Hosting Institution for Ghent University PhD fellowship programme for developing countries (# of pos: 2)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Jan 2021

The Complex Systems Institute at Ghent University, Belgium ( ), is willing to support one or more applications for Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries at Ghent University. The PhD studies last for 48-months and this programme sponsors 24 months stay in Belgium (standard PhD salary+benefits) plus travels between your country and Belgium. The remaining 24 months must be financed by your local institution, e.g. your local employee. This is a very interesting opportunity for those already doing research or lecturing in their home country given the flexibility of the programme and available funding. These fellowships are restricted to certain nationalities. For more information about the fellowships, including qualifying countries, see

If you have a strong profile and a project in mind, do not hesitate to contact our team to discuss common interests. We are willing to support applications related to our research on complex systems, network and data science, agent-based models, statistical physics, or computational and mathematical modelling, applied to social, economic, and health problems. We are particularly interested to expand our expertise in data science and machine learning, though data-driven research is not a restriction! There is a possibility to obtain a PhD in Economics OR an interdisciplinary PhD in Economic and Physics.

Note that this ad is for those researchers willing to have the Complex Systems Institute at Ghent University as host. Once we agree on mutual interests, we will support your application for funding at Ghent University Special Research Fund. We are not offering the funding ourselves.

We will be selecting candidates to support until January 4th, 2021 (or until a suitable candidate(s) is found). The deadline to submit all documents and project to Ghent University is February 4th, 2021. Fellowships start not before October 2021.


- Completed (or about to complete) Master in relevant disciplines, e.g. Physics, Applied Math, Economics, Engineering, Computer Sciences. Strong candidates with other quantitative backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

- Realistic data-driven or theoretical Research Proposal in topics of relevance to CSI ( )

- Independence and Creativity.

- Fluent spoken and written English.


Due to spam, we will only respond to serious applications.

Send a brief motivation letter (no more than 1-page), full CV with publications -if any- (no more than 3-pages) and a short-version of the project (no more than 2-pages) to Prof Luis Rocha ( ). Informal inquiries are welcomed.

If your research is more inline to other professors in the team, feel free to contact them directly.

For clarifications or more information, contact Prof Luis Rocha ( ).

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