Call for LIAS fellows
Leuven Institute for Advanced Study (LIAS) invites applications for visiting scholars within the project ‘New living arrangements for the boomer generation’ (March-May 2023). The total duration of a stay at LIAS should at least be 1 month, with 3 months as a maximum.

The fellowships are intended for postdocs or faculty members of all disciplines, all over the world. Applicants are asked to contribute 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 in order to enhance at coffee and lunchbreaks. Within the current LIAS project the focus is mainly on the housing of an ageing population (architecture as well as  geographical planning) in the context of a growing demand of complex care. Read more about LIAS ‘New living arrangements for the boomer generation’ on our website.

Who can apply?

The application should meet the following conditions:

  • The fellow has obtained a doctorate at a university other than KU Leuven, is for the entire duration of the fellowship working at a foreign research institute or is emeritus, and preferably has an international profile.
  • In order to be eligible, a full-time commitment of the fellow to KU Leuven is expected during the fellowship. The fellow is paid by their own institute during the fellowship, unless the fellow is emeritus. Typically, the fellow has the profile of someone on sabbatical.

LIAS covers all travel and hotel costs for fellows for the full duration of the stay. A per diem reimbursement is paid per month; this varies between 1.380 and 2.500 euro, depending on the position in their own institute.

To apply, please send your application to no later than 1 December 2022. Applications will be reviewed after this date and you will be notified of our decision by the beginning of February 2023.

Your application should contain:

  • a short motivation (max 1 page), with a description of your concrete contribution for the interdisciplinary societal reflection within the LIAS project and stating your preferred period of visit
  • an academic CV and publication list

For more information, please contact


A healthy public debate about important societal challenges requires a common and scientifically sound basis.

Bart Pattyn

Co-Chair LIAS and member Board LIAS Foundation