Support for PhD Circulation

This call for applications covers visits of PhD candidates or post-doctoral researchers from 2 to 6 months in a foreign institution (named as “host” in the following). The host should be located in a European or non-European country.

The next deadline is March 15th, 2019.


Candidates are eligible on condition they are PhD candidates (2nd and 3rd year) or post-doctoral researchers in IFRIS members team.
This call will be launched 3 times a year. Next deadlines are March 15th, 2019 – June 15th, 2019 and October 15th, 2019.


Candidates can apply for a total of a 6 months period :

  • Two times 3 months abroad
  • Three times 2 months abroad
  • One time 4 months abroad + one time 2 months abroad


Successful applicants will receive a monthly allowance of a maximum amount of 1 500 euros. IFRIS will provide funding for round-trip airfare for each trip (a discounted economy-class ticket).

Application guidelines

  • Fill in the on-line form.
  • Send an english CV by email to Marianne Noël (of the suggested length of one page), as well as a research project in English (focused  on a research area dealt with the hosting team), two letters of references (one from your home supervisor, one from the host supervisor), and a preliminary/provisional budget.

Decision will be announced at least 3 weeks after the deadline.

Evaluation criteria

The proposal will be evaluated by two foreign experts in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Scientific excellence
  • Relevance of the project to IFRIS
  • Benefit to research career and PhD studies
  • Benefit to host