Application deadline: 31 March 2019
Start date: 1-15 September 2019
The Université libre de Bruxelles has created a Solidarity Fund in order to provide support for researchers who no longer have the freedom to pursue their research in their home country, where they are threatened due to the content of their scientific work or to the opinions they have freely expressed.
The Solidarity Fund provides postdoctoral fellowships enabling threatened academics to continue their work at ULB in a climate of academic freedom.
The solidarity fellowship consists in a one-year (12 months) postdoctoral position, amounting to 42,000 euros gross (approximately 29,000 euros net), plus a discretionary relocation allowance of 2,500 euros net (payable to researchers resident in another country, after their move to Belgium).
Five fellowships will be awarded this year. The recipients will carry out research in a ULB research centre, supervised by a member of the University’s academic staff. They may, if they so wish, take part in teaching activities or any other scientific activities organised on campus.
To be eligible for the position, applicants must:
Confirmation by an organization such as Scholars at Risk, the Scholar Rescue Fund, Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch that the candidate is at risk will be taken into consideration.
Applications must be submitted by 31 March 2019.
Applicants must submit the completed online application form https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XhSlML11EkK7Ao_5wOpK6YCxdFwKB9FMi-Ow_QXhYlVURTJZQ0s3UEE2RFpETkNFMFo4N0REU0YwUS4u
and send the following documents by email to email@example.com
Applicants must also ensure that the following documents are sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2019:
Only complete applications, that include all the items listed above, can be taken into consideration.
31 March 2019 – deadline for submission of applications
End April 2019 – selection committee meeting
Mid May 2018 – notification by the selection committee
1-15 September – fellowship start date.
Should the applicant be offered a position by another institution before the results of the ULB call for applications are communicated, he/she will inform ULB immediately, by sending an email to email@example.com.
All documents will be handled with the utmost confidentiality by the selection committee.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.