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. The AIAS-COFUND II Programme is for both junior and senior researchers who are seeking to enhance their genuine understanding of the methodologies and approaches of other scientific disciplines at the highest level, 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 and also the opportunity to organize large-scale 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 fellowship varies from 6 up to 36 months, with commencement dates either on October 1, 2019 or February 1, 2020. A fellowship includes a competitive salary, funding for travel and reasonable research expenses.

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. Fellowship duration: 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 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 service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

How to apply
  • Applications must be submitted online here. Read more about the detailed requirements to the application and usage of the online application system in the ‘Guide for Applicants’. The guide can be found here.
  • Deadline for application: January 23, 2019 at 12.00 (noon) CET.


  • Opening of call: Monday, November 12, 2018.
  • Deadline for applications: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12.00 (noon) CET.
  • Evaluation period: February-May 2019.
  • Applicants will receive answers: June 2019.
  • Fellowship periods will commence: October 1, 2019 or February 1, 2020.

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