Report LEaDing fellows information session

Dear LDE CSS community

Today, I attended the LEaDing fellows information session.

The LEaDing Fellows Postdoc Programme is a joint programme of Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Delft University of Technology, Leiden University Medical Centre and Erasmus University Medical Centre. It is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Programme for 90 two year postdoc positions at one of the five partners. This postdoctoral fellowship programme is part-funded by the EU (Horizon2020). The aim is to provide opportunities for international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility by offering open recruitment and attractive working conditions. Existing vacancies are excluded.

All information regarding the programm can be found at

The LEaDing Fellow meeting made clear that there are great opportunities for the LDE universities in general and more specific in safety and security to develop research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility of scientists.

Applicants who comply with the eligibility rules (see below) can apply with a research proposal and career development plan of their own design and should contact a host group in order to ensure a good fit. Recruitment is divided in 3 calls. Selection of the 1st call candidates is almost completed. The 2nd call will be open from 1 November 2017 on (until 10 January 2018). In the 2nd call 40 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants of all nationalities are eligible, unless national, international or European legislation or embargos prohibit specific (combinations of (sub) disciplines and) countries of origin.
  • Applicants shall not have spent more than 12 months in the Netherlands in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date.
  • Applicant should have obtained their PhD before the recruitment date and less than 60 months prior to the recruitment date. This application window can be extended with 6 months for pregnancy (per child), parental leave (max. 6 months per child), training for medical specialists (3 years) or compulsory and reserve military service (actual time). Evidencing documentation must be added to the application as an annex.
    For the second call the recruitment date is set on the 1st of July 2018.
  • If you have doubts about fulfilling the eligibility criteria please contact the Project Office ( Nils Rosmuller


LEaDing Fellows - info-sessie TU Delft 12 okt 2017.pdf