Today the YUFE4Postdocs (Y4P) first call officially opened. Interested candidates can access the online application portal and all template documents on the Y4P website. The call will close on 7th May (midnight CET).

The call is aimed at early career postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities and from all disciplines, as long as their proposal addresses one or more societal challenges or opportunities, framed in an urban context. Candidates further define their research training project within one of the two YUFE focus areas open in this call : Sustainability or Digital Societies. A second call will open on 1st October to 20th December and the focus areas will be: European Identity and Citizens’ Wellbeing.

Since 17th February the Call Text and Guide for Applicants have been available on the YUFE4Postdocs website.  In particular, the Guide provides potential applicants with practical information on the program, how to apply, and how their application will be assessed.

Want to find out more?

On 10th March there will be an online webinar (2-3pm CET), in which the Y4P team will provide an overview of the program and call.  Potential applicants can ask questions. Registration is required and we invite you to register here.

Additionally, the new Y4P leaflet contains key information for applicants, supervisors and co-supervisors and can be accessed here.

Any general queries about the program can be sent to the Y4P Helpdesk mailbox:

YUFE4Postdocs is part of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) Alliance, bringing together nine 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 in various disciplines can be appointed across nine universities.  They will be offered 36-month 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 training development.  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 research groups can be found using our Y4P Expertise Webtool.

Each Partner University has a dedicated Navigator who can assist potential applicants with finding a Supervisor and or/Co-Supervisor. Please find their contact details on the YUFE4Postdocs website.