EUTOPIA-SIF 4th Call – Post-Doctoral Fellowships in European Universities

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EUTOPIA-SIF 4th Call – Post-Doctoral: The EUTOPIA European University Alliance announces the EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships Programme (EUTOPIA-SIF) 4th Call, offering 16 post-doctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide a unique opportunity for high-profile young researchers to develop their research projects in the intellectually stimulating academic environment of the EUTOPIA Alliance. Extensive research mobility, interdisciplinary collaboration, and career guidance are integral to these fellowships. Post-doctoral positions will commence in September 2024 at EUTOPIA-SIF partner universities.

Designation: Post-Doctoral Fellows

Research Area: Multiple Research Areas (See Key Research Areas below)

Location: EUTOPIA-SIF Partner Universities


  • Recognized Researchers (stage 2 in the EURAXESS definition).
  • PhD holders or equivalent, of any nationality, complying with the MSCA-COFUND mobility rule.
  • No seniority condition applies, but candidates cannot hold a permanent position at the start of the fellowship.

Job Description: EUTOPIA-SIF post-doctoral fellows will embark on a 24-month research journey, collaborating with one of the six EUTOPIA universities within the EUTOPIA Alliance. Fellows will work on individual research projects while engaging in interdisciplinary interactions. The research will address critical questions related to our planet’s future, technology’s impact on our lives, and evolving societies. Collaboration with experts from various disciplines is encouraged.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online and in English. Please consult the “Guide for Applicants” for comprehensive application details. For inquiries, contact the coordinators of the program at

Last Date for Apply:

  • Submission of main application material: 14 December 2023, 13:00 CET
  • Submission of full research proposal: 11 January 2024, 13:00 CET
  • Optional pre-application stage: 05 October 2023, 13:00 CET

Key Research Areas:

  • Materials Engineering
  • Data & Intelligence
  • Health
  • Sustainability
  • Welfare & Inclusion

Eligible Host Universities:

  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • CY Cergy Paris University
  • University of Gothenburg
  • University of Ljubljana
  • Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona
  • The University of Warwick

Why apply?

  • Competitive salary as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND fellow.
  • Extensive academic freedom and access to state-of-the-art infrastructures.
  • International and intersectoral mobility through secondment periods.
  • Comprehensive training program, academic leadership, and career mentoring.
  • Attractive living conditions and high quality of life in local environments.


  • Candidates can opt for a pre-application stage.
  • Choose host and co-host universities.
  • Provide a support letter from the prospective host group.
  • Contact prospective EUTOPIA research groups and academic supervisors before applying.
  • Rigorous two-stage selection process, including external reviews and interviews.

Summary Table:

DesignationPost-Doctoral Fellows
Research AreaMultiple Research Areas
LocationEUTOPIA-SIF Partner Universities
Eligibility/QualificationRecognized Researchers (EURAXESS stage 2), PhD holders or equivalent
Job Description24-month individual research projects with interdisciplinary collaboration
How to ApplyOnline application in English, consult “Guide for Applicants”
Last Date for ApplySee above for specific dates

Note: Please refer to the program’s official documentation for detailed application instructions and eligibility criteria.

Thursday, 14 September 2023Opening of the submission platform
Thursday, 5 October 2023Pre-application deadline
Thursday, 14 December 2023Deadline for submission of Step 1 – main application material
Thursday, 11 January 2024Deadline for submission of Step 2– detailed research proposal and reference letters
Friday, 19 January 2024Outcome of the eligibility check
Friday, 26 January 2024End feedback by heads of targeted research groups on the submitted projects
Thursday, 1 February – Friday, 8 March 2024Review stage: Assessment by the Review Panel and ranking
Wednesday, 3 April 2024Shortlist for interviews
16-24 April 2024 (TBC)Interview stage: Interviews of short-listed candidates and ranking
End April 2024Decision by the Board of Directors on fellowship offers
Mid May 2024Notification of results to applicants
By end of May 2024Contract set-up (after acceptance of fellowship offers)
September 2024Start of the fellowship positions



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