INQUA Fellowship Program For International Mobility

The INQUA Fellowship Program financially supports early-career scientists (ECRs), as well as scientists from low- and middle-income countries/developing countries (DCRs), to gain international Quaternary research experience at a foreign institution for the duration of 3–6 months.

The aim of the INQUA Fellowship Program is to contribute to the development of collaborative research. The fellowship covers (part of) the costs associated with travel (economy class) and expenses (subsistence, accommodation etc.) of the fellow while living abroad up to a maximum of € 15000. 

2022 Call for Applications

The 2022 call for applications has a strong link with the 2023 INQUA Congress at Rome. The awarded 2022 applicants must present (poster/oral talk) their results at the Congress. The host in the European country will be asked to guarantee the participation of the fellow to the INQUA Congress (visa procedures especially) and the presentation of the research results at the Congress.

Applications are invited from candidates in all continents/regions with a priority for Africa and South America, to ensure a better representation from these regions at the 2023 INQUA Congress.

Please read the guidelines carefully, fill in the application form and submit the form, together with the required documents (see guidelines) before the 15 August 2022. In case you have any questions, please contact INQUA at


The applicants must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Early-career scientists (ECRs) - graduate students and postgraduates within 8 years of receiving their final degree. This period of 8 years does not take into account periods of time taken not working as an academic or because of taking time off because of family responsibilities. Scientists who have been working for less than 8 years and who have permanent (tenured) positions, may still be considered as early-career researchers.
  • Developing-Country Researchers (DCRs) - researchers who are working in low income or lower middle income economies (see here for list of these economies). In applying this guideline, INQUA will take into account that inclusion or exclusion from the World Bank list may not be an adequate reflection of the levels of science funding or funding to individual scientists.
  • Individuals willing to conduct research at host research institutions in foreign countries. 
  • Research topics should be related to INQUA’s scope (
  • Applicants can benefit from the INQUA Fellowship Program only once.