The Marie Curie Host Fellowship offers young researchers the opportunity to undertake part of their doctoral studies at the Centre for Social Policy (CSP)at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Established in 1972, the CSP is the pre- eminent social policy research centre in Belgium and it has gained an international reputation for excellence in the fields of poverty and social policy research. The CSP initiated and co-ordinated the first large-scale comparative research project on poverty in the European Union and remains involved in a large number of international research projects and academic networks. The CSP has a vast experience in the collection, analysis and interpretation of socio-economic data, conducting large-scale socio-economic surveys of the Belgian population and being involved in the collection of the Belgian data for the European Community Household Panel and other international surveys. In addition, the CSP has expertise in the construction and use of tax- benefit simulation models for social and fiscal policy analysis. The Marie Curie Host Fellowship offers doctoral students to take part in the activities of the Centre and to work in areas including: poverty and social policy outcomes in an international context, the dynamics of poverty and income insecurity, the validation of income surveys, the evaluation of poverty measurement methods, the construction and use of social indicators and benchmarks for social policy evaluation, the analysis of social and fiscal policy by way of micro-simulations, the analysis of various areas of social policy: social security, education, gender equality, family, housing, labour market, etc. Applicants are expected to have a graduate degree in the social sciences and will be selected on the basis of their doctoral research project.