Funding, Study, Work Opportunities


Application deadline: 01 October 2020

Post Doctoral Fellowships. Centre for Demographic Research (DEMO)

The program, which is targeted at incoming researchers, aims at reinforcing the international dimension of the host institution by supporting highly-qualified post-docs from abroad. The ultimate ambition is to build scientific and technological (S&T) collaborations and long-lasting networks between the respective research fields. 

The fellowships are assigned to researchers with a PhD degree, proving their expertise and research capacity by a personal scientific record.

The exchange must take place in the frame of the ongoing research activities taking place in a research unit of Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Brussels, Tournai, Mons, Charleroi and Namur):;

The program is based on a bottom-up approach as all research fields are eligible (Sciences and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Health Sciences).

The application will be submitted in electronic copy by the applicant/researcher who will have been in contact with a promoter in the host institution. The list of all research entities and promoters is available on UCLouvain’s website (see point 4).

The application form will be introduced to the following e-mail address: by October 1st, 2020 at 2 pm (Brussels time) at the latest.

Deadline for applications: Thursday, 1 October 2020

For more information, see

Location: Université catholique de Louvain 1, Place de l'Université B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), Belgium
16 September 2020

Call for Application: IDRC Research Awards 2021

This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university.

Research award recipients will join IDRC for a one-year paid program to undertake research on the topic they have submitted. They will receive hands-on experience in research and program management and support, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.

Six awards will be offered. There is one award per development outcome area listed below. You may choose only ONE of the following:

    Climate resilience and sustainable food systems

    Education and innovation systems

    Ethics in development research

    Health equity

    Inclusive governance

    Sustainable inclusive growth

Deadline: 16 September 2020 by 16:00 (EDT)

For more information, see 

Posted: 18 August 2020

Postdoctoral Position at the Minnesota Population Center

The successful candidate in this position will support the use of Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) data in the newly developed PMA Data Hub housed within the Minnesota Population Center (MPC). In this position, you will expand your critical thinking skills as they relate to health and development. You will also explore new research approaches and methodologies across a wide range of disciplines. Interests in quantitative analysis and in demographic methods with a focus on fertility/reproductive health, migration and/or population-environment interactions are central to this project. The position is focused on producing outcomes (publications and online white papers) using and applying PMA data for science and policy. Most of the research will employ data from countries in sub-Saharan Africa, so field experience, familiarity, or interest in Africa is required.

You will be housed at the Minnesota Population Center (MPC), a hub for interdisciplinary population training and research. Members include more than 200 faculty, research staff, and student affiliates from two dozen academic units across ten colleges in the University. Established in 2000 and funded by the National Institutes of Health, MPC cultivates innovative population research by providing a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary exchange, two vibrant and growing population training programs, and research support services designed to develop and nurture promising areas of new population research. Research and training at the MPC are characterized by a focus on four core substantive areas: population health and health systems; population mobility and spatial demography; reproductive and sexual health; and work, family, and time. Affiliates of the MPC benefit from co-location with the renowned IPUMS data infrastructure projects, the University of Minnesota’s Life Course Center, and the Minnesota Research Data Center (which is part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center Network).

Diversity and inclusion are core values of our organization. We aspire to create a team that represents the diversity of our city, our region, and our world, and to create a space that encourages and embraces inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect. We strongly encourage women and members of under-represented groups to apply. This position is H1-B (or J-1) eligible and we are willing to provide visa sponsorship if needed.

In this position, you will work closely with Dr. Kathryn Grace and Dr. Elizabeth Heger Boyle, MPC faculty members, to develop research, publications, and training materials using PMA data. 

Please apply directly using the University of Minnesota’s online employment system at the following link: MPC PostDoc. Or search job opening ID 336535 on the U of MN’s job search homepage:

Application requirements include a recent publication or research paper, resume, and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. (Please highlight your technical/statistical programming and data management skills in your cover letter). Questions concerning the application process may be addressed to Mia Riza, HR & Operations Manager, at isrdi-jobs

Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States of America
Posted: 18 August 2020

Young Author’s Prize

The Population Young Author Prize is open to students or young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury. 

Who is eligible to compete?

    Students enrolled in PhD or Master’s programs

    Young researchers who have defended their PhD thesis in the last seven years

What papers are eligible to compete?

    Papers written under the researcher’s own name

    Papers co-authored by two or more young researchers

    Papers that comply with the journal’s editorial rules

    Papers written in English or in French

For more information, see

Application deadline: 29 May 2020

Doctoral Positions at INED (Institut National D’Etudes Démographiques), Paris, France

INED is recruiting 3 doctoral students on three-year contracts starting 1 October 2020. Applicants must fulfil the following three criteria:

  • Applicants must hold, or complete during the current academic year (2019-2020), a Master’s degree (M2) or equivalent in a discipline related to the population sciences and qualifying them for admission to a PhD programme in a French or foreign university.
  • Applicants must be enrolled (first enrollment) in a doctoral programme in a French or foreign university for the academic year 2020-2021.
  • The thesis director or the co-director of the thesis must be a researcher of INED. Candidates are called upon to directly solicit a researcher from INED in relation to their research theme.

There are no criteria in terms of age or nationality. 

Full information is available at: 

Toutes les informations sont disponibles sur la page suivante:

Application deadline: 29 May 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon, Paris time) 

Location: INED (Institut National D’Etudes Démographiques), France
Application deadline: 15 April 2020

2020-2021 Applications: European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD)

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2020-2021.

