WHRI-ACADEMY Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers

Deadline: 13 October 2014
Open to: PhD holders or those who have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience
Fellowship: living and travelling allowance plus EUR 15,000 to cover research costs


The William Harvey International Transnational Research Academy (WHRI-ACADEMY) is a new mobility fellowship programme which aims to provide multidisciplinary projects to transnational researchers to help to maximize their career development opportunities in healthcare and life sciences.

WHRI-ACADEMY offers 175 new postdoctoral fellowships spread between three different schemes (incoming, outgoing and reintegration). The fellowships have a minimum duration of 12 months and a maximum of 36 months and are awarded in the following research areas: Molecular and Structural Biology and Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathophysiology, including Cardiovascular disease and Endocrinology, Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Cellular and Development Biology, Neurosciences and Neural Disorders, Immunity and Infection, Diagnostic tools, Therapies and Public Health and Ethics and medical.


In order to be eligible for the Fellowship you must have a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. Candidates who are about to receive their doctoral degree are eligible to apply but they need to have their PhD degree by the day they receive the offer.

Researchers from any nationality can apply for incoming scheme, researchers from EU Member State or Associated Country to a Third Country are eligible for outgoing scheme and only EU Member State or Associated Country nationals that have carried out research in a Third Country for at least 3 years can apply for reintegration scheme. In all cases, candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the host institution country for more than 12 months in the years 3 years prior to deadline for the submission of proposals.


The fellows will receive a living allowance that will depend on their experience. They will also receive EUR 1500 per year as a travel allowance. The Host Organizations are allowed to use their own salary scales to support the costs for the fellows’ salary costs. Furthermore, the fellows must benefit of EUR 15 000  per year as contribution to the research costs. This allowance refers to those eligible direct costs related to the research project such as consumables, travel and subsistence for attendance to scientific events, publications, material for the dissemination of the research project, etc.


In order to apply you must follow the next steps:

  1. Chose the Host Organization you wish to work with;
  2. Select the research area of your interest;
  3. Contact the Scientist-in-Charge of your chosen Host organisation to discuss your project;
  4. Prepare your proposal (once your project has been approved by your chosen Scientist-in-Charge). The full proposal must contains the following documents:

Finally, submit your full proposal by email to:  x.sandin@qmul.ac.uk  with the reference “family name – Application Call 2 WHRI-ACADEMY” in the subject heading of the email.

The deadline to apply is 13 October 2014, 17:00 (UK time).

If you have any questions about the application process you can contact the WHRI-ACADEMY Programme Office by email at:  x.sandin@qmul.ac.uk or by phone +44 (0)20 7882 6233.

For further information please visit the official website.

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