About the programme

From 2014 to 2019 the Scientia Fellows programme promotes training and career development of over 80 postdoctoral researchers through international mobility to leading research institutions.

Key facts

  • 82 Fellows supported by the programme
  • 33 nationalities
  • 44 per cent women
  • 85 publications (Scopus data per 2.11.17)
  • Total budget: 16,7 mln € (6,7 mln € - EU contribution)


  • Contribute to a structured and tailored academic career development of experienced researchers
  • Prepare fellows to perform complex working tasks in and outside academia
  • Be a creative and stimulating learning environment
  • Be a flagship for career development of academic talents


  • Stimulate and promote the career development of experienced researchers who show considerable promise to be Europe’s future scientific leaders, through a comprehensive programme of trans-national mobility
  • Establish a post-doctoral programme consisting of incoming and outgoing fellowships worldwide characterised by scientific excellence in health sciences (translating basic and applied research for human health). 
  • Provide training designed to maximize the career prospects of the researchers by the development of translational, multidisciplinary research skills along with transferable skills including entrepreneurship, leadership, dissemination and management.
Published Nov. 13, 2017 8:55 AM - Last modified Nov. 27, 2017 10:43 AM