Call for Junior LIAS Fellows from Una Europa Institutions

Leuven Institute for Advanced Study – KU Leuven (Belgium)

Junior fellowships, May 2024 on ‘Water: scarcity and flooding’

Leuven Institute for Advanced Study (LIAS) invites applications for visiting junior fellows within the project ‘Water: scarcity and flooding’ (6 May – 30 May 2024).


The fellowships are intended for advanced Ph.D. students, postdocs or junior faculty members (tenure track) from Una Europa Universities. Applicants will be able to participate in expert workshops, discussions and lectures as well as actively engage with the LIAS community. During their stay, all fellows will have an office at Holland College so the informal contacts can be enhanced at coffee and lunch breaks. Within the LIAS project the following perspectives will be highlighted during the stay of the senior fellows:

- Challenges and solutions to the increasing trends of droughts and floods as a consequence of climate change

- Water use, behavioral change and communication

- Link with collective memory

- Spatial planning and land use

- Policy options and legal status of water


Read about LIAS ‘Water: scarcity and flooding’ on our website.


LIAS covers all travel and hotel costs for junior fellows for a stay up to 14 days in Leuven with a maximum of € 1,000 for the total stay.


To apply, please send your application to no later than 22 March 2024. The applications will be reviewed shortly after this date and we will notify you about our decision by 8 April.


Your application should contain:

  • a short motivation (max 1 page), explaining how this LIAS project relates with your research and stating your preferred period of visit
  • a short academic CV


For more information, please contact


The intention is to gather scientific insights about major societal challenges in LIAS on the basis of international and interdisciplinary consultation.

Luc Sels

Rector KU Leuven and Co-Chair LIAS Foundation