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Open calls

GSNS calls for applications four times a year. You can apply for a PhD position via:

The general call

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.

Specific calls

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.

Specific calls

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
Cell structure and diversity of environmental Asgard archaea Biology
Environmental microbiology, Asgard archaea,
microscopy,cell biology, cellular ultrastructure
Master's degree in biology, molecular biology, or similar subjects 2023/11/01 23:59 CET
Re-advertisement: A new role for molecular chaperones in metabolostasis Nanoscience Metabolites, amyloid, chaperones, self-assembly, cell biology Master's or Bachelor's degree with relevant qualifications within molecular biology, nanoscience, biophysics or equivalent 2023/11/01 23:59 CET
Landscape evolution in Greenland since glacial inception Geoscience Landscape evolution, global sea level, Greenland ice sheet, glacial erosion Master’s degree or at least one year of a Master’s degree in geology, geophysics, physics, or similar 2023/11/01 23:59 CET
Topographic controls on the long-term behaviour of the Greenland Ice Sheet Geoscience Greenland Ice Sheet, paleo-ice-sheet modelling, landscape evolution Master’s degree or at least one year of a Master’s degree in geology, geophysics, physics, or similar 2023/11/01 23:59 CET
Analytic number theory and automorphic forms Mathematics Analytic number theory, automorphic forms, representation theory Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mathematics  2023/11/01 23:59 CET
Winding functionals in random matrix theory, flag manifolds and their infinite dimensional limits Mathematics Random matrices, Stochastic calculus, Free probability Bachelor's or least one year of a Master's degree in Mathematics  2023/11/01 23:59 CET
Safe-by-Design RNA Origami: Outwitting Antiviral Defence Mechanisms Molecular Biology and Genetics RNA nanotechnology, Zebrafish embryos, Innate immunity, Live imaging Master’s degree (or expected to receive it in good time), for example, in Nanoscience, Molecular Biology, or Chemistry 2023/11/01 23:59 CET
How bio-physical processes shape early-life-history habitat in the Kattegat-Skagerrak region Biology Biodiversity, oceanography, life history, connectivity, modelling Master’s degree in Ecology, Biology, Oceanography or related field 2023/11/01 23:59 CET
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