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.


The call is written in Dutch. This is the valid and leading text. An English translation is expected next week. To avoid unnecessary emails to all, please send me an email if you would like to receive the English version.

Who can apply:

PhD proposals, written by MSc students, can be submitted by a consortium, consisting of at least one research group that is a member of EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WASS, WIAS or WIMEK together with at least one private partner. A researcher with a tenured position acts on behalf of the consortium as the main applicant. The proposed PhD candidate will defend the proposal during the interview and it is his/her performance which will be taken into account in the assessment.

Applications are assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

1. Quality of the candidate and research group;

2. Scientific quality of the proposal;

3. Research relevance and perspectives for utilisation.


Deadline for applications:    15 September 2021

Interviews:                        October 2021

Decision:                           November 2021

Applicants should send their applications to

Call text and template