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PhD and postdoc funding and fellowship programs

Current programs

RESPONSE – This European MSCA Doctoral Program (2019–2023) is co-funding 28 PhD fellowships in the field of sustainable food and energy systems and sustainable land use. 

PSC-JRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership – This European Joint Doctoral Program with the Joint Research Center (Italy, Ispra) is funding 4 PhD projects in the fields of soil and land use change and bio-economy and forests.

PSC-Syngenta Fellowships – This research program is funding PhD and postdoc projects in the fields of crop production and climate change. To date 43 young researchers have received funding from this collaboration(32 PhD and 11 postdoc projects).

Engage with Society –This research program is initiating research projects in the field of participatory agroecosystems. So far 1 PhD project.

Previous programs

PlantHUB Fellowships – This European MSCA Industrial Doctoral Program (2016–2020) funded 10 PhD projects in the field of plant breeding and production.

PSC-Mercator Fellowships – This research program (2011–2021) funded 8 transdisciplinary PhD projects in the fields of biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture, and environmental challenges.

PSC-IDP BRIDGES Fellowships – This European MSCA Innovative Doctoral Program (2013–2017) funded 14 PhD projects enrolled in the Science and Policy PhD program.

PLANT FELLOWS – This European MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (2012–2016) co-founded 51 research projects in all fields of plant sciences.

ProDoc Fellowships – This SNSF Doctoral Program (2009–2015) funded 11 PhD projects at the interface of science and policy.