Marie S.-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships in Photonics


Call 5 is now CLOSED

Call opening date – 8th January 2019

Call closing date – 9th April 2019

Call Reference date – 1st July 2019

Latest Fellowship starting date – 1st October 2019

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MULTIPLY welcomes and strongly encourages applications from women scientists.

List of Partner Organisations for Call 5

Host OrganisationFellowship CommitmentType
Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University4 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Ultrafast Nanophotonics Group, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Germany2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Institute of Quantum Optics, Ultrafast Laser Laboratory - Leibniz University Hannover, Germany4 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics - Huazhong University of Science and Technology3 Fellowship YearsOutgoing*
OMEGA HKU, The University of Hong Kong3 Fellowship YearsOutgoing*
KAUST, Saudi Arabia4 Fellowship YearsOutgoing*
Ultrafast Lasers Group, Leibniz-IPHT, Jena, Germany2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Optical Engineering and Quantum Photonics Group, ORC, Southampton1 Fellowship YearIncoming
University of Belgrade, Serbia2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Universita Degli Studi Di Brescia, Italy2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Sapienza Universita Di Roma2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
CNRS-FEMTO-ST, France2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
IIT@Sapienza Laboratory, Italy2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
University of Souther Denmark2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Centre for Photonic Metamaterials, Optoelectronic Research Centre, University of Southampton2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Fiber Optics and Hybrid Fibers Group, Leibniz-IPHT, Jena, Germany2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Microscopy Department, Leibniz-IPHT, Jena, Germany2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Functional Interfaces, Leibniz-IPHT, Jena, Germany2 Fellowship YearsIncoming
Spectroscopy and Imaging Research Department, IPHT Jena, Germany2 Fellowship YearsIncoming

*Outgoing Fellowships will require EC Host Organisation participation in the Fellowship

PLEASE NOTE – The Fellowship duration in Call 5 cannot extend beyond 30th September 2021.


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.

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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.



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