EuroTech COFUND Postdoc

The programme allows candidates to apply for one of ten 2-year postdoctoral positions at DTU or at one of the EuroTech Alliance members (TUM, TU/e and EPFL).

It is the candidate him/herself who applies.

The 2019 call is now closed.

Talent development
The new programme is an important tool for strategic talent development as it allows for continued cooperation and contact with some of our most talented young researchers while they develop their skills and career through postdoc positions at our alliance partners. It also offers the opportunity to attract talented young researchers to DTU. In addition, it enables further strengthening of contact and cooperation with alliance partners. 

Mandatory alliance cooperation
Projects must be bottom-up and include mandatory cooperation with one of the EuroTech alliance's other members. Collaboration may be research stays for 3-6 months, shorter stays or of a virtual nature. In addition, it is encouraged to include a 3rd partner, be it from industry or other universities.

Mandatory institutional endorsement from both main and co-host
Applicants must have confirmed prior contact with a supervisor at DTU (main host) and with the partner university (co-host). Host and co-host are responsible for completing an online standard institutional endorsement. If this is not completed by application deadline, the application will be rejected.

Five focus areas
Projects must fall within one of the alliance's five focus areas;

• Health & Bioengineering
• Smart & Urban Mobility
• Data Science & Engineering
• High Performance Computing
• Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Mobility requirements
Researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host university (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands or Switzerland) for more than twelve (12) months in the three (3) years immediately before the call deadline.

External evaluation and selection
Applications that meet formal requirements will be assessed externally. All applications will be ranked and fellowships awarded on the basis of ranking. It is expected that postdoc fellows can start no earlier than August 2019.

More information

The EuroTech Alliance website will be updated on an ongoing basis with information. You will also find all the relevant material for 2019

If you have questions, please contact the secretariat at



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754462