The EDSD is an eleven-month sponsored program that is offered every year aiming to provide students with an appropriate high-level education in demography to pursue their doctoral studies. Students will acquire a solid knowledge base on the causes and consequences of demographic change, population data, statistical and mathematical demography, as well as modeling, simulation, and forecasting. The School’s courses are structured in such a way that the students work on the precise formulation of a thesis topic and early steps of their dissertations. Many of the School’s courses concentrate on strengthening the quantitative and programming skills of the students. The language of the School is English.  

In the 2020/21 academic year, the School will be held at two different locations. The preparatory courses (from early September to late October 2020) will be offered at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. The core courses (from November until the end of July 2021) will be held at the Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics, in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.

European Master’s Degree in Demography: upon successful completion of the program and presentation of a thesis, the students enrolled in the EDSD will attain an official European Master in Demography from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2020

For more information, see or contact at edsd@

Location: Centre for Demographic Studies (Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics – CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Application deadline: 31 March 2020

Scholarship application now open: more than 650 scholarships for the European Forum Alpbach 2020 to be awarded

Become part of Europe’s “Festival of Ideas”! Every year, over 650 students from almost 100 nationalities participate as scholarship holders in the European Forum Alpbach. Join smart minds from around the world in a charming Alpine village, immersing yourself in an environment bursting with novel ideas, new ways of thinking and opportunities for making great contacts.

With the Alpbach Scholarship Programme, young people under 30 (or under 35 for African scholarship holders) can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic and artistic seminars. 

Applications for the Scholarship Programme will be open between 17 February and 31 March 2020.

For more information, see

Application deadline: 31 March 2020

Call for applications - International Society for Urban Health Executive Director

The International Society for Urban Health seeks a dynamic and experienced Executive Director to provide leadership in the next phase of its development as the only global non-governmental organization solely focused on addressing the broad determinants of urban health and health inequity.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of a strategic plan and setting and implementing priorities to build a strong, effective and sustainable organization that can work across sectors to bring evidence to advocacy for changes that advance the health of cities worldwide. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience in leading the successful growth and development of an organization and a track record of securing successful funding from diverse sources.

The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) was founded by The New York Academy of Medicine in 2002. It has become the only global non-governmental organization solely focused on advancing urban health and health equity by addressing the broader determinants of health.

Deadlie for applications: 31 March 2020

For more information, see

Location: International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) Secretariat, United States of America
Application deadline: 30 March 2020

Wildfires and the Wildland Urban Interface: 1 Postdoc and 1 PhD position, UW-Madison, SILVIS Lab

Overview:  Wildfires are the biggest problem in the wildland urban interface (WUI), i.e., the area where houses and wildland vegetation mix or intermingle.  SILVIS Lab research group has spearheaded efforts to map the WUI and its growth, to find ways to minimize fire risk to people, and to identify where prescribe fires can be used for restoration.  The group is offering two new positions, one postdoc and one PhD student, to study wildfires in the WUI.  The projects are part of a collaboration between UW-Madison (V. Radeloff), the US Geological Survey (T. Hawbaker), and the US Forest Service (M. Mockrin). 

Both positions will be based in the SILVIS lab (, and supervised by V. Radeloff.  The SILVIS lab is part of the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The university has a long history of excellence in ecology, conservation biology, remote sensing and geography.

Positions: The postdoctoral position is offered for two years.  The appointment will be as a research associate.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and health benefits are included.  The position is available immediately, and we seek to fill it by June 1st 2020, but a later start date is negotiable.

The offering for the PhD graduate assistantship is for three years.  The student will be appointed as a research assistant with a stipend of $24,816 per year plus health benefits and tuition remission.  The PhD student is expected to start September 1st 2020 at the latest, and an earlier start date is negotiable.

Qualifications: The group seek candidates who work well in a collaborative setting and have excellent communication and writing skills. Good English writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a team, are essential.  Candidates should have demonstrated skills in the processing and handling of large datasets, statistics, and GIS.  Knowledge of remote sensing, fire ecology and/or human demographics is a plus.

Applicants for the post-doc position must have completed their Ph.D. at the time of appointment and have published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.  Applicants for the PhD student position must have a completed a BS.  A MS by the time of appointment is desirable, but candidates with equivalent experience will be considered.

To apply:  Please submit your application here:

Submitting an application includes filling out a small survey, and takes approximately 15 minutes.  It requires contact information for three references, and to upload (in one file in PDF format):

  • a 2-page cover letter summarizing research interests and experiences
  • a Curriculum Vitae
  • unofficial transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate, compiled into one file)

After reviewing all applicants, reference letters and official transcripts will be required for shortlisted candidates.

The position is open to both U.S. citizens, and international citizens.  UW-Madison will assist with visa applications as necessary once offers are made.

Review of applicants will begin immediately, but the positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Applications received by 30 March 2020 are guaranteed consideration.

Location: SILVIS Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States of America
Application review begins: 01 March 2020

Two Year Post-Doctoral Researcher at Oregon State University-Cascades, Bend, Oregon

Dr. Elizabeth Marino, Dr. Alessandra Jerolleman and OSU-Cascades invite applications for a two year post-doctoral fellowship to begin Fall 2020, as part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project itself will examine adaptation possibilities for individuals, neighborhoods, and communities who are faced with repetitive flooding. 
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for at least three references to elizabeth.marino@ Please put Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application in the subject line.
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2020. The search will remain open until the position is filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment. OSU-Cascades is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. Applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged.  OSU-Cascades also strives to promote a healthy work-life balance.
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2020.
Location: Oregon State University-Cascades, United States of America