EU requirements

In the context of FluidNET we offer 12 PhD projects. The PhD projects are positions with funding for 3 years. The positions are open for individuals from any nationality with the following restrictions in terms of eligibility.

1.Mobility rule: Fellows may not have lived for more than 12 months out of the prior 36 months in the country where they wish to take up the fellowship.

Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for  obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account. 

2. Early stage researcher rule: ESRs are: in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

‘Full-time equivalent research experience’ is measured from the date when the researcher obtained  the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree  was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded) – even if a  doctorate was never started or envisaged. 

3. Admission rule: The applicant is at the time of enrollment in the possession of  a diploma that is recognized prerequisite for entering a PhD programme (for example an MSc diploma).

All applications proceed via the local on-line channels of the individual FluidNET partner institutions. 

You can apply for more than one position (but no more than 3). Candidates provide all requested information including a detailed CV including 2 academic references, a cover letter, and English language proficiency documentation. During the registration, applicants will need to prove that they are eligible (cf. ESR definition, mobility criteria, and English language proficiency).

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in the kick-off workshop to be organized end of March 2021. Successful candidates for the PhD positions will be enrolled in the graduate programmes of FluidNET network partners’ universities. Admission and terms of employment are based on EU Horizon2020 guidelines and local policies of participating universities.