WU Postdoc Talent Programme - Call for proposals 2017

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Wageningen University Postdoc Talent Programme - Call for proposals 2017

The Postdoc talent programme offers talented young researchers from abroad who are interested in continuing their career at Wageningen University the opportunity to apply for a grant.

Aim of the call

The objectives of the Postdoc Talent Programme are:

  1. To offer talented researchers from abroad the opportunity to start a career at Wageningen University;
  2. To help build strategic alliances between Wageningen University and institutes abroad.

Applications should demonstrate the added value of the grant to reach these objectives.

What can be applied for?

Talented eligible researchers can apply for a one-year position within one of the Wageningen University research groups. The position may result in an application for personal funding. The grant consists of € 65,000 to be spent on salary costs for one year full-time employment for the applicant of which € 15,000 must be covered by the research group involved.

Wageningen University will fund 6 proposals, 1 per graduate school, provided that the proposals meet the selection criteria. Applicants should indicate to which graduate school they apply to in the application form. Please find the application form here.

Submit your application by e-mail to Ingrid.Vleghels@wur.nl with a cc to the Executive Secretary of the graduate school (for PE&RC: Theo Jetten, Theo.Jetten@wur.nl).

Who can apply?

Postgraduates who have been awarded a doctorate i) at a non-Dutch research institute or ii) received a doctorate from a Dutch institute but have been working in a foreign research institute for at least 1 year since their graduation. The doctorate was awarded after 1 September 2014 and before the deadline of this call.

Please contact the Executive Secretary of the intended graduate school to check eligibility before writing the proposal.


The deadline for application is 1 May 2017.

Selection Criteria
  1. Quality of the collaboration, i.e., will the proposed research strengthen collaboration between the institutes involved?
  2. Quality of the applicant
  3. Quality of the proposal

Criteria will be weighed equally.

Procedure and timeline

Deadline for application: May 1, 2017
Awarding of grants: July 2017
Projects should start within 6 months after granting of the proposal

For more information, please contact Theo Jetten (theo.jetten@wur.nl).