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Third call for AIAS-COFUND II fellowships successfully closed

With 299 applications from researchers from all over the world, the third call for AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships under the EU’s Horizon 2020 has closed. Now an extensive triple peer-review and selection process will follow.

The third call in the ‘AIAS-COFUND II Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship scheme’ under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation has closed on 17 January 2020.    

Applicants – a first screening
The first screening of applications shows a call with a successful global reach, with 59 different nationalities represented in the 299 applications. The applications has 87 senior and 212 junior researcher applicants. With applicants from all main research areas represented, the cohort has a great diversity of research fields as the following distribution reveals:

Arts: 128
Business and Social sciences: 46
Health/ medical sciences: 17
Natural and Technical sciences: 108

Of the 299 applications, the new AIAS Fellows will be selected after a thorough, international and external triple peer-review process, with excellence as the main criterion for selection. Applicants will receive notification in June, and the fellows selected will begin their fellowship at AIAS in two groups, either on 1 October 2020 or on 1 February 2021. 

34 fellows at a time

Currently, AIAS has 34 fellows hosted at the Institute in fellowships stays lasting from half a year up to three years. Fellows at AIAS come from a broad spectrum of disciplines and are offered unique research conditions at AIAS to concentrate on their core activity of research. Many new fellows have already established research collaborations with departments at Aarhus University prior to their arrival at AIAS, and besides this collaboration, fellows will be situated in a thriving, multidisciplinary and international environment at AIAS with amble opportunity to broaden collaborations across fields, seniority and countries.    

Applying in the future

For announcement of future fellowships, we encourage you to watch this space: https://aias.au.dk/opportunities-at-aias/aiasfellowships/ or sign up for the AIAS Newsletter to be informed directly about our future fellowship opportunities, deadlines etc. The next call for AIAS Fellowships is expected to open early November 2020 with an application deadline in January 2021.

Read more about AIAS at: www.aias.au.dk 


The fellowship scheme has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no 754513 and by Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF).  


Søren Rud Keiding, Executive director and Professor, keiding@aias.au.dk

Helle Villekold, Programme Manager, helle@aias.au.dk

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS
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