EUTOPIA Updates - Research News, 15.9.2022


EUTOPIA Updates - Research News, 15.9.2022

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EUTOPIA-SIF Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Call for applications 2022/2023 - Deadline for applications in December 15, 2022

The EUTOPIA European University is pleased to inform you about the launch of the third call for applications of the MSCA COFUND “EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme EUTOPIA-SIF", for the recruitment of 24 post-doctoral fellows by the 6 partner universities*: Vrije Universiteit BrusselCY Cergy Paris UniversityUniversity of GothenburgUniversity of LjubljanaPompeu Fabra University-BarcelonaThe University of Warwick.

EUTOPIA-SIF fellowships offer the opportunity to high-profile young researchers to develop their own research projects 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.

  • The submission of full applications will open on 15 September 2022.
  • The submission of full applications will close on 15 December 2022
  • An optional pre-application stage will be available to help candidates find a host research group from 15 September to 06 October 2022, 13:00 CET.
  • Positions will start in September 2023.

Please visit the dedicated section on the EUTOPIA Website to find out more information about the call procedure and documents, academic and external partners, and much more!

*Although The EUTOPIA Alliance was recently expanded to encompass a total of 10 regionally and nationally distinct European universities, the EUTOPIA-SIF programme runs on a separate grant, only the 6 initial universities are eligible: 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 for the proposals.

Learn more here.


Alliance News 

EUTOPIA TRAIN Research & Innovation Atlas

The EUTOPIA TRAIN project has created the Research & Innovation Atlas, a map of existing mobility programmes supported by the Eutopia universities. The aim of the Atlas is to create easy access to information about the mobility programmes and to motivate EUTOPIA researchers to collaborate with each other on research and innovation topics.

The Atlas will, together with other tools, ensure efficient and targeted dissemination of EU and international R&I opportunities across the entire EUTOPIA network. 
The ultimate goal however is to help researchers gain access to competitive financing by leading them via our university programs and bringing them closer to our professional personnel, who provide assistance both at the GLENN office (EUTOPIA) and at the local level (universities).

Learn more here.



EUTOPIA Science Fair - November 21 - 25 2022, during the EUTOPIA Week Ljubljana

The Science Fair 2022 is on its way! The call for participation has been sent out across the alliance. Contrary to last year, the Science Fair 2022 will be a hybrid event with an inauguration ceremony held online, while the exhibition of research posters will happen in-person at the University of Ljubljana during the next EUTOPIA Week.

Of course the research posters will also be available online for those who could not attend EUTOPIA Week.

You want to present your research poster at the EUTOPIA Science Fair 2022? Get in touch with your local EUTOPIA office or with your vice-rector/vice-president/vice-chancellor for research at your university.

Check out the Science Fair 2021 here.



Join the Editorial Board of the 'Exchanges' research journal, published by the Warwick Institute of Advanced Study - Deadline for applications September 30, 2022

An exciting opportunity for a small number of new Editorial Board Members has arisen on the Exchanges journal (ISSN 2053-9665). This title is an established, early-career focussed, scholar-led, open-access, interdisciplinary journal, published by the Institute of Advanced Study, at the University of Warwick. Interest is sought specifically from members of the early career researcher community based at EUTOPIA universities, including our Global Partners.

By working with Exchanges, within a supportive, collegiate and responsive environment, editors can expect to gain invaluable experience and editorial skills. Key academic skills developed are likely to include: publication processes, critical reading, editorial oversight, ethical awareness, team-working, effective negotiation and communicative practices.

More information here.


PhD Position at CY Cergy Paris Université - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network SOFTWEAR - Deadline for applications, September 30, 2022

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network SOFTWEAR (SOFT actuators for Wearables, Exoskeletons, and Augmenting Robotics) will comprise 12 PhD students from 10 European Universities.

The project of the recruited PhD student aims at developing CNT yarn muscles for actuating textiles. He/she will first develop the ionic conducting coatings that will act as the ion source for open-air operation. The targeted materials will be ionoelastomers combining stretchability, toughness and ionic conductivity in the “dry” state, i.e. without containing any liquid phase or solvent.

The recruited PhD student will be enrolled in the doctoral program of the doctoral school Science and Technics at CY Cergy Paris Université. The research will be performed in LPPI Lab and in partners’ labs during secondments.

Learn more and apply here.


Innovation Mobility Programme: short mobilities (up to 4 days) for reesearchers and student start-ups - Deadline for application November 30, 2022 (mobilities must be completed)

The Innovation Mobility Programme is a pilot short-term (up to 4 days) mobility program, motivating innovative researchers and student start-ups to visit industrial fairs and conferences in order to meet with potential industrial partners, clients and other relevant stakeholders. The aim of the programme is to either gather relevant industrial feedback or approach potential partners, both for further research & development.

"The Innovation Mobility programme allowed me to attend the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials (IFAT Munich, 2022). I was able to interact with representatives from several companies [...] and two different industry representatives showed interest in working together and sent samples of their product to our lab so we could test the effects." Mojca Zupanc, PhD, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
Learn more here.


TU Dresden Fellowship Programme for female researchers - Your ticket TU Dresden

Are you a dedicated female researcher in your field of science and are you looking for a research stay in Dresden, Germany?
Our program is open from recently graduated Postdocs (Junior), to experienced Professors (Senior). We are offering you a competitive allowance of 2300€ per month for Junior and 3000€ for Senior applicants, as well as many other benefits (options for child care, a network of interdisciplinary researchers, flexible project planning between 2 weeks and 6 months, long term alumni activities and information sharing, etc.)
The allowance covers housing, costs of living and insurances. Additionally, we pay a onetime mobility fee. More information here.



Funding opportunity: Three months visiting fellowships at the University of Warwick - Fernandes Fellowships 

The University of Warwick would like to invite researchers from across EUTOPIA to apply for a visiting fellowship scheme: Fernandes Fellowships.

These Fellowships will allow those in research, tenure-track, or early academic positions to undertake a three-month visit to Warwick (possibly split over two or three visits) in order to develop long-term research collaborations. Fellows, who must have less than 10 years of postdoctoral experience, will receive a stipend of £2,000 per month; travel costs of up to £1,000; and research, support, and training costs of up to £3,000.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis until funds are fully allocated. Visits must be completed by the end of 2022.

More information and registration. Contact for more info.


VUB funding opportunity to accelerate the development of the EUTOPIA Connected Research Community - Continuous funding until budget exhaustion

Grants for fundamental research and for applied research/innovation and valorisation with at least one of its 9 EUTOPIA Partners.

Academic personal members (ZAP) affiliated to VUB can apply for outgoing and incoming international mobility grants and preparation of EU applications with one or several of its EUTOPIA partners. This is a continuously open call with 4 evaluation moments per year until budget exhaustion. Typical duration 1-3 months mobility. Learn more here.



September 16th-18th
MUNSA 2022: Model United Nations Student Association in Barcelona

September 28th-29th
ICUR 2022

September 30th

November 14th-18th
Inclusion Week

November 21st-25th