For young researchers

Are you a Master student and looking to continue your academic career with a PhD? Or would you like to stay in academia after your PhD graduation? Sometimes you need funding to start your PhD-project or your post-doc project.

Please find here more information and options for you to consider. 

Fund your PhD-project

Sometimes phd-candidates have to bring their own research funding in order to start their desired phd-project. Find here several suggestions on where to find this funding.

  • Apply for a PhD Job Opening

    In the University of Twente, a lot of PhD-positions become available though regular job openings. For instance, this is made possible because a researcher at the UT will start a large project and has funding to hire PhD-students to complete the project.

  • Twente Graduate School

    Nominees for the Twente Graduate School Award are talented and excellent UT Master degree students with the ambition to pursue a PhD. When selected, they will receive a so-called Bridging Grant and, together with a supervisor or professor, will start working on a full research proposal for external funding. Eligible students are in the last phase of their Master’s programme.

  • Find a PhD or fellowship

    The are multiple options to pursue funding for your PhD-project through networks or initiatives.

  • Through Funders

    The Dutch Research Council (Nederlandse organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - NWO) has opened a new Mosaic programme that will allow MSc-students at a Dutch university to apply for funding for their PhD-project in the Netherlands. 

Finished (almost) your PhD: what's next?

Are you in your third or fourth/final year of your phd, or did you recently finish your phd? Are you curious to find out what is out there to aid you in continuing your academic career?

For young researchers there are unfortunately limited options available in grants; for most applications you need to hold a tenure track or permanent position to be eligible as main applicant. However, most personal grant schemes are also tailored for young researchers, irrespective of physical age or current position.

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