Challenging offerings of study and research at Belgian universities.


The Société des Bollandistes is the world reference centre for hagiographic studies.  The exceptional resources of its library, its publications (Acta Sanctorum, Analecta Bollandiana, Subsidia Hagiographica, Tabularium Hagiographicum), its specialized experts team make it the best place for developing a research in the field of hagiography.  This is a unique opportunity for outstanding doctoral candidates or postdoctoral researchers in Medieval History or Medieval Latin Philology or Byzantine Studies with a specific interest in hagiography. The fellow will be closely associated with the Bollandists’ activities, thus being further trained in the field of critical hagiography. Some knowledge of French is required.

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

EORTC’s clinical research addresses strategic clinical questions, responding to unmet needs. EORTC aims to improve treatment and patient care by approaching clinical and translational research from a multidisciplinary perspective. Helping develop new biomarkers, precision treatments, multiple treatment options and healthcare delivery models, EORTC is at the heart of transformations that will define the therapies of tomorrow. EORTC with BAEF offer a one-year research fellowship on cancer research which aims to investigate the development of new therapeutic strategies in cancer patients.

Rega Institute for medical research

The Rega Institute at the KU Leuven is offering doctoral and post-doctoral research Fellowships in those three disciplines:

  • Microbiology
  • Immunobiology
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Synthetic Biology

Each year, three Fellowships are being provided for US students or researchers within those above fields.

The Rubenianum

The Rubenianum promotes and facilitates the study of the work of Peter Paul Rubens in particular and more broadly that of his Antwerp predecessors, contemporaries and followers.
Research projects should relate to these core strengths of the institute and can focus on 16th-and 17th–century paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and decorative arts and their relation to culture and society. Students whose dissertations will particularly benefit from collection, library and archival holdings in Antwerp and Belgium are strongly encouraged to apply.

Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

The Von Karman Institute -VKI   undertakes and promotes research in the field of fluid dynamics in three departments:

  • aeronautics and aerospace,
  • environmental and applied fluid dynamics,
  • turbomachinery and propulsion.

The von Karman Institute encourages “ training in research through research” . Each year, Fellowships are being provided for US students or researchers on those fields.