University of Copenhagen TALENT PhD Fellowships for International Researchers 2018 – Denmark
The Doctoral Programme TALENT is offering 28 PhD scholarships in the below-mentioned 16 areas, commencing 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Application Deadline: 1st October 2018, 23:59 GMT +2.
Eligible Countries: International
To Be Taken At (Country): Denmark
About the Award: The TALENT programme offers 74 PhD fellowships (in total) of 36 months each, attractive employment conditions at one of the 12 departments at SCIENCE and enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at SCIENCE. TALENT is a unique programme by requesting, as part of the application procedure, the applicants to devise their own interdisciplinary PhD project within one of the above-mentioned 16 programme areas/panels and to indicate the department, which they find most suitable to host their project, and the names of the main supervisor and co-supervisors. In other words, TALENT is a bottom up programme, which thereby focuses on the research interests of the PhD students. If employed, an individual Career Development Plan will be made for the TALENT PhD students, outlining scientific as well as transferable courses, international research visits/secondments, mentoring and other career enhancing activities. The Career Development plan is a central element in ensuring the right training and progress throughout the PhD project.
Fields of Research: The 28 PhD fellowships are in the following fields:
Biodiversity; biological sciences and bioinformatics; chemical sciences; computer sciences; earth and planetary systems sciences; envirionment, 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; ressource economics and global development.
Type: PhD, Fellowship
Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the TALENT Doctoral Programme, applicants:
- May not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to TALENT’s call deadline: 1 October 2018. Time spent on obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
- Must at the TALENT call deadline (1 October 2018) 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. However, candidates, who do not hold an MSc degree, are also considered eligible if their credentials and CV equal those achieved on an MSc. This could be in the form of five years of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education OR four years of full-time undergraduate education combined with relevant courses, fieldwork, scientific publications or conducted research (these aspects must be documented by uploading additional documents as part of the CV). The background is that applicants awarded a TALENT doctoral fellowship must be enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD programme at SCIENCE. To this end, the entry requirements as defined by SCIENCE’s PhD School have to be respected.
Selection Criteria: The selection process includes four steps of evaluation:
- Eligibility and admissibility checks
- Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews)
- Expert/international review (done remotely)
- Final selection of candidates.
Applicants will be judged on professional merits, scientific and technological quality of the proposed project, feasibility of the implementation and the potential impact of the proposed project. The review process takes into consideration the whole range of experience of the candidate. While focusing on their overall potential as researchers, their creativity and level of independence will also be considered. International and intersectorial experience will be seen positively in the evaluation. The selection criteria are weighted and fall into three defined areas:
- Excellence (weight: 50%) of which the scientific and innovative quality of the proposal (weight: 25%) and the applicant (weight: 25%)
- Impact (weight: 30%)
- Implementation (weight: 20%)
Number of Awards: 28
Value of Award: TALENT is an international and interdisciplinary PhD programme, which offers young researchers the chance to become part of a cohort of exceptionally talented PhD students with the opportunity to cultivate their research talent. To this end, we offer:
- Access to international and intersectoral collaborations and networking with a range of industrial organisations: the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Confederation of Danish Enterprise, the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Copenhagen Science City, DIKU Business Club.
- Access to excellent research environments and infrastructures with world leading research groups.
- Access to an extensive training and career mentoring programme with scientific training supplemented by tailor made courses in a range of academic and transferrable skills.
- Employment under world leading working environments as all fellowships are funded fully in line with Danish employment conditions.
Terms of employment: The Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND rules stipulate a minimum monthly salary of EUR 2,597 (EUR 31,164 pr. year), of which H2020/MSCA/COFUND covers EUR 1,855 (EUR 22,260 pr. year). As is outlined below, SCIENCE complies fully with these rules.
Duration of Programme: 36 months
How to Apply: The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking Here
The application must include the following:
- Cover/motivation letter
- Project description incl. ethics assessment form
- Prioritized CV incl. publications
- Declaration of mobility
- Documentation of academic degrees obtained: diplomas must be in English or an officially approved translation must be included.
- Copy of English test score sheet at the time of applying (for applicants with English as their second language).
- Two recommendation letters (max. 1 page of 2,500 characters each): one should be from the master thesis supervisor (if applicable), or other senior scientist that the applicant has worked closely with.
Mandatory templates for items 1-4 are available for download on the Programme Webpage (link below)
Award Providers: Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801199.
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