Doctoral Candidate Funding

Umeå University Industrial Doctoral School (IDS) call for applications for funding of 10-15 doctoral research projects.

Doctoral research projects will be funded jointly by the university and an external partner; each part will contribute 50 % of the doctoral candidate’s salary. The closing date for applications is the 4th of October 2017.

10- 15 Doctoral Candidate Projects

The doctoral research projects must be based on a collaboration between researchers at Umeå University and employees at an external organisation, such as a company, third-sector or public-sector organisation. The projects are financed jointly by the university and the external partner, who contributes 50 % of the doctoral candidate’s salary.

In partnership with a company, third-sector or public-sector organisation, doctoral candidates in IDS work for four years to answer a research question that is both of mutual interest to the partners and important for the future. IDS projects have a high level of scientific quality and the ambition is that they should provide public benefit, which lays a foundation for both competitiveness and development.

Researchers at Umeå University who have the right to act as the principal supervisor for a doctoral candidate are eligible to apply for doctoral candidate funding.

If the external partner is a non-profit organisation, IDS this year offers an opportunity to apply for extended funding from the university. In cases of granted applications, the external partner then only need to fund 25 % of the doctoral candidate’s salary (i.e. 75 % funds by the university and 25 % from the external part). To apply, a specific motivation is needed that include a clear description of why the external part is unable to fund 50 % of the salary of the doctoral candidate.

Instruction for application IDS 2017Application form for Doctroal Candidate IDS 2017

Closing date is 4th of October 2017.


Director of Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation

Anna Linusson Jonsson, Professor, Department of Chemistry
Phone: 090-786 68 90


Benkt Wiklund, External Relations Office
Phone: 090-786 97 36


Industrial Doctoral School
Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå 

Visiting Address

Fysiologihuset, Fysiologisk botanik, UPSC