Doctoral Program, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801199.
Applicants are required to apply in the following subjects:
- Biodiversity, Biological Sciences and Bioinformatics, Chemical Sciences Computer Sciences, Earth and Planetary Systems Sciences, Environment, Climate and Sustainability, Food Sciences, Health and Genomics, Mathematical Sciences, Statistics & Economics, Nano and Materials Sciences, Natural Science Education, Nutrition and Sports, Particle Physics, Astro Physics and Cosmology, Plant Sciences and Biotechnology, Quantum Sciences and Technology, Resource Economics and Global Development
Research at SCIENCE rests on two pillars: on the one hand strong basic research, and on the other application-oriented research, which contributes to growth and employment and solves societal problems, for example within climate change, sustainable energy supplies, biological production, environmental challenges, food and water safety, lifestyle diseases and IT security.
In Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation program (2014-2020), the University of Copenhagen is number two in Europe when it comes to attracting Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions. To exemplify this, SCIENCE has 150 Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Moreover, SCIENCE researchers have received 30 grants from the European Research Council in Horizon 2020. SCIENCE is also host to 7 Centers of Excellence financed by the Danish National Research Foundation. These accomplishments show that SCIENCE’s research environments have the academic weight to attract researchers at a high international level. This again testifies to the fact that the TALENT program constitutes an extraordinary opportunity for doing a PhD.
The PhD School at SCIENCE, in which the TALENT PhD students will be enrolled, has over 1,100 students and app. 55% of them come from outside of Denmark, originating from 75 different countries. This means that even the PhD environment is highly international and competitive.
To be eligible for the PhD TALENT Scholarships Doctoral Program, applicants must:
- Not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 03 years immediately prior to TALENT’s call deadline
- Must at the TALENT call deadline be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and must not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree
- Must hold a relevant MSc degree at the time of applying
To apply for 25 TALENT PhD Scholarships, applicants are required to submit following documents with application:
- Cover/Motivation Letter
- Project description incl. ethics assessment form
- Curriculum Vitae incl. publications
- The names and contact details of two referees: one should be from the master thesis supervisor (if applicable), or other senior scientist that the applicant has worked closely with)
- Declaration of mobility
- Documentation of academic degrees obtained: transcripts and diplomas must be in English or an officially approved translation must be included
- Certificate of English proficiency (for non-native English speakers)