ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowships - European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics


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  • Worldwide


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.


Fellows are hosted in leading European Research Institutes.

What is the duration?

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

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.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

The Fellowships are available for PhD holders from all over the world.

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
    • 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).

We encourage not only researchers from academic institutions to apply, but also scientists working in industry.

In order to encourage mobility:

  • a member institute will not be eligible to host a candidate of the same nationality.
  • a candidate cannot be hosted by a member institute, if by the application deadline of the call, he or she has already been working for this institute (including phd or postdoc studies) for a total of 6 months or more, during the last 3 years.


Deadline: September 30, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:


For working contracts, the fellow is covered by social insurance according to the national regulation of the hosting country.

For stipends the fellow is covered by a personal health insurance provided by Campus France (see, the cost of which is paid by ERCIM-EEIG. The insurance covers medical transportation costs if needed, payment of a lump sum for invalidity or death, personal liability. Female fellows are informed that expenses related to pregnancy can be covered by this insurance under certain limited circumstances. The insurance does not cover the fellow's family. The fellow will have to conform strictly to the modalities required by Campus France to obtain benefit of this insurance.

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. Travel by car will be reimbursed on the basis of a 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

The Fellow is 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.

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