Stipend to spend a research term at KU Leuven in Belgium

The Social Policy and Social Work research team welcomes a young scholar for 2-3 months for mutual inspiration and learning. Application deadline: 1 June 2019 for a stay Autumn 2019 or Spring 2020.

Eligible candidates are international PhD students, post-docs, or early career researchers whose research is situated in the broad fields of social policy and social work. Their research can be quantitative or qualitative in nature, preferably (but not exclusively) from a sociological perspective. The research stay should result in a paper.

The stipend is for 2 candidates per semester and covers accommodation and travel costs.

Information on application requirements are available at:                          

Learn more about this year’s as well as previous stipend fellows :

Professor Jos Berghman (1949-2014) The stipend is organized in commemoration of Jos Berghman, who was one of Europe’s leading scholars in comparative welfare state research. Until his untimely death in 2014 he was professor of social policy at KU Leuven and held a personal chair in pension policy.