WIAS calls

WIAS graduate programme 2021

The graduate school WIAS offers funding to enable a MSc student to start a PhD at a WIAS group and subject of his/her choice. The PhD project should start at the latest on 1 January 2022.

This year, the call for the WIAS graduate programme is open to all MSc students from Wageningen University who graduate in 2021. In the attachment please find the application form for the WIAS Graduate Programme PhD proposal. The proposals must be written by the candidate with feedback from the anticipated supervisors of the project submitted at the latest on 30 July 2021 to Nicole Rodenburg, wias@wur.nl.

WIAS Fellowships 2021

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. Please submit your proposal using the format provided before 15 August 2021 to nicole.rodenburg@wur.nl.

WU-CAAS call 2021

To strengthen the collaboration between Wageningen University (WU) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), a 5-year collaborative PhD programme was initiated in 2016. The programme involved a 4-year sandwich PhD where the PhD candidates perform the major part of their research at CAAS and spend at least 18 months in Wageningen, generally divided over two main periods: 6-8 months at the start of the project and 8-12 months at the end of the 4 years but, given the minimum of 18 months the division of times the candidate is in The Netherlands and the duration of the stay can vary depending on the project and supervisor agreements. The programme allows a maximum of 20 PhD projects to start each year and starts in September with a WU-GSCAAS start-up training in Beijing, followed by a set of GSCAAS specific courses. From December onwards PhD candidates would start coming to Wageningen for the first phase of the PhD programme. The programme has strengthened the WU-CAAS collaboration given that in the first 5 years a total of some 90 projects started of which the first cohort will be defending their thesis by the end of this year. For more information and application information continue to WU-CAAS joint PhD program in the menu.

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 Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen (T&U) will fund 4 PhD proposals written by MSc students. The details of the call can be found in the enclosed appendices. The call will be carried out by the graduate schools. Per top sector, there is budget to fund 2 PhD proposals. Applicants are asked to indicate in which TKI their proposal would fit best. After the deadline, the graduate schools together with A&F and T&U will make the final decision which proposals will be evaluated under A&F or T&U. Submit your application at the latest on 15 September 2021, to Ingrid.Vleghels@wur.nl.