Yufe4Postdocs

Yufe4Postdocs (Y4P) is an ambitious training programme co-funded by Horizon Europe’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme. It is part of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) Alliance, which brings together nine young research-intensive universities from across Europe. They are collaborating to contribute to a more competitive, innovative and united Europe.

YUFE4Postdocs aims to train future proof researchers, building bridges between academia and society. It features a novel evaluation procedure based primarily on qualitative judgement and offers an attractive training including interactive stakeholder engagement seminars and a variety of joint transferable skills training sessions.

The YUFE universities are pleased to announce two calls for postdoctoral research positions in all disciplines, with a project addressing one or more  urban opportunities and challenges. Postdocs will carry out their projects anchored in a YUFE host university of their choice. They will define and develop their projects within YUFE focus area’s: Sustainability; Digital Society, Citizens Wellbeing; and European Identity.

In total, 51 positions are offered for researchers appointed across nine universities.  Selected YUFE postdocs can conduct a research training project in a broad range of disciplines.  Target  audience of both calls are promising researchers that have obtained their PhD a maximum of 6 years before the call deadline.

The programme offers a number of benefits for postdoctoral researchers. These include:

  • Attractive employment conditions, including 36-month appointments
  • A three-pillar training programme on community engagement, stakeholder interaction, Open Science and Open Innovation
  • Personalised supervision and career guidance
  • Support from stakeholder organizations involved as Associated Partners. Six business organizations and ten city and regional councils will contribute to the training program.
  • Implementation by an EU-wide, experienced consortium

Future calls

A first call will open on 1st of March 2023, addressing candidates in all disciplines that frame their project in an urban context in the focus domains of ‘Sustainability’ or ‘Digital Societies’.

Key information on the call is here.

Selected postdocs from the first call can be appointed by 1st of January 2024.

Watch out for the call’s pre-announcement on 17th February 2023. More information will be available on this website.

In the meantime, discover a potential Supervisor in the host research groups in all YUFE universities in our Inventory:     

About YUFE

The YUFE Alliance connects nine young research-intensive universities located across Europe.

The YUFE partners came together based on their shared dedication to the European spirit, their common aim to contribute to a more competitive, innovative and united Europe and their ambition to help address today’s challenges.  They collaborate since 2019 as a first generation European University Initiative and recently entered a new phase with renewed support of 2022 ERASMUS.

YUFE University Partners are Maastricht University, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, University of Antwerp, University of Bremen, University of Cyprus, University of Eastern Finland, University of Essex, University of Rijeka