International Doctoral School in Functional Materials offers scholarships for PhD projects in Functional Materials Science which are carried out in co-supervision between universities from two different countries. In most projects an industry partner is also involved. The PhD candidates must spend at least 6 months in each university. The projects start around October and take 3-4 years.
The European Union finances each year a number of ERASMSUS MUNDUS scholarships in the school, and there are two categories of scholarships with different deadlines and conditions:
Category A: (6 scholarships in 2010) Candidates from countries outside of the “EU+”, who have, for the last 12 months, not carried out their main activity (studies, work etc) inside the “EU+”. EXCEPTION: Third country candidates who have received an ERASMSUS MUNDUS masters scholarship.
Category B: (4 scholarships in 2010) Everybody else (most “EU+” based students)
(“EU+” means EU countries plus Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Turkey, Western Balkan Countries)
Deadline for applications in both categories: 20 February 2010.
In addition our school offers PhD scholarships funded by other sources (industry, universities, governments, etc). For these scholarships there are no general limitations on nationality or residence. These projects also have individual deadlines.
The general condition for all categories is that the applicant has, or will have at the start of his/her PhD, a Master or equivalent university degree in Materials Science or a related field. You will also need sufficient knowledge of English language.
The application and selection procedure is handled online via the website (www.idsfunmat.u-bordeaux1.fr).
You application consists of an online application form, and several documents which you must submit as pdf files by uploading to the website: CV, Motivation letter, Master Diploma or proof of enrolment, two reference letters, and eventually proof of English skills.
For further information, please visit www.idsfunmat.u-bordeaux1.fr