Erasmus University Rotterdam), Jaap Verweij (dean, Erasmus MC) and Jacqueline Ton (research director at LUMC, standing in for dean Pancras Hogendoorn).

TU Delft, Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University Medical Centre and the Erasmus Medical Centre are set to offer post-doc positions at one of these five knowledge institutions to 90 researchers from across the world who have recently been awarded their doctorates.

On 5 December 2016, the rectors of the three universities and the deans of both medical centres signed the consortium agreement for the LEaDing Fellows post-doc programme.

In 2016, the five knowledge institutions received a joint European grant of € 6.3 million for this from the Marie Curie COFUND programme, which aims to promote international mobility among young academics.

Tradition of collaboration

The three universities and their medical centres have a wide range of disciplines to offer the 90 talented researchers. They have been collaborating across various different specialisms for decades, including in the fields of science and technology and at the interface between medicine and technology. Ten years ago, the medical and technical consortium Medical Delta was established, followed by the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus alliance in 2012. The eight Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centres that form part of the alliance focus on complex issues in society.

Thanks to this long tradition of collaboration, the post-docs will find themselves in a ready-made multidisciplinary setting, in which it is easy to collaborate with research groups from other institutions or find a position in one of the eight Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centres or Medical Delta.


The five knowledge institutions also work closely together with the business community and government authorities in the province of Zuid-Holland, economically one of Europe's most dynamic regions. The LEaDing Fellows programme offers young academics an outstanding opportunity to take advantage of this environment.

Researchers can apply for a position from 1 February 2017 until 31 March 2017. A total of 20 post-docs will be appointed at that time, and there will be two further rounds of recruitment. The programme runs until February 2022. TU Delft is the beneficiary and coordinating university for the LEaDing Fellows project.