OECD Research Fellowships for Participating Countries

Deadline: 10 September 2015
Open to: nationals or residents of one of the countries participating in the programme
Fellowship: weekly allowance of 400 EUR or 450 EUR per week, single return trip, terminal charges of EUR 165


The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. They work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change,  measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. They analyse and compare data to predict future trends. They set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals. They also look at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. Compare how different countries’ school systems are readying young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age. Scholarship can be taken at another member country of the Co-operative Research Programme.


  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of a country that currently participates in the OECD Co-operative Research Programme (CRP), and the collaborating host institution must be located in another participating country;
  • Scientists already holding a position in a foreign laboratory are not eligible to apply to remain in that laboratory;
  • Whilst candidates should hold a PhD or have the equivalent expertise and/or be extensively published, priority is given to the overall scientific quality of each application considering its relevance to the Programme’s Research Themes and the Programme’s multi-disciplinary focus. The programme is not targeted at PhD students;
  • Applicants should have completed their postdoctoral training. Applicants should have a contract with their present employer that ensures their continued employment after completion of the fellowship. If this is not the case, applicants are requested to ask their institution to certify that there will be a continued on-going scientific affiliation with the host laboratory once the fellowship ends, as this ensures that the relationships established during the fellowship are put to beneficial use;
  • Before submitting an application, candidates should have their employers’ agreement to the application and to the take up of the fellowship should they be successful;
  • A candidate who has already been the recipient of a CRP fellowship may apply for a second award, but only a 5 years after the year of their first fellowship.


  • The Fellowship award consists of 3 components which collectively are called the travel lump sum allowance. The total travel lump sum allowance awarded will depend upon distance from the Fellow’s laboratory to the host institution and the number of weeks of the fellowship;
  • Travel costs (calculated based on a return economy class air ticket (APEX or similar). Note that the travel allowance is calculated to cover a single return trip to and from the host laboratory and the place of domicile;
  • Weekly Subsistence Allowance: currently 400 EUR or 450 EUR per week (depending on the cost of living of the host country). This subsistence allowance is to cover all normal living expenses (accommodation, food, etc.) and incidentals (daily travel to and from work etc.);
  • Terminal charges: A lump sum allowance of EUR 165.

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted in English using the on-line application form, with all relevant fields completed and detailed descriptions given where necessary. Applicants must attach their CV and a list of their publications written during the last five years. Please note that CVs will be passed on to the members of the Scientific Advisory Body who will assess the applications. A letter of acceptance from the host institution indicating their willingness to accept the Fellow if successful must also be attached to the application. It should be on headed paper, dated and signed. The letter should also mention the starting and ending dates of the proposed fellowship, what the visiting applicant will bring to the host institution, what the host institution will bring to the applicant, the description of the work with its objectives and methods and the equipment provided.

For more information about the fellowship please check the official web-site.

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