ERCIM Fellowship Programme

ERCIM Fellowship Programme

ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, offers fellowships for PhD holders from all over the world. Topics cover most disciplines in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Applied Mathematics. The next deadline is 30 April 2023.

Who can apply?
The Fellowships are available for PhD holders from all over the world.

What is the duration?
Fellowships are of a 12 months duration, spent in one of the ERCIM institutes.

How to apply?
Only online applications are accepted.
Next deadline for application: 30 Apr 2023

Which topics/disciplines?
The topics focus on the ERCIM institutes' scientific fields of competence.

Where are the fellows hosted?
Only ERCIM members can host fellows. For information about the possible hosting institutes, see "participating ERCIM members". For more details, see the homepages of the individual members, or contact the ERCIM Fellowship Programme national contact for a specific institute.

What are the conditions to apply?
Before applying, please read carefully the "Application guide".

  • have obtained a PhD degree during the last 8 years (prior to the application year deadline) or be in the last year of the thesis work with an outstanding academic record. Nevertheless, before starting the grant, a proof of the PhD degree will be requested.
  • complete, submit the application form and send via the online system:
  • a detailed curriculum vitae without any sensitive data (such as information that reveals the alleged racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs...). More details in the Application guide,
  • a list of publications,
  • two scientific papers in English,
  • contact details of two referees.

Please note that the fellowship is restricted to two terms (one reselection possible).

Types of contracts
The fellows are appointed for 12 months either by a stipend (an agreement for a research training programme) or a working contract. The type of contract and the monthly allowance (for stipends) or salary (for working contracts) depend on the hosting institute (see table above).

It should be noted that the stipend (Fellowship Agreement) does not constitute a contract of employment. As such, no contributions are made, on behalf of the fellow, in respect of unemployment insurance or either state or private retirement schemes. The fellow will not, therefore, be entitled to any unemployment or retirement benefits under the Fellowship Agreement.

For the entire period of 12 months, the fellow will receive a monthly allowance or salary (depending on the type of contract) which may vary depending on the country. Costs for travelling to and from the institutes will be paid under conditions determined by the contract.

This allowance/salary will be transferred to the fellow's personal bank account.

Allowances for the round 2022(2):



Monthly allowance (net) in euro (approximatively)

Contract type



2070 €

Stipend Contract



2500 €

Stipend Contract



2570 €

Stipend Contract



1686 €

Stipend Contract



4025 €

Stipend Contract



2925 €

Stipend Contract



4025 €

Stipend Contract


University of Warsaw

1500 €

Stipend Contract



3000 €

Stipend Contract

Depending on the hosting country and the type of contract the net allowance might not take into account deductions such as income tax. We strongly recommend to the fellows to consult the host organisation for these details before signing the contract.

Costs for travelling to and from the institutes
Costs for travelling to and from the host institutions will be reimbursed on the basis of an economic class airplane ticket or first class train ticket. No moving expenses are allocated. The limit is 500 euros per trip (2 trips can be planned).

Research Exchange Programme
Fellows have to spend at least a one-week visit to another ERCIM member institute. ERCIM-EEIG will cover reasonable expenses (including but not limited: travel, accomodation, meal) up to a maximum amount calculated on the basis of 100 euros per month over the fellowship period.

Participation in scientific conferences
Fellows are encouraged to attend and to submit papers to scientific conferences during his or her fellowship. ERCIM-EEIG will cover registration costs and travelling expenses up to a maximum sum calculated at a rate of 100 euros per month under the condition that the fellow has an accepted paper at the conference. This additional allowance can also be used for covering processing fees for Open Access journals.

Why to apply for an ERCIM Fellowship?
The Fellowship Programme enables bright young scientists from all over the world to work on a challenging problem as fellows of leading European research centers. In addition, an ERCIM fellowship helps widen and intensify the network of personal relations and understanding among scientists. The programme offers the opportunity to ERCIM fellows:

  • to work with internationally recognized experts,
  • to improve their knowledge about European research structures and networks,
  • to become familiarized with working conditions in leading European research centres,
  • to promote cross-fertilization and cooperation, through the fellowships, between research groups working in similar areas in different laboratories.

How are the fellows selected?
Each application is reviewed by one or more senior scientists in each participating ERCIM institute. ERCIM representatives decide on the candidates to whom Fellowships are offered, taking into account the following criteria:

  • scientific expertise of the applicant,
  • quality of scientific publications,
  • relevance of the fellowship research agenda,
  • interest/ added-value for the consortium,
  • previous mobility / professional experiences.
  • The number of available positions varies from call to call and depends mainly from the needs of the member institutes and their available funding.

Equal Opportunities
ERCIM is committed to ensuring equal opportunities and promoting diversity. People seeking fellowship within the ERCIM consortium are not discriminated against because race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status or disability.

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