AIAS-COFUND Junior and Senior Fellowships

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) is pleased to announce that up to 15 AIAS-COFUND fellowships 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 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. The AIAS-COFUND II Programme has a distinct focus on career development for especially young talented researchers, offering both academic mentorship, career development in transferable skills and opportunities to organize large-scale multidisciplinary and international conferences. The Programme seeks to enhance the fellows’ genuine understanding of the methodologies and approaches of other scientific disciplines at the highest level, thus making cross-disciplinary inspiration and initiatives possible.

The AIAS-COFUND II Fellowship Programme

Applicants can choose their research topic freely within all academic areas. The duration of a fellowship varies from 6 up to 36 months, with commencement dates either on 1 October 2018 or 1 February 2019. Preferred time of commencement can be stated.

A fellowship includes funding for travel, reasonable research expenses and a competitive salary.

The programme encompasses two types of fellowships:

  • AIAS-COFUND Junior Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers with a career of 2-10 years. Duration from 12-36 months.
  • AIAS-COFUND Senior Fellowships for researchers with a career of +10 years. Duration from 6-18 months.

Please note: PhD training is not included in the calculation of experience.

Who can apply?

The target group of the programme is talented researchers 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 the following 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 service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online via: For detailed requirements to the contents of the application and usage of the online application system, please read the ‘Guide for Applicants’ carefully.


  • Opening of call: Tuesday, 14 November 2017.
  • Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at 12.00 (noon) CET.
  • Evaluation period: February-May 2018.
  • Applicants will receive answers: June 2018.
  • Fellowship periods will commence: 1 October 2018 or 1 February 2019.
Application date
24 Jan 2018
Junior: 12-36 months; Senior: 6-18 months
Europe Denmark
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 2 and 99 years
H2020 programme type
Excellent Science Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
Grants available