European universities of the Coimbra Group offer grants for short-term visits of young professors and researchers from certain regions.


The aim of the scheme is to enable professors and researchers to undertake research at a Coimbra Group host institution in the field in which they specialize in their home university, and to help them establish sustainable academic and research links.

Grants offered by KU Leuven

KU Leuven takes part in the scholarship programme and offers the following grants:

  • for African postdoctoral professors or researchers: 3 grants for a period of 2 or 3 months
  • for Latin American postdoctoral professors or researchers: 3 grants for a period of 2 or 3 months

KU Leuven scholarships include:

  • a monthly allowance
  • office space (shared with others)
  • computer access
  • library access.

No travel expenses will be reimbursed. The scholarships are incompatible with other daily or monthly scholarships/grants/allowances.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should have obtained their PhD degree before applying.

The specific conditions for each region can be consulted on the Coimbra Group website.

How to apply

Applicants should complete the online application form on the Coimbra Group website; when applying, they should have the following documents at their disposal:

  • their CV
  • a research proposal
  • an invitation letter from their KU Leuven host professor

Calls and deadlines

The call for applications for the 2017-2018 academic year is open.

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