Marie S.-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships in Photonics

MULTIPLY – New partners

MULTIPLY welcomes new partner institutions towards Call 3 and future calls.

To register your interest, please follow the link below.

Become a MULTIPLY Partner Institution

MULTIPLY Call 2 is now closed

The Call 2 of MULTIPLY closed on October 16th, 2017, 2359 hrs.

MULTIPLY – Changes in Application Process

In the light of recent directives issued by the European Commission, the following changes in the MULTIPLY Application process are effective immediately.

Please note, these changes will apply to submissions made in Call 2, which is currently open.


MULTIPLY Call 2 Reference Date – January 1st, 2018.

Fellowships on offer in Call 2

Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich, Germany5 fellow years
IO-CSIC, Madrid, Spain3* fellow years
KAUST, Saudi Arabia**14 fellow years
AIPT Aston University, UK3 fellow years
TuT, Finland
2 fellow years
University of Southern Denmark3 fellow years
TU Delft, The Netherlands
2 fellow years
School of Physics, Nankai University, China**4 fellow years
University of Hong Kong, China**3 fellow years
University of the Basque Country, Spain2 fellow years
CNRS-Femto-ST1.5 fellow years
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University**2 fellow years
University of Rostock, Institute of Physics2 fellow years

To learn how to apply, click here.

Number of fellow years indicate total funding available with the hosts, and not necessarily the fellowship duration. Get in touch with the host organization of your choice to discuss the duration of the fellowship you would like to pursue, and review additional eligibility criteria (if applicable).

To initiate contact with the above hosts, please use the Expression of Interest portal.

Please note that the above list shows the MULTIPLY Partner Organization which are actively looking for fellows. You are welcome to enquire with any MULTIPLY Partner Organization in this list via the Expression of Interest Portal. Moreover, you may also use the Expression of Interest Portal to contact any other MULTIPLY Partner Organization listed on the MULTIPLY Website and enquire about possible fellowships in future calls.

Please allow for ample time between sending Expressions of Interest and submission of proposals. Given time constraints in preparation of supporting documents, it is likely that some hosts might defer considerations of Expressions of Interest for Call 2 received after the 15th of September, 2017 to future calls.

*Fellowship offer from IO-CSIC may increase to 5 fellowship years, depending on availability of funding. Please contact the host for more information.

Only EU Member State/Associated Country nationals and Long-term residents can apply to hosts marked with ‘**’. Please refer to the section on Outgoing mobility in the Guide for Applicants.




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 for over 50 outstanding international experienced researchers in the areas of photonics science, technology and applications over the programme duration. The overall aim of the COFUND MULTIPLY project led by the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies at Aston University is to assist in the career development of the next generation of photonics research and innovation leaders. The MULTIPLY Partner Organization consortium comprises of 46 internationally leading academic and industrial partners covering the globe from China to Australia, & from Russia to Mexico. The partners will act as hosts for eligible fellows, providing excellence in postdoctoral training, mentoring career development opportunities, offering access to cutting edge facilities, fast-paced innovation activities and further industrial links.

As a MULTIPLY fellow, the experienced researcher will be a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow (MSCF).

There will be six calls over a period of 3 years, from 2017 to 2019.

Fellowship duration  – 1 or 2 years. Durations up to 36 months will be considered under exceptional circumstances.

The Second Call opens on the 3rd of July, 2017. Please subscribe to our twitter feed for regular updates.

Are you eligible?

Click here for an online questionnaire to see whether you are eligible for a MULTIPLY fellowship in Call 2.

Find your host institution

Use our online app to find the host institution of your choice.

Further information

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 713694.