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Formed by the University of Warwick, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Gothenburg, CY Cergy Paris University, the University Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona and the University of Ljubljana, the EUTOPIA alliance is committed to delivering open, innovative and inclusive higher education in Europe.

The six partners are committed to modernise education and training, and provide 21st century skills and competencies in all of Europe’s regions. We are working together to develop international opportunities for our staff and students.

EUTOPIA Co-tutelle PhD Scholarships

The EUTOPIA PhD co-tutelle programme supports high-quality PhD projects in all research areas co-supervised by academics of the EUTOPIA member universities. It offers PhD fellowships for 3 to 4 years, depending on the length of doctoral studies in the partner universities. It is expected to lead to high-quality research projects with global impact, providing exciting research opportunities for PhD or doctoral candidates.

In partnership with Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), CY Cergy Paris University (CY) and the University of Ljubljana (UL), ten PhD scholarships are available to enable promising researchers to be jointly supervised in order to complete their PhD. PhD candidates will have one supervisor at Warwick and another at VUB, CY or UL and spend at least 12 months in each institution. Successful candidates will enter into an agreement governing the joint supervision of their PhD with Warwick and VUB/CY/UL.

The scholarships cover payment of tuition fees, provide a stipend, and support reasonable travel and research expenses.

The call guidelines are now available and the application form can be accessed here. The application portal will be open from the 13th January.

The scholarship application deadline is 28 Apr 2021 at 13:00 (CEST)

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EUTOPIA Researcher Mobility Programme


The Researcher Mobility Programme supports research visits of EUTOPIA researchers across EUTOPIA partner universities. The main objective of this program is to foster research collaborations and to allow the sharing of expertise and infrastructures and the development of joint research activities (e.g. common publications, PhD co-tutelles, joint applications for external research funds etc.), in line with EUTOPIA’s mission to promote a connected and inclusive academic community, addressing global and local challenges and advancing excellence and inclusion.

The program is developed as part of the EUTOPIA 2050 Erasmus+ project. It allowd each EUTOPIA university to finance a minimum of 4 research mobility projects, for a total of 24 research visits over the duration of the EUTOPIA 2050 project.

All visits financed under the EUTOPIA Researcher Mobility Program should be project-led and allow the development and furthering of research collaborations between the researchers of the EUTOPIA Alliance. The program is open to all academic disciplines and topics. Projects addressing key societal challenges of our time, and related to EUTOPIA’s overarching theme “Planetary well-being” are especially encouraged.

Further information, including a link to the application form and details of how to apply, can be found here.

EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships Programme (EUTOPIA-SIF)

The EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Program (EUTOPIA-SIF) will fund 76 two-year fellowships over 4 calls and offers outstanding early career researchers an opportunity to develop their independent research profile and undertake training to help establish an academic career.

The programme offers an opportunity to bring outstanding early-career researchers to Warwick, as well as being an excellent opportunity for our own early career researchers to travel to one of the EUTOPIA partners and take a significant step towards establishing themselves in an academic role.

The EUTOPIA-SIF is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska Curie COFUND scheme (Grant agreement 945380) and is co-funded by the member universities of the EUTOPIA Alliance.

For full details of the calls and how to apply see the EUTOPIA-SIF website. Further information is available in the Frequently Asked Questions or by emailing the IAS