CERN’s Postdoc Fellowship Programme (Global)

CERN’s Postdoc Fellowship Programme (Global)

Conducted By : CERN
September 3 2018   Fellowship   Post Graduate, Doctorate (PhD)   Global
 About CERN’s Postdoc Fellowship Programme (Global)
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research also known as CERN invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for the Non-Member States.
  • CERN’s Postdoc Fellowship Programme 2018 is open for candidates belonging to Non-Member states of CERN. The applicants should possess a Post-graduate or Doctoral degree in order to make application for the fellowship.
  • Applicants with masters can have maximum 10 years research related experience and the area of specialization need to be Theoretical Physics.
  • The selected candidates will be eligible for competitive salary, insurance, and various other perks.
  • The online applications for CERN’s Postdoc Fellowship Programme can be made till September 3rd, 2018.


  • Nationality: The fellowship is available for citizens belonging to countries which are not associated with CERN.
    • India is not a member of CERN countries so Indians are eligible.
  • Academic qualification: The applicant should possess a Ph.D. or Master’s Degree along with relevant work experience.
  • Specialization: The candidate should possess specialization in field Theoretical Physics.
  • Experience: The applicant can have a maximum research experience of 10 years which gives them access to Doctoral programs.
 Reward Description

CERN Postdoc Fellowship Programme Rewards:

The fellows selected for CERN Postdoc Fellowship Programme will be eligible for several benefits, the details related to the number of awards and duration of awards is as follow:

  • CERN Postdoc Fellowship is given to 2 candidates each year.
  • Duration of the Fellowship: The Fellowship will be offered for a period of 2 years which can be further extended in exceptional cases.

Benefits: The fellows selected for CERN Postdoc Fellowship will get the following benefits:

  • Salary: The selected fellows will be eligible for competitive salary and the salary will be Tax-free.
  • Insurance:  The fellows along with their dependents are covered by CERN's comprehensive health scheme.
  • Travel Expense: Travel expense for the fellow as well as their family members will be provided.
  • Leaves:  The selected candidates will be entitled to paid leaves of 2.5 days every month.  
  • Other benefits: The selected fellows may get installation grant, child allowance, and family allowance.
 Application Process

CERN Postdoc Fellowship Programme Application Process:

The application for the scholarship needs to be made online and the details of the application process are as follow:

  • Mode of Application: The applications are required to be made online, and the applicants need to complete the application process. 
  • Required Documents: The following documents should reach CERN in order to complete the submission of the application form:
    • Completed Application Form: Applicants should complete the online application form.
    • Curriculum Vitae: A complete and recent curriculum vitae.
    • List of publications: Applicants can simply mention the number of publications and can provide details of the most important ones.
    • Educational Certificate: A photocopy of the highest educational certificate.
    • Letter of recommendation: 3 letters of recommendations are to be sent to CERN which should provide a broad overview of the academic/professional achievements.
    • Motivational Statement: Applicants should provide half page description of motivation to join CERN.
    • Research Interest: A short description of research interest.

Submission of Application:

The applications can be submitted ONLINE but the Letter of recommendation can be submitted by any of the following modes:

  • Online submission of Documents: The applicants can use the e-recruitment system in order to complete their application and for the submission of the forms.
  • Submission of Letters of Recommendation: The letters of recommendation can be sent by fax or post on the contact details mentioned below:

Fax: +41 22 766 8600

Postal Address: Recruitment Service, HR Department, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland

 Selection Process

CERN Postdoc Fellowship Programme Selection Process:

  • All applications for this type of Fellowship are considered by the Staff of the CERN TH Unit and the CERN Associates and Fellows Committee
  • Appointments will be offered to selected candidates from the beginning of Autumn 2018.
 Contact Details
  • Address: Recruitment Service, HR Department, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
  • Fax: +41 22 766 8600