Scientists4Future Slovenia Doctoral Programme (PhD study)
As part of the PhD program Scientists4Future Slovenia, which is the recipient of the Horizon Europe Marie Sklodowska Curie Seal of Excellence, and the Janko Jamnik Doctoral Scholarship, the National Institute of Chemistry will employ, host and train 25 PhD candidates who will study for 4 years in good working conditions.
The overarching goal is to provide an inspiring and productive environment and comprehensive support to attract, develop, and globally interconnect researchers, allowing them to develop the necessary skill set required to tackle today’s challenges. Each doctoral candidate will register in the Doctoral School of the implementing partner – University of Ljubljana.
Mobility is a key asset and feature of the Scientists4Future Slovenia doctoral programme with exchanges and visits planned for all doctoral candidates at partner laboratories and industrial premises. The secondments will last up to six months with a minimum of one international/intersectoral secondment per doctoral candidate. The secondment(s) will be clearly outlined in the research project summary made prior to the start of the fellowship.National Institute of Chemistry (NIC) with partner organisations from other European countries will within the Scientists4Future Slovenia programme enhanced quality and sustainability of research training and will increase global attractiveness, visibility and reputation of the doctoral candidates and participating organisations.
NIC will provide an inspiring and productive environment and comprehensive support to attract, develop, and globally interconnect researchers, allowing them to develop the necessary skill set required to tackle today’s challenges. The scientific framework offered by Scientists4Future Slovenia is structured along six thematic challenges, incorporating the research priorities at the NIC. Research programme will offer free and open research options to doctoral candidates in six thematic areas: Health, Energy, Responsible processes, Advanced products, Chemical engineering and Computer modelling. These areas of NIC, Slovenia are ranked by national and international evaluators as leading in excellence in science.
Applicants are free to choose one topic out of 25 innovative research topics offered in different fields:
Chemistry, Life sciences, Advanced materials, Electro Chemistry, Materials for energy storage and conversion, Biochemistry, Nanobiotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Immunotherapy, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis, Biophysics, Computer modelling, Chemical Analysis.
In order to be eligible, applicants of any nationality are required to meet the following criteria by the date of the call deadline (15 May 2023):
- Mobility requirements: Following the MSCA mobility rule-incoming candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the selected primary host institution for more than 12 months in the last 3 years before the call deadline.
- Second cycle study programme degree: Researchers must be doctoral candidates, i.e. not already in possession of a doctoral degree.
- Applicants are free to choose one topic out of 25 innovative research topics offered
- Application must be submitted in English.
- Only one application per candidate is acceptable.
- Applicant must submit the application with all required support documents before the deadline, using the application platform.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS OF DOCTORAL CANDIDATES IS 15 May 2023.
Further information is available at the application platform or through NIC Project Office via e-mail: email@example.com
The Scientists4Future Slovenia has received funding from Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation. The project is co-executed by University of Ljubljana.
Seal of Excellence HORIZON-MSCA-2021-COFUND