Marie S.-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships in Photonics


Call Open – 10th July, 2018.

Call Close – 8th October, 2018.

Call Reference Date – 1st January, 2019.

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MULTIPLY Call 4 List of Host Organisations

Please use the Expression of Interest portal for formally initiating contact with the host institutions. We strongly recommend using this portal, as the MULTIPLY Management team will keep track of all enquiries raised via this channel, and will be able to offer assistance if deemed necessary. This step will help the host organization provide feedback whether the infrastructural resources available with them will be appropriate to support your research activity.

Institutions not listed on the table are not participating in Call 4. You may choose to contact such institutions inquiring about possibilities for future Calls.

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Fellowship duration in Call 4

For Call 4, proposed Fellowship duration can be either 1, 2 or 2.5 years.

Institution NameFellowship CommitmentType of Fellowship (check Eligibility conditions)
Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University4 fellow yearsIncoming
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China**3 fellow yearsOutgoing
CEMSE, KAUST, Saudi Arabia**12 fellow yearsOutgoing
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China**2 fellow yearsOutgoing
School of Physics/Optics and Photonics, Nankai University, China**2 fellow yearsOutgoing
University of Malaga, Spain***2 fellow yearsOutgoing***
FEMTO-ST - Dr. Daniel Brunner2.5 fellow yearsIncoming
FEMTO-ST - Prof. Fadi Badia1 fellow yearIncoming
University College London2.5 Fellow yearsIncoming

Institutions marked with ‘**’ refer to outgoing Fellowships.

***The University of Malaga, Spain will support 2 Fellowship years towards Outgoing Fellowships. They will sponsor 1 Fellowship Year in Year 2020, and 1 Fellowship Year in Year 2021, which can potentially count towards the re-integration phase of the Outgoing Fellowships. The Third Country Institution chosen as the MULTIPLY Outgoing Host Organisation must appear in the above list of institution. Please consult with the listed point of contact for the institution, or the MULTIPLY Programme Manager for further details.



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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 (depending on the Call timing) will be considered under exceptional circumstances.

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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.