LUMC Fellowship

The position

The Leiden University Medical Center provides talented scientists an opportunity to the LUMC Fellowship. The purpose of this Fellowship is to enable scientists to become one of the trendsetters of the LUMC research portfolio. An excellent stepping stone for your academic career. 

The LUMC Fellowship offers the opportunity to initiate a long-term line of research in your field, if your research coinsides with one of the LUMC Medical Research Profiles. For this Fellowship you can be nominated by a LUMC departmental head and you will be appointed in a department of the LUMC.  

Your nomination

The first step in applying is to contact the head of department or leader of a Medical Research Profile who will formally nominate you to the jury. Together you will write a substantive research proposal, for this a fixed format is available.

Together with the department you also set performance targets. These performance agreements contain the success parameters. For instance acquiring grants, new scientific concepts, publications and supervising PhD students. Based on the documents submitted, the fellowship committee will advise the LUMC Executive Board on remuneration.

Your profile

You obtained your PhD more than five years previously, calculated from the date on which the PhD degree was awarded until the deadline for the call. You are among the top (top 10-20%) of your field and you are preferably not employed in the LUMC.

We offer

To cover staffing and other costs the budget is maximum € 200 000, - per year, linked to your appointment, up to 4 years.


The following researchers have been awarded an LUMC Fellowship:
  • Dr Else Tolner (Dept. Neurology)
  • Dr Vanessa van Harmelen (Dept. Human Genetics)
  • Dr Fina Kurreeman (Dept. Rheumatology)
  • Dr Lucia Clemens-Daxinger (Dept. Human Genetics)
  • Dr Rolf Groenwold (Dept. Clinical Epidemiology)
  • Dr Meindert Lamers (Dept. Cell & Chemical Biology)
  • Dr Bart Everts (Dept. Parasitology)

Deadline and more information     

The 2019 deadline is 01 June 2019. 
For questions or more information about this position, please contact Mrs K.Y. Bergman, Directorate of Research Policy, e-mail