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Hi everyone, this is my first blog post and it is all about research and research is for the patient. So be patient and read to understand this new EUTOPIA-SIF PDF Fellowship.

EUTOPIA- Science and Innovation Fellowship (Post Doctoral Fellowship)

Recently six of the best European Universities collaborated and came with an idea to improve the research ecosystem in European Union.

The EUTOPIA European University is an ambitious alliance of six like-minded European universities:,

  • CY Cergy Paris Université (France)
  • the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
  • the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
  • the Göteborgs Universitet (Sweden)
  • the Univerza v Ljubljani (Slovenia)
  • the University of Warwick (United Kingdom)

It was selected as one of the first Erasmus+ ‘European Universities’.

This post doctoral fellowship is available in 5 major areas but not limited to these only. A research proposal can be from any discipline, but should interlink somehow with the five research areas given.
• Materials Engineering
• Data & Intelligence
• Health
• Sustainability
• Welfare & Inclusion

For example, if a research scholar belonging to the field of Economics wants to conduct research related to Poverty, the study can surely be eligible for research under Welfare and Inclusion


Coming to the eligibility every researcher who applies for this fellowship must hold a completed PhD degree before the deadline of the interview (April, 2021). Other than that a researcher having a full time four year research experience can apply and receive a fellowship.

The fellowship is based on a host, co-host system in which a researcher will have to be a part of the co-host institute for 2.5 months at least.

There will be a dedicated training and innovation program for new incoming researcher in the fellowship program.

The call for proposals began in Oct 2020 and the applications are accepted till 11th January, 2021

Researchers from all countries regions are welcome with only one condition that applicant must not have lived in the co-host country for two years anytime before. This program only accepts external candidates.

Their will be an option to choose host and co-host institutions.

An employment contract of 2 years will be signed by the fellow and he will be paid an average monthly gross salary of 4000 Euros.. Yuppiee.. Now you look in a mood of reading.

The facilities are promised to be world class and every thing is set in best place, like travelling, living expenses, supplementary budget, full academic freedom, use of university infrastructure and many more.

What university or EUTOPIA desires you to have

  • A clear choice of research area and research project
  • Choosing host and co-host universities and research groups
  • Completed PhD
  • Latest CV of the candidate
  • Reference letters (format in the online application form)
  • Declaration and PhD certificate

Selection criteria

  • Quality of research proposal or project
  • Track record of the researcher
  • Comments from the reviewers and Interview

Decision by board (board constituted by universities to examine and interview researchers) and you will either get selected or you can plan a better proposal for the next EUTOPIA_SIF fellowship call.

Link to the PDF of the brochure for the fellowship is given below


Link to the website is here

EUTOPIA European University – European Universities Transforming to an Open Inclusive Academy (eutopia-university.eu)

Link to the EUTOPIA-SIF webpage is below

EUTOPIA-SIF Post Doctoral Fellowships – EUTOPIA European University (eutopia-university.eu)

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