Today marks the official pre-announcement of the second YUFE4Postdocs (Y4P) call, which will open on 1st October and close on 20th December.

Following a successful first call, which opened on 1st March and closed on 7th May 2023, we are now seeking to appoint a second cohort consisting of 22 talented postdocs. The anticipated start date for appointment is 1st September 2024.

We are looking for junior postdocs in all disciplines, wanting to carry out a project under the overarching theme of ‘Urban opportunities and challenges’. The second call will focus on Citizens’ Wellbeing and European Identity.

Updated information available
In anticipation of the call opening, the Call Text and Guide for Applicants are now available on the Y4P website.

Interested ?
You are advised to read these in conjunction as both documents contain detailed information about the Y4P program. In particular, the Guide provides practical information on how to apply, and how your application will be assessed.

On 1st October the online application portal on the Y4P website will open. The application templates will also be available on this date.

Y4P is part of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) Alliance, bringing together young research-intensive universities. Supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the Y4P project aims to attract and train future proof-researchers, building bridges between academia and society.

Interesting career opportunities
A maximum of 51 postdocs (29 in cohort 1 and 22 in cohort 2) in various disciplines will be appointed across nine YUFE universities. They will be offered 3-year appointments and attractive working conditions. Further benefits include personalised supervision, career guidance and a specialist training program focused on ‘Community-Engagement based Research and Innovation’. Ten city councils and six business organisations will contribute to the training.

The postdocs will freely define their project and carry out their research anchored in a YUFE host university of their choice. As ambassadors of YUFE’s research ecosystem, they will also foster research collaboration with a partner YUFE university.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Information on potential host and co-host research groups can be found using our Y4P Expertise Webtool. This has been refreshed for the second call.
Any general queries about the program can be sent to the Y4P Helpdesk mailbox:
Each Partner University has a dedicated Navigator who is available to assist potential applicants with finding a supervisor and or/co-supervisor. Please find their contact details on the YUFE4Postdocs website.