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S.C.O.R.E Info on Grants and Fellowships

S.C.O.R.E: Scholarships and Conferences Opportunities for Researchers and Experts

1. Programme Address:

Funder: Human Frontier Science Programme Organisation

Information: HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country.

HFSP fellowships are for three years. Fellows may choose to stay for up to three years in the host country or use the last year of their fellowship to return to their home country or to move to another HFSPO member country.

Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work.

Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences), who have had limited exposure to biology during their previous training.

Eligibility: Scientists from all countries may participate in the Research Grant and Fellowship programs. There are, however, some restrictions that affect applicants from non-member countries.

The restrictions on participation are:

1. The Principal Applicant of a research grant must be from one of the member countries (see list below), but other team members may be from anywhere in the world as long as the teams fulfill the basic international requirements described in the guidelines.

2. Young scientists from anywhere in the world may apply for a Fellowship to work in a laboratory in one of the supporting countries (see list below). A scientist from one of the member countries can apply to work anywhere in the world.

The member* countries are:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus (EU part), the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

Deadline: The next fellowship competition will be in August 2017.


2. Programme Address:

Funder: Society of Chemical Industry's Seligman APV Fellowships

Research field(s): Agricultural & Related subjects, Biological Sciences, Chemical sciences, Engineering & Technology

Information: For recent food engineering graduates and post-graduates who are non-UK residents currently working in industry or academia to come to the UK to dedicate a continuous period of up to six months on project based studies in food engineering to develop their skills and acquire relevant state-of-the-art knowledge. Candidates must demonstrate that they are particularly involved in food engineering in their home country.

Deadline: Various; see


3. Programme Address: Research Career Re-entry Fellowships;

Funder: Wellcome Trust

Information: Research Career Re-entry Fellowships

This scheme offers postdoctoral research scientists the opportunity to re-establish their scientific careers after a continuous break from research of at least two years.

Who can apply

You can apply for a Research Career Re-entry Fellowship if you are a researcher in basic biomedical science, clinical science or public health who has had a continuous career break of at least two years. We accept career breaks taken because of family commitments, ill health and work outside of research.

You must have:

  • a strong research track record, or have demonstrated the potential for a strong research career before your career break (normally with at least two years’ postdoctoral research experience)
  • an eligible host organisation in the UK or Republic of Ireland
  • a research project that is within our scientific remit.

Deadline: May 2017 round

Preliminary application deadline

4 May 2017

Full application deadline

10 July 2017


8–10 November 2017


4. Programme Address:

Funder: Peking University and Freie Universität Berlin - Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Research field(s): Social Sciences, Data Science & Applied Mathematics

Information: In the framework of their strategic partnership, Peking University and Freie Universität Berlin establish a Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. Annually, two Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowships are offered for highly qualified, early career post-doctoral researchers.

Each fellowship is to be awarded for 24 months, starting on October 1, 2017, consisting of two phases.

Funding covers: Stipend; relocation allowance; travel funding; and access to Researcher Development Program of the Dahlem Research School at FUB/China’s Postdoctoral Funds or other national research funds.

Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to highly qualified researchers of all nationalities who received their Ph.D. no more than three years prior to the deadline of this call. Candidates who acquired their Ph.D. prior to that date may also apply if there was an eligible lapse in their research activity (e.g. family responsibilities). The program is open to both internal and external candidates. Applicants holding a tenure or tenure-track faculty position are not eligible.

Deadline: March 15, 2017


5. Programme Address:

Funder: International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Germany.

Research Field(s): Natural Sciences

Information: In cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry houses a unique and flexible research program that grants German and foreign students a broad selection of learning opportunities while still maintaining a research focus. The IMPRS-gBGC offers a PhD program specializing in global biogeochemistry and related Earth System sciences.

Funding covers: Monthly income - €2000.

Eligibility: Applications are welcome from well-motivated and highly qualified students from all countries. Applicants hold (or are about to receive) a Master of Science, German 'Diplom' or equivalent degree in natural sciences. Proficiency in English is required since English is the official language of the program.

Deadline: 15/03/2017; top candidates will be invited to take part in the recruitment symposium (May 9-10, 2017).


6. Programme Address:

Funder: Paris Institute for Advanced Study

Research Field(s): Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

Information: The Paris Institute for Advanced Study is launching three calls for applications for research fellowships open to researchers of all nationalities.

Eligibility: Researchers of all nationalities

Deadline: 03/01/2017


7. Programme Address:

Research Field(s): Natural and Applied Sciences

Information: The Center for Micro-BioRobotics (CMBR), an IIT-Network Center based in Pontedera, Pisa, is opening a Postdoctoral position in the area of self-powered mechanical sensing for soft robotics and wearable systems.

The major objective of this research area is to investigate new sensing solutions for discriminating multiple mechanical stimuli (e.g. pressure, strain, vibration, etc.) from which to harvest energy. The approach is to merge soft materials with function (sensing and energy), and to build innovative responsive soft robotic components and/or garments.

Funding covers: Fully funded position including

Eligibility: Applications are welcome from well-motivated and highly qualified scholars with background and Ph.D. in Material Science, Engineering, Robotics, Physics, or allied disciplines.

Deadline: 28/02/2017; application to, and, quoting “Soft sensing BC 72349” in the e-mail subject.


8. Programme Address:

Research Field(s): Social sciences (Joint applications for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship positions in Finance (Odense, Denmark)

Information: The department of Business and Economics is looking for excellent and highly motivated researchers at post-doctoral level to submit joint projects under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships action. If successful, the project will lead to a Marie Sklodowska-Curie post-doctoral position at University of Southern Denmark for 2 years.

Eligibility: Candidates can be of any nationality, must hold a PhD degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience, and must not have worked or lived in Denmark for the last 36 months at application time. Required working language: English.

Deadline: Expressions of interest must be forwarded before April 14, 2017 to Selected candidates are expected to participate in a Marie Curie IF Masterclass hosted by consultants from Yellow Research in May. The MSC Individual Fellowship deadline is on September 14, 2017.


9. Programme Address:

Research field(s): Formal sciences, Humanities, Natural sciences, Professions and applied sciences, and Social sciences

Information: ENTERPRISE IRELAND invites applicants to its new Marie Skłodowska-Curie cofunded trans-national scheme that offers an opportunity for experienced researchers to develop their careers in market focused applied research in Ireland's Technology Centres, with an enterprise secondment during the Fellowship. Covering a wide range of academic and industry areas aligned with Ireland's Smart Specialisation Strategy, the 15 Technology Centres were established to encourage greater efficiency in the interaction between researchers, industry, and the public sector, in research that promotes economic growth by its direct relevance to industry agendas.

Funding covers: Full postdoctoral fellowship

Eligibility: To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be an Experienced Researcher (ER) of any nationality. To qualify as an Experienced Researcher, the researcher must, at the time of the recruitment by the host Technology Centre, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent (FTE) research experience. FTE research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree, which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in Ireland.
  • have not resided or carried out their main activity in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment”.
  • There are no upper limits on the number of years of research experience and no age limits.
  • Applicants are not required to be resident in Ireland at the time of application.
  • Applicants cannot be a permanent employee of their proposed host organisation.

Deadline: 31/03/2017


10. Programme Address:

Research field(s): Formal Sciences

Information: Dublin Institute of Technology announces its Funded MPhil Project: Data Driven Activity Recognition Models in Smart Home Environment to support Ambient Assisted Living.

Funding covers: 16k pa for 2 year plus fees and materials

Eligibility: Min 2.1 in Computing or allied discipline

Deadline: 03/02/2017


Dateline: January 30, 2017

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January 30, 2017