The Programme in a Nutshell

Successful applications propose bottom-up collaborative research projects with one of the EuroTech Universities as main host and a second EuroTech University as co-host, fitting the applicants’ own original research ideas. Whereas a host and a co-host is mandatory, additional collaboration with a third partner institution from the non-academic or industrial sector is encouraged. Collaboration can be implemented by virtual means, short visits or research stays of up to 6 months.

For detailed description of research options within the focus areas please visit the research web-sites of the EuroTech Universities.
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The first call, awarding 40 fellowships, will open on Thursday 30 November 2017. The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday 28 February 2018 17:00 GMT+1. Applications must be submitted via the dedicated online-application platform (opens 30 November 2017). A second call will be launched in September 2018. Only applications that meet the Eligibility Criteria will be considered.

The EuroTech Universities fully acknowledge the importance of equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, religion or ethnicity.


Collaborative projects

Projects funded by EuroTechPostdoc must be collaborative projects involving at least 2 EuroTech Universities. This has to be considered in the planning of an application as the collaboration has to be pre-arranged.

The purpose of the collaboration is to enhance scientific skills, interdisciplinarity, and transnational mobility of the researchers.  The fellows will develop mandatory collaborative projects across scientific and national borders through secondments and other formats for academic and intersectoral collaboration, like short visits, field research, virtual tools (web conferences) with another participating university.


What is a bottom-up project

A bottom-up project is based on an idea derived from the fellow/fellowship applicant within any scientific field.

All MSCA projects are idea-driven and have a bottom-up approach. This means that the idea for the project was thought up by the applicant to the fellowship, not by the potential host/supervisor of the fellow. This also means, that the bottom-up project is an independent research project within a department/group. It cannot be a set of tasks or a deliverable in a larger existing project.

Please also not the research project must consist of original text that has been written by the applicant himself/herself. Suspected cases of plagiarism will be analysed.


Plan your bottom-up project within one of the focus areas

The focus areas

The EuroTech Postdoc Programme covers five research focus areas, representing collaborative strengths of the EuroTech Universities Alliance.

Health & Bio-Engineering
Data Science & Engineering
High Performance Computing
Smart & Urban Mobility
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The focus areas cover research within all fields of research present at the 4 technical universities, DTU, EPFL, TU/e and TUM, including chemistry, economic sciences, environmental and geosciences, information science and engineering, life sciences, mathematics, physics, social sciences and humanities. Each area is a fast developing socially relevant research and innovation field, with high importance to Europe’s industrial leadership, offering the fellows attractive and appropriate research and training possibilities to boost their future careers. The areas address great societal challenges, all requiring a multi and interdisciplinary approach.