COFUND MULTIPLY: 33 Marie S. Curie Postdoctoral fellowships in Photonics 3315 views

The 6th call of MULTIPLY is now OPEN. MULTIPLY is a 5 year Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action co-ordinated by the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University, that will offer interdisciplinary training. There will be six calls over a period of 3 years, from 2017 to 2020. The first call was in January 2017.

Number of Fellowships: 33
Research areas:
  • Optical communications
  • Laser Technology
  • Biomedical photonics
  • Sensing
  • Nano and integrated photonics
  • Emerging photonics applications
  • Applicant must be an experienced researcher, be in possession of a doctoral degree as on reference date**; and if the applicant does not have a doctoral degree, they shall have at least four years of full-time research experience.
  • Applicant must meet the mobility criteria; applicant must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of your host organization for more than a year in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  • Applicant must produce a letter of COFUND commitment from the host organization.
  • There is no age limit

** For Call 3 the applicable Reference Date will be July 1 2018 (subject to the ranking list being finalised before this date). To be eligible for funding, you have to demonstrate that you comply with both eligibility and mobility criteria on the Reference Date

How to apply:

Follow the following steps:

  • Step 1: Find a host of your choice, and approach them with your research idea. Ensure that you meet the mobility criterion when choosing your host.
  • Step 2: Agree on the specifics of the work plan and research goals with your host. At this point, ensure that the host also will be able support you with their share of the mandatory COFUND commitment over the whole duration of the proposed fellowship.
  • Step 3: Write your research proposal together with your host.
  • Step 4: Obtain the letter of COFUND commitment from your host that guarantees your host will support your fellowship with their share of the COFUND commitment over the whole duration of your fellowship.
  • Step 5: Apply to the MULTIPLY fellowship programme before the call deadline.

Partner Organization:

  1. Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Birmingham UK.
  2. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
  3. Institute for Complex Systems, National Research Council
  4. L’université de Bourgogne (uB)
  5. Universite’ de Lille 1
  6. Chalmers University of Technology
  8. University of Belgrade
  9. Universita Degli Studi Di Brescia
  10. The FEMTO-ST Institute
  11. Tampere University of Technology
  12. Athens Information Technology
  13. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
  14. Technical University of Denmark
  16. Université Paris Diderot
  17. Institut Non Linéaire de Nice
  18. University College London
  19. Cyprus University of Technology
  20. Royal Institute of Technology
  21. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Instituto Nazionale di Ottica
  22. University of Mons
  23. Cork Institute of Technology
  24. Instituto de Optica CSIC
  25. Università di Torino
  26. Technische Universiteit Delft
  27. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  28. Laser Zentrum Hannover
  29. Leibnitz Universitaet Hannover
  30. Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light
  31. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong, China
  32. Universiti Putra Malaysia
  33. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  34. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  35. Novosibirsk State University
  36. The Australian National University
  37. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  38. Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica Optica Y Electronica
  39. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  40. Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A.C
  41. Nankai University
  42. Xian’s Institute of optics and precision mechanism
  43. IOFFE Physico-technical institute of the Russian sciences.
  44. Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  45. Lomonosov Moscow State University
  46. Tyco Electronics Raychem bvba
  47. University of Rostock, Institute of Physics
  48. KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  49. University of Southern Denmark
  50. UPV/EHU – University of the Basque Country, Spain
  51. Center for Photonics and Photonic Materials, Department of Physics, University of Bath
  52. National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom
Quick Overview————-
Organization European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Italy
Subject areas

Optical communications, Laser Technology, Biomedical photonics, Sensing, Nano and integrated photonics, Emerging photonics applications

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline May 4th, 2020


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