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18 Fully Funded PhD Programs at Utrecht University, Netherlands

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Are you holding Master’s degree and looking for fully funded PhD positions? Utrecht University, Netherlands invites online application for multiple funded PhD Programs / fully funded PhD positions in various research areas.

Candidates interested in fully funded PhD positions can check the details and may apply as soon as possible. Interested and eligible applicants may submit their online application for PhD programs via the University’s Online Application Portal. 

1. Fully Funded PhD Position in mechanisms of strain localisation during subduction shear zone development 

Summary of PhD Program:

The aim of this PhD project is to combine field observations and structural geology, quantitative microstructural analysis, and laboratory experiments to identify weakening mechanisms that facilitate interface development. This PhD position can explore techniques and topics including, but not limited to: (1) structural analysis and (high-resolution) electron microscopy to characterize the mechanical properties and competing strengths of amphibolites and peridotites across an exhumed, paleo-proto-plate boundary; (2) microstructural constraints on the contribution of shear heating to initial localization; (3) nanoindentation experiments to quantify constitutive parameters that describe plasticity in strain-accommodating minerals.

Application Deadline: 4 January 2024

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2. Fully Funded PhD Position in interdisciplinary sustainability education

Summary of PhD Program:

To inform our interdisciplinary methods in education, the Copernicus Institute and UCU are looking for a combined teacher-PhD with an interest in education and sustainability science. In this position you will combine research on interdisciplinary sustainability education at the Copernicus Institute with teaching at UCU. As a combined teacher-PhD you have a 6-year contract to complete your PhD research and obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO) in combination with teaching and education development. Research and teaching tasks are divided equally over this 6-year period. Your research and teaching will have an impact on education at UCU, the Copernicus Institute, and beyond.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2023

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3. Fully Funded PhD Position in enhancing Estuarine Flood Resilience by Tidal Foreshore-Management Technologies

Summary of PhD Program:

Your main task will be to develop the understanding and approaches for minimizing erosion of the tidal flats and marsh edges in the Dutch Eastern Scheldt. Current maintenance of flood safety and nature functions of the Eastern Scheldt tidal system involves i) adding sand on tidal flats and ii) building stone dams as erosion protection at marsh edges. You will combine field experiments and flume studies to investigate 1) how to use mud instead of sand as building material and 2) how to develop nature-friendly approaches to minimize erosion of both tidal flats and marsh edges.

Application Deadline: 8 January 2024

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4. Fully Funded PhD Position in Paleo-ecological data science

Summary of PhD Program:

In order to plan future landscapes and forest composition we need to gain a better understanding of the evolution of the natural vegetation cover after the last ice age. The aim of the project is to construct a national atlas of past vegetation of the Netherlands over the last 15,000 years and answer questions on long term vegetation dynamics as well as human-environment interactions. Embedded within a team of research staff you will utilise existing pollen data and characteristics of the physical landscape in quantitative vegetation reconstructions.

Application Deadline: 15 January 2024

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5. Fully Funded PhD Position in land use and environmental impacts of biobased products

Summary of PhD Program:

The Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University is looking for a PhD candidate that will be working as part of the Horizon Europe project “ESCIB” (Environmental Sustainability and Circularity criteria for Industrial Bio-based systems), funded by the European Commission. Amongst others, the ESCIB project aims to develop a new dynamic method for assessing the environmental sustainability of bio-based systems, particularly addressing impacts related to land use and including circularity of bio-based systems.

Application Deadline: 7 January 2024

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6. 02 Fully Funded PhD Position in Immunotoxicology or Endocrine toxicology 

Summary of PhD Program:

Recently, we secured funding for 2 PhD candidates from two HORIZON Europe projects: 1. ENDOMIX and 2.EDC-MASLD. ENDOMIX will delve into the immunotoxic effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) on human health, concentrating on exposure to multiple EDCs throughout the life course. EDC MASLD will focus on the effects of EDCs on Metabolic dysfunction Associated Liver Disease (EDC-MASLD).

Application Deadline: 31 December 2023

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7. Fully Funded PhD Position in Modelling the impact of climate change on spatial inequality in Water-Energy-Food security in South Africa

Summary of PhD Program:

South Africa is one of the most unevenly developed countries in the world. About 33% of South Africa’s population lives in rural areas with limited access to basic services such as clean and safe water, affordable and clean energy, and balanced and nutritious diets. This is exacerbated by climate change and has direct and indirect impacts on public health and wellbeing. This project will assess spatial inequality in water‐energy‐food (WEF) security and the implications for public health in rural South Africa and how this will be affected by climate change, and will identify future‐proof interventions to enhance the resilience of vulnerable rural communities to health crises.

