Collaborative Doctoral Projects

In collaborative doctoral projects, expertise from several institutes of Forschungszentrum Jülich is pooled to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange and innovative projects.

Collaborative Doctoral Projects Program

With Collaborative Doctoral Projects, we aim to foster the formation of new connections and development of enduring synergies between institutes here at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The projects interconnect supervisors from at least two different institutes with a joined doctoral researcher thereby opening new ways to bridge scientific topics and create links between domains and methods. For doctoral researchers this offers a unique chance to explore new reserach approaches at the interface of different disciplines and to address highly relevant scientific questions, while profiting from the expertise of a team of supervisors.

Collaborative Doctoral Projects selected for funding in 2023

In the first half of the year, scientists from two institutes of Forschungszentrum Jülich proposed innovative, collaborative doctoral projects. In an internal, science-led process, nine outstanding project ideas were selected and advertised for application. The candidates for the following five projects successfully defended the planned research at a scientific symposium and received a funding commitment for a project duration of four years from the Board of Directors.

CMOS Energy harvesting for big data application

PGI-9: Semiconductor Nanoelectronics

IEK-2: Microstructure and Properties

Novel glutamate sensors for neuroscience and biotechnology

IBI-1: Molecular and Cellular Physiology

IBG-1: Biotechnology

Correlative brain optical, X-ray and electron tomography

INM-1: Structural and Functional Organisation of the Brain

JCNS-1: Neutron Scattering and Soft Matter

Physics and network-based combinatorial optimization

PGI-14: Neuromorphic Compute Nodes

INM-6: Computational and Systems Neuroscience

Corrosion resistant coatings for PEM electrolysis

IEK-1: Materials Synthesis and Processing

ER-C-2: Materials Science and Technology

Information on upcoming calls for Collaborative Doctoral Projects

Once a new call for the program has startet, we will inform you on this page about application opportunities.


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