from February 17, 2023 to May 9, 2023
Published on February 13, 2023 Updated on May 17, 2023

EUTOPIA Co-tutelle programme 2023 call (CLOSED)

EUTOPIA call for proposals open to academics from EUTOPIA universities wishing to obtain funding for PhD co-tutelle fellowships within the EUTOPIA alliance.

Following on from the success to the Erasmus+ pilot program in 2020 and to subsequent bids (EUTOPIATRAIN, EUTOPIA-Science and Innovation Fellowships), the partner universities have decided to open the PhD co-tutelle program again this year. This call description details the program’s functioning, funding scheme and practical modalities.

The EUTOPIA PhD co-tutelle program supports high-quality PhD projects in all research areas cosupervised by academics of the EUTOPIA member universities. It offers PhD fellowships for 3 to 4 years, depending on the length of doctoral studies in the partner universities. It is expected to lead to highquality research projects with global impact, providing exciting research opportunities for PhD or doctoral candidates. They shall take full advantage of the vibrant scientific environment of the EUTOPIA alliance (the following links give access the research pages of the seven EUTOPIA partner universities active in the 2023 program): The participating EUTOPIA universities will jointly operate the call. This document describes the application procedure and requirements, the evaluation process and gives details about the funding conditions, operational modalities and implementation of the PhD fellowships. Depending on the universities’ national systems, these will be governed by bilateral agreements between the partner universities. Successful candidates will enter into an agreement governing the joint supervision of their PhD and obtain funding for the entire duration of their PhD according to the national legal frameworks. An example of such an agreement can be provided upon request.

The present call offers PhD fellowship funding for combinations of home and host institutions. The number of positions offered for each home/host combination will result from the selection process.

- 26 PhD fellowships may be allocated by Home institutions (table below)
Number of positions offered 1 CY / 1 UW 3
6 1
3 full positions completed by Host institutions CYU, VUB, UW 4

The fellowships will start between October 2023 and January 2024.

must be presented by the PhD projects' supervisors (academics from EUTOPIA partner universities). PhD candidates are not entitled to apply directly to the call.


Download here the call guidelines.

Download here the Co-tutelle Grant Application Form.