The mission of WIAS is improving our understanding of animals and their various roles for mankind through fundamental and strategic research and training of early stage researchers (PhD and post-doc).

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The WIAS office wishes you a pleasant summer holiday!

WIAS Fellowships

WIAS invites PhD candidates who wish to travel abroad and staff members who wish to invite guest researchers to submit a proposal for a WIAS fellowship. Please note that the activities should start in calendar year 2021. Proposals should be submitted before 15 August 2021 to nicole.rodenburg@wur.nl. More information about the conditions of the WIAS fellowships can be found here.

WIAS graduate programme 2021

The graduate school WIAS offers funding to enable an MSc student to start a PhD at a WIAS chair group on a subject of his/her choice. The PhD project should start at the latest on 1 January 2022. The call for the WIAS graduate programme is open to all MSc students from Wageningen University who graduate in 2021. The proposals must be written by the candidate with feedback from the anticipated supervisors of the project and submitted at the latest on 30 July 2021. More information can be found here.

TKI graduate school Green Top Sectors call

In addition to the graduate programme calls from the Wageningen graduate schools, the TKIs Agri & Food (A&F) and Horticulture & Starting Materials (T&U) will fund 4 PhD proposals written by MSc students. The aim of the programme is to facilitate innovative and high-quality scientific research within the research field of the top sectors by engaging young talented researchers at the start of their career. Per top sector, there is budget to fund 2 PhD proposals. The details of the call can be found here.  

WIAS Lunch Lectures

The WIAS lunch lectures take place every first Tuesday of the month from 12:15-13:00. The last WIAS lunch lecture before the summer break will be given by Aniek Bouwman, about “The impact of DNA gain or loss” on 6 July.

WIAS is looking for postdocs, staff or guest researchers who would like to present their work. Fourth-year PhD candidates are also welcome to present their work. Interested? Please send an email to wias@wur.nl.