University of Groningen Talent Grant: PhD Fellowship Programme

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The University of Groningen Talent Grant / PhD Fellowship programme is established and is a so-called “sandwich” programme that enables junior researchers to do part of their PhD research at the University of Groningen for periods of a maximum of six months each year within a four-year period.

During this period, the researcher remains in the employ of his or her home institute in the country of origin.

Candidates from a university that has signed a co-operation agreement with the University of Groningen will be given preferential treatment).

The researcher will be supervised by a senior researcher (or academic supervisor) from Groningen and preferably also by a senior researcher from the country in question.

Grants will usually be awarded for a maximum of a four year period.

Part of the research should be conducted in the home country and part in Groningen.

Grants will cover expenses incurred in travelling to and from The Netherlands ( a maximum of four times) and the living costs during the stay at RUG.

A moderate research budget can be granted, if judged necessary by the academic supervisor


  • The applicant is an inhabitant of a developing country or Eastern European country;
  • The applicant meets the academic requirements for PhD research (has an MSc degree or comparable degree) and is a junior researcher;
  • The applicant is employed by a research institute or university in a developing country or Eastern European country and should receive an income from the home institution.
  • The application should also be supported by this organization;
  • The research should relate to issues relevant to developing countries or Eastern Europe and should be conducted in the home country;
    Deadline: Throughout the year

    For more fellowship information and application, see: University of Groningen Talent Grant: PhD Fellowship Programme Website

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