EASL is enhancing its fellowship programmes to better reflect young investigators’ needs. From 2017 onwards you will benefit from:
This competitive Postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme targets the most promising newly qualified postgraduate researchers who wish to expand research fields and start developing their independent research careers. The program is open to Europeans and non-Europeans who wish to conduct post-graduate research at a European center. Applicants must hold a PhD and /or a MD degree and have no more than two years of postgraduate research experience.
Base funding of 60,000 EUR per year paid directly to the Hosting Institution, providing support for basic salary. The Salary Contribution may also cover part of the research expenses, depending on the salary determined by the Hosting Institution, and detailed in the fellowship application.
The Salary Contribution is calculated based on the country-specific correction coefficient, as determined by the European Union on an annual basis. The Hosting Institution may need to pay a top-up to the eligible fellows from another budget source to complement this contribution.
(a) Mobility allowance, 500 EUR per month
(b) Family allowance, 500 EUR per month.
A family allowance will be paid in case the supported researcher has family obligations, In this context, family is defined as persons linked to the researcher (i) by marriage or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognized by the legislation of the country or region where this relationship is formalized or (iii) as dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher.
Both the Mobility and Family Allowance are paid directly to the fellow.
2 years (no extension possible)
Applicants must conduct the fellowship at a European institution different from their Home Institution and, preferably, in a different European country. The research supervisor in the hosting Institution is supposed to provide relevant and constant scientific guidance for the duration of the fellowship.
The Hosting Institution must appoint the recipient of the fellowship under an employment contract to be finalized before the effective start of the fellowship in the hosting institution. The employment contract should include social security and health coverage for the duration of the fellowship. A copy of the contract must be provided to the EASL Office. EASL reserves the right to ask for a financial and contractual status of the fellow to the Hosting Institution throughout the duration of the fellowship programme.