ESA Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Space Science in Netherlands and Spain, 2014

European Space Agency is offering postdoctoral research fellowships in space science. The fellowship in space science is tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Spain. Fellowship is open only for applicants of ESA Member States. ESA fellowship is tenable for two years. Applicants must hold PhD or the equivalent degree with the means of performing research in space science. Application deadline is October 2014.. The purpose of this section is to provide some basic information about the ESA Fellowship Programme and to give practical guidelines to young scientists interested in applying for a Fellowship in ESA’s space science departments in the Netherlands and Spain. The ESA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme is aimed at providing young scientists, holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing research in space science. The programme is open to suitably qualified women and men. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding a PhD yet can also apply, but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship. Appointments for an ESA fellowship are for two years, after which Fellows normally leave ESA. The fellowship in space science is tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo near Madrid, Spain. The Fellowship Programme does not currently grant fellowships in other institutions outside of ESA..  Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research prgramme at ESA’s space science departments in the Netherlands and Spain.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? The fellowships are open to nationals of ESA Member States (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and to nationals of states adhering to the PECS cooperation scheme (Canada, Estonia, Hungary and Slovenia).
· The ESA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme is aimed at providing young scientists, holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing research in space science. The programme is open to suitably qualified women and men. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding a PhD yet can also apply, but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The salary of ESA fellows falls within a pre-determined range and varies depending on qualifications and experience. Average monthly net salaries (tax free) are around € 2500. Fellows may be entitled to an expatriation allowance and/or to an installation allowance if they meet the conditions of entitlement. Removal expenses are not reimbursed. Depending on their place of recruitment, fellows may be reimbursed travel expenses in economy class (when travelling by air) or in first class (when travelling by train) to their duty station for themselves and, if applicable, for their spouse and children at the beginning and end of their assignment. Fellows are enrolled in the ESA’s Social Security Scheme which covers medical expenses, invalidity and death benefits. A monthly deduction covers these short-term and long-term risks.
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Duration:  Appointments for an ESA fellowship are for two years, after which Fellows normally leave ESA.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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