PhD&Postdoc Programs

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Funding Program for ELLIS Researcher Mobility (PhDs / Postdocs)

The PhD and Postdoc mobility program is aimed at existing PhD students and postdocs in the network who want to initiate a collaboration with a Fellow or Member at another site. Young researchers can give their careers a head start by gaining international experience and exchanging ideas with the best labs in Europe. The Mobility Award covers travel costs of up to 2,500 EUR per researcher over the duration of their PhD or postdoc.

Eligibility criteria:

The applicant is doing a PhD/postdoc at one of the ELISE partner institutions (cf. Terms and Conditions, p. 4-5, for a list of partners) OR the applicant is an ELLIS PhD student or postdoc;

During the exchange, the applicant will be supervised by an ELLIS Fellow, Scholar or Member at the hosting institution.


See the funding website for more details on applying here.

Funding Program for ELLIS Researcher Mobility (Fellows / Scholars)

The goal of the ELISE Mobility Program for Experienced Researchers is to bring ELISE/ELLIS Fellows, Scholars, and Members together by supporting their short and long-term scientific visits to initiate collaboration within the ELISE/ELLIS community.

Eligibility criteria:

Duration of the visit: unlimited within September 1, 2020 – July 31, 2023

‍Eligible applicants: ELISE/ELLIS Fellows, Scholars or Members.

The visit needs to involve ELISE/ELLIS Fellow/Scholar/Unit Director either on the traveling or the hosting side.

‍Eligible destinations: Sites in ELISE/ELLIS network in or outside Europe (primarily international visits). The host writes a short email supporting the application.

‍Max. eligible travel costs per visit: 3,000 €

‍Max. number of visits per person: Each ELISE/ELLIS Fellow/Scholar/Unit director can be supported once, either for their own travel or to host a visitor.

‍‍Additional details: Available in the full description of the Terms and Conditions of the mobility program.


See the funding website for more details on applying here.

ELLIS Amsterdam PhD/postdoc exchange programme

The ELLIS PhD and postdoc programme is a key element of the ELLIS initiative. Its goal is to foster and educate the best talent in machine learning related research areas by pairing outstanding students with leading academic and industrial researchers in Europe.

More details can be found in the call.

To apply, use the application form: [application form (pdf)], [application form (word)].

ELLIS Workshop programme

ELLIS Amsterdam has a workshop programme where organisers of workshops about ELLLIS related topics can apply for financial support. Examples are workshops collocated with top-tier conferences, workshops organised for PhD defences or standalone workshops organised to bring researchers from different locations in Europe together.

Further details can be found here: ELLIS workshop support programme.

To apply for funding from the workshop support programme, please use the application form: [Application form (pdf)], [Application form (word)].

Previous programs



ELLIS PhD and Postdoc Program (Industry Track)

The ELLIS Amsterdam unit is calling for application for the ELLIS PhD and Postdoc Program (Industry Track). The deadline is April 15, 2021. Download the slides to know all the details in one go.

For the application, only ELLIS fellows and scholars can currently nominate their existing PhD students or postdocs for the ELLIS PhD & Postdoc Program's Industry Track. If you are a PhD student or a postdoc in the University of Amsterdam, you are welcomed to check whether you satisfy the requirements for the Industry Track.

To apply, use the nomination form and letter of intent: [nomination form (google form)], [letter of intent (pdf)].

ELLIS PhD programme

On October 1 2020, the ELLIS Society PhD programme opens its first call for applications. The ELLIS Unit in Amsterdam has funding available for three ELLIS PhD positions. We invite all ELLIS faculty of the Amsterdam ELLIS Unit to submit a proposal.

Further details can be found in the call.