WIMEK offers a maximum of 15 excellent MSc students of WIMEK-related programmes the opportunity to participate in the 'WIMEK Honours Programme'. This programme prepares highly motivated MSc students for an academic research career by further developing their research skills and writing a full PhD research proposal on a self-selected subject within the file of 'Environmental and Sustainability Sciences'.
If the written proposal fits within the research lines of WIMEK, and the proposed research requires the collaboration of two WIMEK groups, participants are encouraged to submit their proposal to WIMEK. If the number of participants to the Wageningen Honours Programme that plan to submit their proposal to the WIMEK grant call exceeds ten participants, only WIMEK Honours Programme participants will be eligible for these two WIMEK PhD grants. You can find the chair groups that are participating in WIMEK here: https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/PhD-Programme/Graduate-Schools/www.wur.nlwimek/About-us/Participating-chair-groups.htm.
After finishing the conclusion of the WIMEK Honours Programme all participating MSc students will be in an excellent position to pursue a career as a PhD candidate in one of the participating WIMEK research groups (or anywhere else in the world).
Succeeding in this programme will give you an excellent preparation for a career in science!
For detailed information about participating MSc programmes, target group and selection criteria, content of the WIMEK Honours Programme, nomination of excellent MSc students, and selection of MSc students, please download the brochure.