Europe: 16 CIVIS3i Postdoctoral Fellowships in all fields of science

The second call of CIVIS3i is now open and offering 16 fellowships in all fields of science to experienced researchers (postdoc level) of any age and nationality.

Fellowships are for a period of two years and are tenable at any of the CIVIS3i Recruiting UniversitiesAix Marseille University, Université libre de Bruxelles, Sapienza Universitat di Roma, and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Fellows will benefit from mobility and countless training and networking opportunities offered by the CIVIS Alliance of ten universities across Europe, along with intersectoral exchanges with the socio-economic world, for instance via the CIVIS3i non-academic partners.

CIVIS3i, The CIVIS Alliance Program for International, Interdisciplinary, Intersectoral Research and Training for Experienced Researchers, is an Alliance program selected under the MSCA-H2020 COFUND for postdoctoral researchers, open to experienced researchers from all around the world, developed in the context of the European University CIVIS. Aix-Marseille University (France) coordinates the program, which gathers four recruiting universities belonging to the European University CIVIS, the six other CIVIS universities that offer co-advisors, training and secondments and 24 non-academic partners, who offer training and secondments.

The four recruiting universities are Aix-Marseille University (AMU, France), Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium), Sapienza Universitá di Roma (SUR, Italy), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, Spain). The associated partners are the 6 CIVIS universities: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Bucharest, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, University of Stockholm, University of Glasgow, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg; and the non-academic partners.

The CIVIS3i program is rooted in the concept of a cross-border environment for research that offers a wide range of possibilities in terms of international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration. CIVIS3i offers a comprehensive training and networking program, integrating interdisciplinarity and intersectorality in research, as well as skills to work on an international environment. CIVIS3i is devoted to increase the career perspectives of fellows, by offering talented researchers an attractive environment for research and by training a future generation of employable, mobile, first-class researchers.



In order to be eligible for a CIVIS3i postdoctoral fellowship, candidates must fulfill these two cumulative obligations:

  • Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree or at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience (calculated according to the MSCA program) by the call deadline. As a condition of the fellowship, candidates must be able to present their diploma, a certified copy of their diploma, or proof of minimum four years of full-time equivalent research by the call deadline (work contracts, employer certificate, scholarships, certificates, a career description), and optionally a certified letter from the appropriate university or research institute official stating that they have completed all of the requirements for their degree including the completion of their final thesis, before they begin their fellowship appointment. There is no age or nationality restriction. Please regularly check the Guide for applicants and templates available at the CIVIS3i website.
  • Candidates must chose a CIVIS3i recruiting University (AMU, ULB, SUR, UAM) in a country where they have not lived or worked for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call deadline.



Candidates must present an ambitious research project (deadline: October 27th, 2022) that meets the three “I’s” of CIVIS3i: International, Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral, in any field of research.

Applications are done via the CIVIS3i Application submission portal (“Apply” button on the website), which will be available in September. Candidates are strongly encouraged to check the application and the evaluation guides prior to starting an application procedure. It is also useful to check the submission portal during the preparation of the application.

Communication with potential CIVIS3i advisors prior to submitting an application is compulsory.The best way to obtain more information about ongoing research within the CIVIS3i Alliance is via the database found on the CIVIS3i research inventory (Find an advisor page) of the CIVIS3i website and by visiting the individual Department, Center and Institute web pages listed on the Guide for Applicants (see section How to Identify Advisors).

The application file will include the application form, a research and training proposal, a curriculum vitae, an Ethics Self-Assessment, a copy of the PhD degree or certificate confirming that the PhD is fulfilled prior to the call deadline, or alternatively a career description proving at least four years of full-time research experience by the call deadline, including work contracts, employer certificates, etc, and a copy of the passport or identity card.

Application templates are available at the Guide for applicants section of this website, along with a comprehensive Guide for Applicants.




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