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AIAS-COFUND Fellowships for International Student in Denmark – 2020/2021.


Application for the AIAS-COFUND Fellowships for International Student in Denmark – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) in Denmark.


The goal of the AIAS-COFUND fellowship is to generate excellence in research by attracting the most talented researchers worldwide and across all research disciplines. Fellows can choose their research topic freely within all academic disciplines. A fellowship includes funding for travel, reasonable research expenses and a competitive salary.


The mission of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies is to advance highest quality research at Aarhus University by attracting talented, highly qualified fellows worldwide and within all disciplines. An AIAS Fellowship offers excellent researchers a unique opportunity and the freedom to pursue their own scientific research in an inspiring international multidisciplinary environment.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.



Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • Applicants from all nationalities.
  •  for postdoctoral researchers with a career experience of 2-10 years. Duration from 12-36 months.
  •  for researchers with a career experience of 10+ years. Duration from 6-18 months.
  • The target group of the programme is talented researchers at all career stages with a PhD and a minimum of two years of fulltime postdoctoral research experience. Applicants must comply with a mobility demand:
  • Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work etc.) for more than 12 months in Denmark in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  • Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.


  • Applications must be submitted online as the latest via the AU application system:  www.efond.dk/aias and upload all the mandatory documents:

Application must include:

  • CV
  • PhD diploma
  • List of publications
  • Budget proposal
  • Ethical issues form
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before January 17, 2020  will be considered.

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