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How do I calculate mobility?

You shall demonstrate mobility, i.e. you must not have resided or carried out your main activities (work, studies etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months during the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission. Please account for your mobility during the last 5 years prior to the application deadline, and list your places of work for a minimum of the last 3 years, documented by your CV.

How is my postdoctoral experience counted?

You are eligible to apply for a fellowship, if you are able to document a least two years of full time experience after the completion of your PhD, at the time of the application deadline.

How many fellowships are available?

In this call, up to 15 fellowships are available.

When will my fellowship start?


The fellowship can start 1 October 2020, or 1 February 2021. You can indicate a preferred start month within this framework, but there is no guarantee that your preference will be met, and you may be offered a different start date than what you applied for.

Will I be offered the fellowship period that I applied for?

The fellowship period applied for must be justified in the project description. The project duration is assessed in relation to the project description by the three peer reviewers and the Selection Committee. For this reason, if the application is selected for a fellowship, the applied fellowship period will be granted.

What documents should be uploaded when applying?

The upload of the following documents is mandatory and can be form/template can be found at the website.

  • CV
  • PhD diploma
  • List of publications

It is possible to upload further documents, e.g. a support letter or a picture related to your project description.

Do I receive confirmation that my application was submitted correctly?

Please use your current email account, as you will receive a receipt directly from the application system, after correct submission of the application. The receipt may end up in the junk folder of your inbox, so please check that folder as well.

Is it possible to update my application, or to submit additional material/information after call deadline?

No. It will not be possible to submit additional material or information, once you have received confirmation that your application was successfully submitted.

How do I prepare my research budget?


Use the template found at https://aias.au.dk/opportunities-at-aias/aiasfellowships/aias-cofund-fellowships/ when preparing your budget indication. Your budget indication should match your project description. Your budget indication will be evaluated in relation to your proposed project, and you should be realistic, when preparing the budget. If you need to work in the laboratories at Aarhus University, it will be a good idea to contact an adequate laboratory affiliation in advance. In this way, you will be able to get an insight in available equipment, level of costs etc.

Can the fellowship be prolonged?

No, the fellowship is reviewed in relation to your project description, thus the project and the fellowship period is fixed.

When will I receive information on whether or not I will be offered a fellowship?


Offers/rejections will be given by email during the month of June 2021, thus it is important that you have access to and regularly check your email account during that period.

What is the salary for AIAS-COFUND fellows?

Your salary will be based on the terms of the applying collective agreement including basic salary, plus supplement based on your seniority and qualifications, plus pension contribution. Fellows will be covered by the general labour market legislation, as non-Danish employees are covered by the same rules and regulations, as Danish employees. General employment conditions include a work week of 37 hours (7.4 hours a day) and of 25 days of vacation, annually.