Visiting Fellow (m/f)

This is a six-months, non-renewable, Brussels-based, full-time position for candidates with academic credentials and expertise and interest in European Policy.

Key responsibilities

  • Developing at least one major research project reflecting your interests and competence
  • Improving the quality of the research and studies of the Centre in accordance with academic standards
  • Assisting in building a network of experts (scholars, analysts, policymakers) and enhancing the standing of the Centre within the academic and research community
  • Assisting in planning and structuring future research projects as well as the Centre’s in-house research projects
  • Active involvement and participation in the communication of the results of research projects
  • Conceptualisation of high-impact events, workshops and initiatives to increase visibility, recognition and influence of the Centre


  • Assisting in the management and organisation of the joint activities together with the Member Foundations
  • Contributing to the development of the academic policy journal of the Centre, European View
  • Assisting in the development of the Martens Centre publications
  • Compiling databases and collecting relevant publications and studies from all areas of European politics
  • Planning and management of the Seminars
  • Contributing to the Martens Centre online initiatives
  • Monitoring political developments in Europe and analysing data, relevant publications and studies for further use in the research of the Centre

Candidate requirements

  • University degree in political science, social sciences, law, economics or related disciplines
  • Post-graduate level fluency in English, with proven writing skills; knowledge of additional languages is welcome
  • Excellent analytical as well as organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of European and international politics and familiarity with the history and the tradition of the Christian Democrat, Conservative and like-minded political parties of the EPP family
  • Committed and flexible team player, able to work in a multi-national environment
  • Preference will be given to the applicants familiar with the Martens Centre Research work and/or activities of the Martens Centre with its Member foundations

Application procedure

Interested applicants should forward the following documents, by email to

  • a detailed CV
  • a one-pager research proposal, explaining the topic they would like to research during the fellowship and why do they think it is relevant to the Martens Centre research priorities

When applying, mention in the subject line Visiting Fellow (m/f). The deadline for applications is September 8th, and interviews will be organised in the second half of September. The prospective starting date is early October.