Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

"MOVE-IN Louvain" Incoming Post-doc Fellowships co-funded by the Marie Curie Actions


"MOVE-IN Louvain” Incoming post-doc Fellowships is a new transnational fellowship programme developed by the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in collaboration with the Université de Namur and  the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, with the support of the European Commission (Marie Curie actions). In line with the European Research Area (ERA) objectives, the programme’s goal is to create favorable conditions for transnational mobility of highly skilled researchers. In respect for the EURAXESS principles, fellows will be selected through a transparent selection process carried out, notably, by independent experts.


The programme will last 5 years, issuing 3 calls for proposals. Depending on the duration of the stay of the candidates retained for funding, about 53 fellowships will be granted per call.


The fellowships are assigned to researchers with a PhD degree (or equivalent), proving their expertise and research capacity by a personal scientific record. The fellowships are granted for a stay lasting between 12 to 24 months in one of the three partner institutions (Université catholique de Louvain, Université de Namur and Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles).


Discover the testimonies of "MOVE-IN Louvain" post-doc researchers:



Eligible scientists


“MOVE-IN Louvain” Incoming post-doc Fellowships are addressed to:

experienced researchers* holding a doctoral degree (PhD) or having at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience**;

researchers with a maximum of 6 years of post-doc experience;

researchers in mobility condition: who have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.


All nationalities are taken into account.


Research fields and potential host units


The exchanges must take place in the frame of the ongoing research activities taking place in a research unit of one of the three host institutions, namely:

Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Brussels, Tournai and Mons) ;

Université de Namur;

Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles.


The programme is based on a bottom-up approach as all research fields are eligible (Sciences and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Health Sciences).


Budgetary aspects


The fellowship includes:

a net monthly allowance, taking into account the experience of the fellow;

the personal liability insurance costs;

the contribution to the National Office of Social Security (NOSS);

a bench fee of EUR/year 5,000 for laboratory-based research or EUR/year 2,500 for non-laboratory based research;

travel allowance: this amount will be calculated taken into account of the country of origin of the candidate (depending on the country, it could range from 250 EUR/year to 2,000 EUR/year)




1st of October 2016: Publication of the call

1st of January 2017: Deadline of the call

May 2017: Communication of the results

June 2017 until 31st of December 2017: Lauching of the research projects





For more informations feel free to contact Nathalie Schellens.


*Experienced researchers are defined as researchers having at least 4 years research experience (full-time equivalent) since gaining a university diploma giving them access to doctoral studies (the degree must entitle the holder to embark on doctoral studies, without having to acquire any further qualifications), in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained, or researchers already in possession of a doctoral degree, independently of the time taken to acquire it.

**Reference date being the call deadline.

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