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EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Programme

EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 21 January 21 2021
Open to:
recognised researchers of any nationality
2-year employment contract


Applications are open for the EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Programme 2020-2021. The aim of the EUTOPIA-SIF programme is to enhance the research potential and career perspectives of outstanding young researchers from around the world.

EUTOPIA-SIF post-doctoral fellows will be recruited by one of the EUTOPIA universities (host university) on the basis of an individual research project and the quality of their academic profile for a 24-month post-doctoral contract with highly attractive conditions. The selected candidates from the 2020/21 call will start their positions in September 2021.

EUTOPIA-SIF fellowships offer the opportunity to high-profile young researchers to develop their own research project in the stimulating academic environment of the EUTOPIA Alliance. Extensive research mobility is integral to the fellowships with two compulsory secondment periods: one at another EUTOPIA university (co-host university) and one with an external academic or non-academic partner institution with the aim of fostering the fellows’ entrepreneurial spirit, tangible research impact and innovation. Furthermore, fellows will access a rich training programme, career guidance and academic supervision.

Research Areas

EUTOPIA-SIF fellows will prove, through their research project, their capacity to address major social challenges in at least one of the five Key Research Areas:



MSCA COFUND EUTOPIA-SIF is a highly competitive programme offering very attractive conditions to young researchers for research excellence and career development:

Assessment Criteria

Applications will be assessed on their scientific quality, experience and prior results of the candidate, feasibility and potential impact of the proposal and the candidate’s career development perspective as an EUTOPIA-SIF fellow, through a rigorous two stage selection process including external review of all eligible proposals by renowned experts and interviews with short-listed candidates.

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted in English. Post-doctoral positions of selected candidates will start in September 2021.

For more information, visit EUTOPIA-SIF.