GSNS calls for applications four times a year. You can apply for a PhD position via:
Here you can apply for a PhD position with your own project description. An application for the general call must include a project description (½-4 pages), where you describe your ideas and research plans for your project. You can indicate a URL to further information, if you like.
Before starting the application process, it is strongly recommended that you contact a prospective supervisor in order to discuss a potential project. This may contribute to writing a better and more targeted application. Furthermore, it is a good idea to inquire about possible financing, since the likelihood of securing admission through the general call depends on the available resources of the supervisor and the PhD programme for which you apply.
You can find AU researchers/potential supervisors by searching on subject headings here. Furthermore, you can find more info on the various PhD programmes at GSNS on each of the programme websites.
It is not a requirement that the applicant has been in contact with a prospective supervisor before the application process begins.
Before you apply, please read the application guide thoroughly. All applications must be submitted via the application portal.
Here you apply for one of the positions on the list of specific calls below. Please note that the list is regularly updated. The list will be complete approximately two weeks before application deadline. If you can’t find a project within your field of research on the list, please have a look later or apply via the general call.
Before you apply, please read the application guide thoroughly. Please follow the application instructions in the specific call announcement.
You can use the filter function to narrow down your search field or search for something specific.
|Project title||Programme||Keywords||Candidate background||Application deadline|
|Limits of geometries over the p-adic numbers||Mathematics||Geometric group theory, Lie groups over the p-adic numbers, Bruhat—Tits buildings||Master’s degree in Mathematics or the first year of Master’s degree in Mathematics.||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Matrix-analytical methods in population genetics||Mathematics||Markov models, mathematical population genetics, genomic data, evolutionary models, stochastic processes||Master’s degree or at least one year of a Master’s degree in data science, statistics, mathematics, computer science or bioinformatics.||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Geometry of Collapse||Mathematics||Complex Geometry, metrics, collapsing||Relevant Master’s degree or at least one year of a Master’s degree in Mathematics.||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Developing statistical learning methods for decoding mutational processes in large-scale genomic data sets||Mathematics||Markov models, mathematical population genetics, genomic data, evolutionary models, stochastic processes, matrix factorization||Master’s degree or at least one year of a Master’s degree in data science, statistics, mathematics, computer science or bioinformatics.||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Collaborative Human-Computer Interaction in Extended Reality (XR)||Computer Science||Human computer interaction, virtual reality, extended reality, computer supported collaborative work||Relevant Master’s Degree in Computer Science, HCI or related field.||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|SustainScapes PhD scholarship: Landscape perceptions and visualizations towards sustainability||Biology||Landscape perceptions; sustainability; Nature-based Solutions; visualization; design||Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology, geography, landscape architecture, or related fields.||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Development and Application of Optical Nanosensors to Study Chemical Microenvironments||Biology||Sensors, Nanoparticles, biological sensors, corals, Flow||Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Nanotechnology or alike.||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Understanding phosphatases in membrane-less organelles||Molecular Biology and Genetics||Phosphatases, biomolecular condensates, membrane-less organelles, enzyme kinetics||Master’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biology, biotechnology, nanoscience or similar.||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Biodiversity Dynamics in Novel Ecosystems||Biology||Novel ecosystems, Megafauna ecology, Remote sensing, African ecosystems||Master's degree in ecology, biology or equivalent.||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Laser-induced rotation of molecules inside or at the surface of a superfluid||Chemistry||The primary steps of solvation, femtosecond laser pulses, Coulomb explosion, superfluid helium nanodroplets, chemistry and physics||One year of a 2-year Master program in Chemistry, Physics or Nanoscience||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Laser-induced rotation of molecules inside or at the surface of a superfluid||Physics and Astronomy||The primary steps of solvation, femtosecond laser pulses, Coulomb explosion, superfluid helium nanodroplets, chemistry and physics||One year of a 2-year Master program in Chemistry, Physics or Nanoscience||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Understanding the Reactivity of Catalytic Materials with Machine Learning||Physics and Astronomy||Surface science, catalysis, astrochemistry, machine learning, density functional theory||Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Nanoscience or related or one year of a 2-year Master's program||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Development of pulsed DNP and EPR for biological applications||Nanoscience||Magnetic resonance (NMR, EPR, DNP), Pulse sequence engineering, Structural biology||Masters degree in chemistry, physics, nanoscience or engineering||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Nanoscience and nanotechnology in general||Nanoscience||Nanoscience, Nanotechnology||Master’s degree in Nanoscience/technology or a related field||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|The connection between global stellar properties and convection||Physics and Astronomy||Astrophysics, stars, exoplanets, stellar convection||Master’s degree or at least one year of a Master’s degree in astronomy||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Fabrication of Physical User Interfaces||Computer Science||Human-Computer-Interaction, Fabrication, Sensors, Textiles||Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, or a related area||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
|Population genomics of butterflies||Biology||Population genetics, whole genome sequencing, museomics, butterflied, bioinformatics, ecology and dispersal||Bachelor's or Master's degree||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|
Properties, fluctuations, and dynamics of phase-change materials
|Chemistry||phase-change materials, relaxations, dynamics, glasses, properties||Master’s degree, or in the process of gaining a Master degree, in chemistry, materials science, physics, or related fields||2023/05/01 23:59 CET|