The Graduate School of Health is now accepting applications for enrolment, fully financed integrated PhD fellowships and research training supplements.
We are offering a number of;
- Integrated PhD fellowships. Selected applicants for fully financed integrated PhD fellowships will be invited for a personal interview with a selection committee.
- Research training supplements (550,000 DKK) (all applicants may apply)
Both fully financed integrated PhD fellowships granted and research training supplements will be allocated to the department at Aarhus University, where the PhD student will be employed. A filled out and signed financial statement is not mandatory as part of the application, but has to be signed and submitted before enrolment.
To apply for a 3-year PhD study programme you must have completed a relevant Master’s degree. The Master’s study has to be equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree of 120 ECTS – if you have any doubt you can submit your diplomas for an assessment via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an Integrated PhD Fellowship, it is required that you have completed your Bachelor’s degree and have been accepted for/begun a Master’s degree, before enrolment as an integrated PhD student. Also you need to have at least one semester left of you Master’s degree at the time of enrolment as an integrated PhD student.
Assessment of applications for all types of fellowships ordinary as well as integrated will be based on the Graduate School’s general criteria for PhD applications, which are listed below.
- Application deadline: 5th of September 2016 at 23:59
- Earliest possible starting date: 1st of November 2016
- Latest possible starting date for recipients of fully financed integrated PhD fellowships: 1st of May 2017.
- Latest possible starting date for recipients of Research Training supplement as well as candidates with fully financed external financing: 1st of November 2017
- Interviews for selected applicants for fully financed PhD fellowships: planned to 13th of October 2016.
- Reply: End of October 2016
General criteria for PhD applications
All applications will be evaluated based on the submitted material, using the following criteria. The time for research experience after the qualifying exam is taken into consideration.
The project (40 % of the total evaluation)
- The project description; including the PhD student’s part in the designing of the project.
- The standard and volume of the project – is it adequate for a PhD? Is the volume of the project appropriate for the enrolment period?
- The scientific level of the project
- The use of varied methods and techniques
- How does the project stem from the newest knowledge in the field?
- Does the project entail supporting evidence of feasibility, e.g. the power (of test)?
The applicant (40 % of the total evaluation)
- educational background
- extracurricular activities
- research experience, including a list of publications (if any)
The research environment and PhD plan elements (20 % of the total evaluation)
- Supervisors; including statement from the main supervisor
- Scientific environment
- Courses, dissemination and mobility (research stays, stays abroad)
- International/ interdisciplinary collaboration
- Collaboration (if any) with a company
Please note that we will evaluate the application as it is when the deadline has passed. It is not possible to submit any material for the application after the deadline has passed. Applicants can apply for both types of financing in one application.
Furthermore, please be aware that we only evaluate one application per applicant per call. Thus, if you have submitted more than one application, we reserve the right to evaluate the last application received.
Please note that PhD students who are already enrolled are not eligible for the PhD fellowships and the research training supplements. Applications from enrolled PhD students will not be taken into consideration.
How to apply
Access the application form by clicking ‘PhD Call’ OR 'PhD mol.med. Call February 2016' at the bottom of this page. The mol.med. call is only for applicants who want to be a part of the molecular medicine PhD programme.
Please choose the GP that reflects the department of employment of your future main supervisor. Please note that the administration will relocate your application to the appropriate GP, if necessary.