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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WIAS graduate programme call 2022
The WIAS Graduate Programme call 2022 involves the funding of (a maximum of) three PhD positions and aims to stimulate talented MSc students of WU to obtain their PhD through research at one of the WIAS chair groups on a subject of their choice. The call for the WIAS graduate programme is open to all MSc students from Wageningen University who graduate in 2022. The project proposals must be written by the candidate with feedback from the anticipated supervisors. All applications need to be accompanied by a letter of support from the main supervisor(s) of the project and must be submitted latest on 15 August 2022 to Nicole Rodenburg (nicole.rodenburg@wur.nl). More information about the criteria and conditions of the WIAS graduate programme 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 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 take place in calendar year 2022. Proposals must be submitted before 15 July 2022 to nicole.rodenburg@wur.nl. More information about the conditions of the WIAS fellowships 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 next hybrid WIAS lunch lecture will be given by visiting researcher at MAE, Dr David Glassom on 6 September 2022.

WIAS is looking for postdocs, staff or guest researchers who would like to present their work in 2022. Fourth-year PhD candidates are also welcome to present their work. Interested? Please send an email to wias@wur.nl.