The EUTOPIA European University is pleased to announce the opening of the second call for 25 post-doctoral fellowships within the EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships Program (EUTOPIA-SIF) co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945380.
NOTA BENE: ELIGIBLE UNIVERSITIES
Although the EUTOPIA Alliance was recently expanded to encompass a total of 10 European universities, the EUTOPIA-SIF programme runs on a separate grant, and only the following 6 universities are eligible to host or co-host SIF fellows:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CY Cergy Paris University, University of Gothenburg, University of Ljubljana, Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona, The University of Warwick.
The 4 new members of the Alliance are not eligible as host or co-host of the applicants.
Starting in September 2023, fellows will be awarded a post-doctoral position for 24 months in one of the six EUTOPIA universities (https://eutopia-university.eu), including the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the CY Cergy Paris Université, the University of Gothenburg, the University of Ljubljana, the University Pompeu Fabra and the University of Warwick, with attractive salaries covering their costs of living, and an additional budget for research and travel expenses.
EUTOPIA-SIF fellows will be formally employed by the EUTOPIA partner university they have chosen as their host organization, and co-hosted by a second EUTOPIA university for a secondment period. Host and co-host institutions must be chosen by the fellows, as well as the research groups in which they wish to realize the fellowship at the host university, at the time of application.
Two compulsory secondments will allow EUTOPIA-SIF fellows to take full advantage of the EUTOPIA research environment:
Applications are welcome from all disciplines, including Science, the Social Sciences, the Humanities and Art, in connection with the following 5 Key Research Areas, with particular encouragement for interdisciplinary approaches:
We therefore ask you to consider this opportunity for yourself and/or to pass it on to colleagues to whom this call might be of interest.
Doctoral degree or equivalent experience should have been completed at the date of the Call deadline.
Full application (and optional pre-application) for the EUTOPIA-SIF programme must be submitted online via the dedicated application platform www.eutopia.smapply.io, choosing EUTOPIA Science & Innovation Fellowship COFUND Programme.
Applicants must submit the following compulsory application content:
Once you have registered and logged into the system, the application can be edited until submission. All steps must be filled in and files uploaded. After submission, the application can no longer be edited, and it is only possible to view the application.
Only one proposal per researcher may be submitted to this call.
Only applications that are complete and submitted before the application deadline via the online platform will be considered.
For more information on the application requirements, procedures and call-related details, please refer to the Guide for Applicants, available on the EUTOPIA-SIF programme website.
Two webinars will be organized for potential candidates. Please refer to the EUTOPIA-SIF programme website for more information.
About the programme:
The EUTOPIA European University alliance brings ten European universities. Its core mission is to promote a connected and inclusive academic community, addressing global and local challenges, advancing excellence, inclusion, impact and innovation.
In June 2019, the "EUTOPIA-2050" programme was selected as one of the first Erasmus+ ‘European Universities’ pilot projects, gathering the 6 EUTOPIA-SIF partners: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CY Cergy Paris University, University of Gothenburg, University of Ljubljana, Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona, The University of Warwick
The EUTOPIA Alliance was recently expanded to 4 new partners: Babeș-Bolyai University, Technische Universität Dresden, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, NOVA University Lisbon.
Note that these 4 universities are NOT eligible to host or co-host applicants.to the EUTOPIA-SIF programme.
The EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships Programme (EUTOPIA-SIF) is an international post-doctoral fellowship programme co-funded by the H2020 MSCA-COFUND scheme Its vocation is to train the next generation of high-profile scientists by offering attractive recruitment conditions and an ideal environment for their ambitious academic development and the production of tangible research impact through innovation and entrepreneurship.
EUTOPIA-SIF fellows will prove their capacity of addressing major social challenges through the five Key Research Areas, in an independent research project. They will take advantage of an extensive training programme and mentoring by senior academic supervisors.
The EUTOPIA-SIF programme is coordinated by CY Cergy Paris Université.