10 Postdoctoral Fellowships at UC Louvain - Open to all Scientific Disciplines

The FSR Post-Doc Call 2021 will award 10 Postdoctoral fellowships of 2 years. This funding aims to create favourable conditions for transnational mobility of highly qualified researchers through the award of postdoctoral fellowships. All scientific disciplines are eligible. 

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 1 October 2020 at 14:00 (CET).


The incoming postdoctoral fellowships are intended for:

  • experienced researchers with a doctorate;

  • researchers with a maximum of five years’ postdoctoral experience;

  • researchers who are internationally mobile, i.e. who have not lived or carried out their main activity (work, study, etc.) in Belgium for more than 24 months in the three years prior

  • to the project start date. All nationalities are eligible.

Applicants must also respond at the same time to the F.R.S.-FNRS Grants and Fellowship call.


Funding comprises a tax-exempt postdoctoral grant for 12-24 months that takes account of the researcher’s experience and includes third-party insurance costs, social security contributions, an operating budget and a travel allowance.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted electronically to the UCLouvain Research Administration at crec-adre@uclouvain.be

The project selection process takes place in four stages:

  1. Eligibility of the applications

  2. Preselection by the Research Council

  3. Proposals classified A (at least three times the number of available grants) are evaluated by international peer reviewers

  4. Interviews by selection committee of the Research Council

Application Assessment Criteria

Applications are assessed on the following criteria:

  • quality of the applicant,

  • quality of the research proposal,

  • mutual impact of collaboration.

Please consult the hereafter support documents :