Funding

The call for doctoral candidate positions with university funding will open on this page.

Other ways of funding a PhD project include the salary being paid by a grant obtained by a supervisor or a personal grant from a private foundation applied by the doctoral candidate him/herself. Doctoral candidates may also fund their studies themselves or pursue their degree in tandem with work. Further information on the different funding options is available here.

More information about funding at www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/funding

Fixed-term doctoral candidate positions starting in 2019

The call is open September 14-27, 2018.

University of Helsinki allocates funding to doctoral programmes for salaried doctoral candidate positions. The doctoral candidates selected for the positions shall be hired for full-time employment for the duration of 1-4 years, with the aim that the doctoral degree shall be completed within the duration of the employment. 

The doctoral candidates selected for the positions are employed by and carry out their research in one of the University’s faculties or independent institutes. The doctoral candidates are hired for full-time positions with the aim of completing their doctoral degree in four years.

The salary for the doctoral candidate position is based on level 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the doctoral candidate will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. Depending on the doctoral candidate’s qualifications and experience, the salary is EUR 2085–3205 per month. The appointment starts with a probationary period of maximum 6 months.

 WHO MAY APPLY

 You can apply for doctoral candidate positions on a fixed-term employment contract if  

  1. You have an active right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki and have not received UH-funded doctoral candidate position for 4 years, or 
  2. You have not yet been granted the right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki but match the profile of one of the doctoral programmes and meet the eligibility criteria for the right to study for a doctoral degree, see instructions at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/the-application-process-in-a-nutshell . As the right to study for a doctoral degree is a precondition for beginning employment in a doctoral candidate position funded by the University, you must apply for the right to study for a doctoral degree in addition to applying for the fixed-term doctoral candidate position.

If your Master's degree (or equivalent) is not completed by the end of the application period, check the eligibility on the doctoral programme web pages.

APPLYING

All applications for doctoral candidate positions must be submitted using an online electronic form. The same form can be used for applying for the right to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki.  

Information on the form includes

  • research plan

  • funding plan

  • study plan

  • CV (former studies and relevant working experience)

Please scan and attach the following documents as two separate PDF-documents: 

1. The degree diploma for your master’s degree (or equivalent), consisting of: 

  • the original degree diploma OR its officially certified copy, AND  

  • if the degree diploma is not in Finnish, Swedish, or English, an original translation of the degree diploma OR an officially certified copy of the said translation. The translation must be in Finnish, Swedish, or English and done by a certified translator. 

2. The transcript of records for your Master’s degree (or equivalent), consisting of: 

  • the original transcript of records OR its officially certified copy, AND 

  • if the transcript of records is not in Finnish, Swedish, or English, an original translation of the transcript of records OR an officially certified copy of the said translation. The translation must be in Finnish, Swedish, or English and done by a certified translator.  

NB! If you are applying for the right to study for a doctoral degree and have not graduated from the University of Helsinki you are required to deliver the above mentioned documents ALSO in paper (officially certified copies) to the Admission Services of the University of Helsinki.

NB! If you have not graduated from a Finnish University, please pay also attention to the country-specific requirements

Please note that the application form does not accept special characters.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed. Based on the evaluation, applicants may be invited for an interview with the doctoral programme.

More information will be published in August here, https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/funding. Candidates are invited to apply online. The application form is open September 14-27, 2018.

Programme specific instructions coming soon.

DPDR travel grants

The Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DPDR) receives operational funds from the Doctoral School in Health Science. The below outlined travel grants are dependent on the annual funding and the economics permitting this support. The travel grants available via DPDR are:

Chancellor´s travel grants for atttending international meetings or courses relevant to the research topic and DPDR travel grants for research visits abroad, and for participating in scientific courses and meetings in Finland.

All grantees are required to provide a report by e-form of how the grant was used within 2 months of the trip. 

2018

1. CHANCELLOR'S TRAVEL GRANT FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATES IN DPDR
The call is open from February 1, at 8 am to February 21, at 3.45 pm, 2018.

Amount of the Chancellor´s travel grant
The Chancellor´s travel grant for DPDR doctoral candidates can be applied for travelling to international scientific conferences or practical courses. The annual travel grant per doctoral candidate for attending a scientific conference or a practical course is max. 800 € for a trip within Europe and 1500 € for a trip to a non-European country.

Use of the Chancellor´s travel grant
The Chancellor’s travel grant can be used to cover travel costs, such as transportation, accommodation and registrations fees.

Purpose the Chancellor´s travel grant
The Chancellor’s travel grant can be applied for attending an international conference or practical course. In the case of conferences either an oral or poster (1st author/equal contribution) presentation is required. The grant is allocated on the basis of the relevance of the course or meeting for the applicant.

The main criterion for receiving the Chancellor’s travel grant for attending an international meeting is a talk or a poster (note! 1st author/equal contribution). 

Important instructions

  • The grant can be awarded only to applicants of the doctoral programme who have registered at UH for the academic year 2017-2018.
  • Doctoral candidates in the DPDR can receive a maximum one Chancellor´s travel grant per year
  • The grant cannot be applied for a trip that has already been completed before 1.2.2018.
  • All grantees are required to provide a report by e-form of how the grant was used within 2 months of the trip.

If there are no special grounds, the travel grant has to be used for the travel for which it has been applied, and for which it has been awarded. The travels are made following the University of Helsinki instructions for travel. Detailed travel instructions can be found in Flamma.

Application review
All applications for the call period will be reviewed after the deadline. Please note, that late submissions will not be considered.

Applications via e-form: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/86443/lomake.html

Payment instructions

2. Travel Grants for International Research Visits for Doctoral Candidates in DPDR

DPDR doctoral candidates have also the opportunity to apply for travel grants for international research visits from the doctoral programme. The travel grant for research visits provides support for international visits of varying lengths (min 2 weeks ) as well as post-doc interviews abroad. The amount of support depends on the length of the stay and the destination and is max. 1500 €. The travel grant can be used to cover travel costs, such as transportation, accommodation and registrations fees. 

For research visits emphasis is given to the benefit of the visit for the progress of the thesis work.

Deadline:  31.3.2018

NOTE:

1. Remember to  supplement the application with a short letter of invitation from the hosting research group. 2. Please remind your supervisor to send a recommendation letter for your reserch visit to                          dpdr-info@helsinki.fi.

Applications via e-form: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/87150/lomake.html

 

 

 

 

 

2017

DPDR TRAVEL GRANTS FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH VISITS – application time will be announced

The DPDR travel grant for research visits provides support for international visits of varying lengths (e.g. 2 weeks - 6 months). The amount of support depends on the length of the stay and the destination and is max. 1500 €. The travel grant can be used to cover travel costs, such as transportation and accommodation.

DPDR eAPPLICATION FORM: International research visits (application time will be announced)

Potential grantees are asked to supplement the application with a letter of invitation. Please send the document by e-mail to dpdr-info(at)helsinki.fi. For research visits emphasis is given to the benefit of the visit for the progress of the thesis work.

Note that all travel grants awarded by DPDR are subjected to budgetary limitations and can only be allocated to registered doctoral candidates.

DPDR TRAVEL GRANTS FOR PARTICIPATING IN SCIENTIFIC COURSES AND MEETINGS IN ABROUD AND IN FINLAND - application time will be announced

DPDR can provide travel financial support to its students also participation in international or national summer schools or conferences.

DPDR eAPPLICATION FORM: the link will be opened during application time

Note that all travel grants awarded by DPDR are subjected to budgetary limitations and can only be allocated to registered doctoral candidates.