Funded PhD positions
The next call for funded positions will be in September 1-14, 2017. There will be positions open both for beginning doctoral candidates (funding for up to four years) and for doctoral candidates already working on their theses (funding for one or two years). Application details will be available by mid-August, but at this point it is important to note that to apply for a funded position you need to have agreed on a research project with a supervisor affiliated with the programme. One of the attachments of the application will be a research plan (of up to four pages) stating the objectives and preliminary schedule of the research project as well as the progress of the work so far, if it has already been started.
Financial support for research training events
The doctoral programme can provide financial support for research training events (guest lectures, intensive courses, summer schools, workshops, etc) that are within the research areas of the programme and benefit its students.
The application time is continuous. A free-form application should be submitted to the coordinator preferrably two months before the start of the event. The application should include a description of the event as well as an approximation of the total costs of the event.
Travel support for doctoral students
The doctoral programme can provide travel support for its doctoral students to participate in conferences, intensive courses, summer/winter schools and research visits in Finland and abroad. Funds can be applied for to cover travel, accommodation and visa costs as well as participation fees and per diem allowances. To apply for travel funding, fill out the application form preferably two months prior to the trip (the board decides on funding approximately once a month).