Cooperative Research Programme (CRP): Research Fellowships

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Grant amount: Up to €16,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 9, 2019 3:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Australia and New Zealand; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada Expand all

Degree requirements: Applicants must have a completed PhD

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The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

We also look at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for research fellowship grants for funding.

Applications are invited from research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries and who would like to conduct research projects abroad, in another member country of the Co-operative Research Programme.

The aim of the Research Fellowships is to strengthen the international exchange of ideas and increase international mobility and co-operation among scientists working in these areas.

Applications should fit into one of the three following research themes:

  • Managing Natural Capital for the Future.
  • Managing Risks in a Connected World.
  • Transformational Technologies and Innovation.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be nationals or residents of one of the OECD Co-operative Research Programme (CRP), and the collaborating host institution must be located in another participating country.
  • Whilst candidates should hold a Ph.D. or have the equivalent expertise and/or be extensively published, priority is given to the overall scientific quality of each application considering its relevance to the Programme’s Research Themes and the Programme’s multi-disciplinary focus.
  • Applicants should have 4 years of postdoctoral training.
  • Applicants should have a contract with their present employer that ensures their continued employment after completion of the fellowship. If this is not the case, applicants are requested to ask their institution to certify that there will be a continued on-going scientific affiliation with the host laboratory once the fellowship ends, as this ensures that the relationships established during the fellowship are put to beneficial use.
  • Before submitting an application, candidates should have their employers’ agreement to the application and to the take up of the fellowship should they be successful.
  • A candidate who has already been the recipient of a CRP fellowship may apply for a second award, but only 5 years after the year of their first fellowship.


  • Scientists already holding a position in a foreign laboratory are not eligible to apply to remain in that laboratory.
  • The programme is not targeted at PhD students.