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Publish date: 22.11.2019

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships

1. Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies: poziv za Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships (sodelovanje v okviru mreže GUILD – The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities)

Call for  Applications
Deadline January 2020
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS)

AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) is pleased to announce that up to15 AIAS-COFUND fel- lowships are available for the most talented researchers from around the world. The scheme is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (grant agreement no 754513) and Aarhus University Research Foundation.

Why apply

A fellowship at AIAS offers researchers a unique opportunity to pursue their own research project in an inspiring international and multidisciplinary environment located within the Aarhus University cam- pus. The AIAS-COFUND II Programme is for both junior and senior researchers who are seeking to enhance their understanding of methodologies and approaches of their own and other scientific dis- ciplines and to explore these approaches, thus making cross-disciplinary inspiration and initiatives possible.

The Programme also provides career development opportunities, especially for young talented re- searchers, by offering both academic mentorship and career development in transferable skills as well as the opportunity to organize multidisciplinary and international conferences.

The AIAS-COFUND II Fellowship Programme

Applicants can choose their research topic freely within all academic areas. The duration of a fellow- ship varies from 6 up to 36 months, with commencement dates either on 1 October 2020 or 1 February 2021. A fellowship includes a competitive salary, funding for travel and reasonable research ex- penses.

The programme encompasses two types of fellowships:

  • AIAS-COFUND Junior Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers with a career experience of 2- 10 years. Fellowship duration: 12- 36 months.
  • AIAS-COFUND Senior Fellowships for researchers with a career experience of 10+ years. Fel- lowship duration: 6-18 months.

Please note: Years of research experience are counted from the date of completion of the PhD.

Who can apply

The target group of the programme is talented researchers at all career stages with a PhD and a minimum of two years of fulltime postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application deadline. Applicants must comply with a mobility demand:

  • Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work etc.) for more than 12 months in Denmark in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national ser- vice and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online.

Read more about the detailed requirements to the application and usage of the online appli- cation system in the ‘Guide for Applicants’. The guide can be found here.

ŸDeadline for application: 17 January 2020 at 12.00 (noon) CET.


  • Opening of call: November 2019.
  • Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 17 January 2020 at 12.00 (noon) CET.
  • Evaluation period: February-May 2020.
  • Applicants will receive answers: June 2020.

Fellowship periods will begin: 1 October 2020 or 1 February 2021.

For more information about the process, guidelines or the application system, please contact Pro- gramme Manager, Helle Villekold at or by phone +45 87 15 35 58.


AIAS strives to create not only a transdisciplinary, but also an inclusive academic environment and applica- tions are welcome regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender and disability.

About AIAS

Curiosity-driven and independent research for excellent scholars from all disciplines is the hallmark of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS). AIAS focuses exclusively on research excellence and training of research talent. The mission of AIAS is to advance the highest quality research at Aarhus University and to strengthen international research collaboration by attracting talented, highly qualified researchers world- wide. Read more here.

About Aarhus University

As a top 100 university, Aarhus University offers an inspiring education and research environment for 38,000 students and 8,000 employees, ensuring results of a high international standard. It has an annual budget of EUR 860 million. The university's strategy and development contract are available here.

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