EuroTechPostdoc program

The EuroTech postdoc program is a postdoctoral fellowship program for young researchers who have already demonstrated excellence in their field. It provides its fellows exceptional international research and career development opportunities by funding 80 postdoc positions, each up to 24 months, at one of the five EuroTech universities. These positions will include research stays at a second one.

Requirements and application process

Research experience

Applicants must either hold a PhD or have 4 years of equivalent research experience in a relevant field.

Research project

The application includes a clearly defined independent research project, that must fall within one of the five following research areas:

  • Health & Bioengineering
  • Smart & Urban Mobility
  • Data Science & Engineering
  • High Performance Computing
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Hosting universities

Candidates apply via a web portal at two of the five EuroTech universities. At the first university (“host”) applicants will mostly carry out their research project, while at the second university (“co-host”) they will take part in mandatory research activities for limited periods.

  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • École Polytechnique Paris (l'X) – as co-host only
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Institutional endorsement

Applicants must have confirmed prior contact with a supervisor at their main host and with their co-host partner university. Host and co-host universities are responsible for completing an online standard institutional endorsement. If this is not completed by application deadline, the application will be rejected. Therefore it is recommended to contact supervisors early in the process.

Mobility and residence

Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host university (Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands or Switzerland) for more than twelve 12 months in the last 3 years before the call deadline.

External evaluation and selection

Applications that meet formal requirements will be assessed externally. All applications will be ranked and fellowships will be awarded on the basis of the ranking.


The next application period starts on November 30, 2018. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019. Only within this timespan you can apply via an application portal. The link to the portal will be published on this website.

Please also regard the guidelines and templates for the postdoc program.

Online application

You can apply online here: web portal of EuroTechPostdoc.


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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754462.