Postdoctoral fellowships to non-EU researchers (Federal Science Policy Office)

The stimulation of international mobility and the attraction of researchers from abroad is one of the priorities of the European Research Area.

In this context and intending to stimulate the S&T cooperation, the Federal Science Policy Office does implement a fellowship scheme for highly qualified non EU researchers (i.e. postdoctoral level or equivalent experience), granting them an oppotunity to work during 6 to 18 months in a Belgian research team.

The target countries:

  • The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)
  • All African countries
  • Vietnam

The potential Belgian host units are those which are involved in the research programmes and actions of the Federal Science Policy Office (cf. FEDRA).

Applications are sent to the Federal Science Policy Office by the Belgian project leaders.

The selection takes place once a year.

For more information:

At Ghent University:


At the Federal Science Policy office: