Call for Visiting Research Fellows at Brussels Centre for Urban Studies

Deadline: 15 September 2015
Open to: PhD or postdoc researchers that have a salary from their home university or research institute
Fellowship: travel and accommodation costs covered


The Brussels Centre for Urban Studies is a new interdisciplinary research centre at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) that brings together urban researchers from various disciplines. Its aim is to increase the visibility of VUB urban research and to develop and support research projects in the domain of urban studies. The centre orientation is global, but particular attention is paid to the urban dynamics of Brussels.

In order to realize these aims, the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies offers funding to a limited number of visiting research fellows. The objective of these fellowships is to promote exemplary interdisciplinary research in urban studies and to increase the international visibility of urban research at the VUB. Applicants are therefore expected to actively participate in events organized by the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies and the relevant VUB research groups. Fellows are encouraged to organize workshops, develop research projects, contribute to teaching or engage in other activities that are in line with the aims of the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies.

Fellowship duration is in principle between three and six months, but the exact duration will depend on the preferences and requirements of the applicants.


Fellowships are mainly intended for faculty on leave or sabbatical and for PhD or postdoc researchers that have a salary from their home university or research institute.


Fellowships are non-stipendiary, but travel and accommodation costs are covered. The Fellow should have a salary from the home university.


In order to apply to the Visiting Research Fellowship scheme of the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, applicants should submit an updated curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a concise statement of the research and activity plan. Fellowship applications need to be submitted via e-mail to the Centre coordinators Stefan De Corte ( and Bas van Heur (

Following notification within a month after this deadline, applicants are expected to start their fellowship between January and December 2016.

Deadline for applying is 15 September 2015.

For more information please check the official call or visit the official website.

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