Application Deadline: 7 January 2024

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8. Fully Funded PhD Position in Rosewater, nightingale, and gunpowder

Summary of PhD Program:

RONIGU is a five-year research project (September 2023-August 2028) that studies the history of Muslim conceptualizations of the senses and of sense perception in the period of the three “gunpowder empires” of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. The PhD studentship is advertised in the area of Ottoman/Safavid studies, with a focus on vision/visuality and hearing/sound in Islamic intellectual history as well as the history of the body in a broad sense. If you as an applicant wish to pursue other lines of inquiry in sensory history (smell, taste, touch) you are encouraged to consult with Professor Lange at C.R.Lange@uu.nl.

Application Deadline: 1 January 2024

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9. Fully Funded PhD Position in Multicellular Modelling of the Impact of Extracellular Matrix on Tumour Cell Migration 

Summary of PhD Program:

Cell migration is a fundamental process in developmental biology. It is also critical in early cancer metastasis: in carcinomas, cells that leave the primary tumour must migrate through dense extracellular matrix. Even in genetically identical cells, the decision to migrate and the mode of migration can be very heterogeneous. Some cells do not migrate at all, while others migrate individually, collectively as a loose uncoordinated flock of cells, or in tightly coordinated cell clusters. You will investigate how biophysical cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions lead to the emergence of different migratory phenotypes using computer simulations.

Application Deadline: 8 January 2024

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Fully Funded PhD Position in Business-to-government data sharing for addressing societal challenges

Summary of PhD Program:

The PhD-candidate will map and compare approaches of local governments in large European cities towards accessing business data. The candidate will investigate the tensions, strategies, and outcomes of B2G data sharing and how the shared business data is used by governments to address which societal challenges. The research will involve the use of survey research methods, as well as interviews and case studies.

Application Deadline: 15 January 2024

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11. Fully Funded PhD Position in Continuous Machine Learning for Adaptive Inspection Process

Summary of PhD Program:

The Dutch government inspectorates play a critical role in safeguarding public interests such as food safety, a clean environment, fair working conditions or quality of education. To ensure effective supervision with a limited capacity at strategic and operational level, inspectorates need to work in a data-driven way and embed AI technology in their primary processes. The amount of information is too large and complex to be fully covered by human resources. At the same time, society rightly expects AI to be used in a responsible manner.

Application Deadline: 7 January 2024

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12. Fully Funded PhD Position in Agent-based Modeling for Inspection Simulations

Summary of PhD Program:

In this PhD position you will focus on simulating the inspection processes. Strategies that inspectorates use for selection of targets and enforcement in response to non-compliances invoke changes in the behaviour of the target population. In turn these changes invoke updates in the strategies of the inspectors. It is difficult—if not impossible—to study and test the interactions between an inspectorates’ actions and the behaviour of inspectees outside of a lab setting because of practical and ethical constraints. In this project we aim to develop data-driven agent-based models to study these behavioural dynamics in a synthetic environment, and thereby enabling the evaluation of (data-driven) inspection strategies before field deployment, while testing for effectiveness, robustness, and fairness of target selection strategies.

Application Deadline: 7 January 2024

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13. Fully Funded PhD Position in Crossing the divide: sediment exchange between basins and sub-basins

Summary of PhD Program:

We seek to understand these systems and predict their long-term morphological development under influence of natural dynamics, human interference and sea-level rise. Morphological change involves fluxes of sediment across the tidal inlet and across the tidal divides that separate the tidal basins. At a more detailed level, within basins subdivides are present that separate sub-basins, areas within a basin that are believed to have small exchange of water and sediment during normal tidal conditions. However, during wind events tidal (sub)divides are often flooded and sediment is exchanged.

Application Deadline: 14 January 2024

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14. Fully Funded PhD Position in Challenges and Potentialities of Activist Knowledge: Rethinking the University in the Netherlands

Summary of PhD Program:

In an era characterised by diverse planetary crises, vast socioeconomic inequalities, and post-truth/alternative fact politics, our higher education institutions have become especially charged sites for the projection of new hopes, demands, and expectations. How do different university stakeholders interpret and rework issues of politics in teaching and learning? This PhD project is an anthropological study of the contemporary university as a site of social-political engagement and contestation through ethnographic fieldwork at Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Leiden.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2023

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15. Fully Funded PhD Position in AI technologies for communication skills

Summary of PhD Program:

DialogueTrainer develops conversation models that are used to learn how to perform particular conversations, such as reviewing performance, delivering bad news, or giving feedback. The conversations are performed in a scenario with a virtual character in a virtual environment (also called DialogueTrainer). At each step the learner gets a choice between several options, and the emotion and response of the virtual character depends on this choice. This response of the character, combined with written feedback and scores, inform players of their choices regarding an objective or strategy.

Application Deadline: 8 January 2024

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16. Fully Funded PhD Position in Homotopy Theory

Summary of PhD Program:

In this position you will join the Mathematical Institute at Utrecht University in a 4-year PhD position. You will join the Vidi project Hopf algebras and homotopy theory under the supervision of Gijs Heuts and during your research you will focus on the interplay of higher algebra and unstable homotopy theory.

Application Deadline: 8 January 2024

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