Scholarship Programme for Young African Researchers 
Eligible countries: all African countries except Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia (applicants from these countries are eligible under the Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers from the European Neighbourhood).

Scholarship Programme for Young Professors and Researchers from Latin American Universities
All Latin American countries are eligible. 

Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers from the European Neighbourhood
Eligible countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.


 The three Scholarship Programmes offered by the Coimbra Group are enjoying a very high level of popularity, as shown by the results of the evaluation exercise carried out by the CG Office. All grant holders since 2008/9 were asked to participate in an on-line evaluation survey aimed at collecting data about grantees’ research areas, mobility background, as well as information on the perceived impact of their CG scholarship on their career and on difficulties encountered.

Sub-Saharan Africa Scholarship Programme Evaluation

Latin America Scholarship Programme Evaluation

European Neighbourhood Scholarship Programme Evaluation


2 PhD fellowships in beetle systematics and evolution

The Department of Zoology at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague is offering 2 PhD scholarships at Martin Fikáček research group (partly seated at Department of Entomology, National Museum in Prague) to start in late summer 2015. Both projects are part of the European Union Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Program that funded BIG4 (‘Biosystematics, Informatics and Genomics of the 4 big insect groups’) international cross-disciplinary training consortium. Each PhD position is for 3-4 years with very competitive salary for first three years (gross income 2,600 € per month), additional family allowance for married students, and sufficient research funds; the last (optional) year the university will cover the basic salary of ca. 900 € per month.

The application deadline is March 1, 2015. When applying please choose between the two projects (specify in your application in which project you want to work, or list them in order of your priority). Please send the application to the supervisor of the offered fellowships (M. Fikáček: and/or to the head of the Entomology Group (J. Prokop:

 More information: Entomology fellowships Charles University Prague


EUROLEISH-NET fellowships for PhD students

Charles University in Prague is involved in a Marie Sklodowska Curie – Innovative Training Network Action, in a project called EUROLEISH.NET, which is focused on research of leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease which affects both developing countries and Europe.

A call for applications for 15 EUROLEISH-NET fellowships for PhD students is currently open. The fellowships are for three years, and the PhD students will be engaged in research at different European centres of excellence. The students are expected to develop their research skills under the supervision of two senior scientists and to get their PhD degree.

Deadline: complete applications should be submitted by 5th April 2015.
More information is available at


INSPIRE scholarships 

The INSPIRE project is a comprehensive scholarship program funded by the
European Union under the auspice of promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.
Any student, researcher or staff of South African nationality can apply for one of
the 74 scholarships. Extensive grants which will cover:
- Monthly stipend from € 1000-2500
- Travel to/from your city of origin;
- Tuition fees;
- Health insurance;
- Residence permit.
If you have any questions regarding your application please contact:
To find out more about the scholarships and on how to apply visit:
Application Deadline March 15th 2015


Grants at universities in USA and Canada 

The second call of the NOVA DOMUS (an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project) is open.

Eligibile candidates

Coimbra Group PhD STUDENTS, POST-DOCTORATES and STAFF wishing to go to USA or Canada (Brown, Dalhausie, British Columbia, Ottawa or Montreal).

Thematic fields

Medical Sciences
Public Health
Medical Technology
Others – Medical Sciences

Natural Sciences
Physics (Photonics)
Others – Natural Sciences

Engineering, Technology
Material Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Others - Engineering, Technology

Applicants must select 1 or 2 positions from the academic offer of the corresponding university/universities.

MOBILITY START: September 2015

The call will be closed on 31 January 2015 at 23:55 Brussels local time.

More information at: 


Grants at the University of Turku 

The Calls for Erasmus Mundus Aurora and MID grants are now open for doctorates and post-doctorates.

• MID: 14.10.–2.12.2014 (Eastern Partnership Countries)
• Aurora & Aurora II: 14.10.–11.12.2014 (Russia)

The Calls for Applications will be final for the University of Turku coordinated projects. They are only open on doctorate, post-doctorate and staff mobility levels. Both MID and Aurora offer a lot of grants for doctorate and post-doctorate level. Please read the Call for Applications and project web pages for exact information.

Direct links to the above mentioned calls:

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