- Plant genetic resources: the prerequisite for future breeding;
- New plant genome editing technologies;
- Breeding informatics: data collection, data analysis and data mining in the breeding workflow;
- Phenotyping & Phenomics: from single measurements to high throughputs non-invasive technologies;
- Breeding for intensive and semi intensive cereal production using advanced approaches;
- Breeding for organic and low input food systems;
- Plant adaptation to the changing environment, biotic and abiotic stresses;
- Food safety and quality / Utilization of cereals: from bread to beer.
 An individual who is within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent).
 Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, and Turkey.