Possible funding resources for doctoral studies

  • Aalto University's research groups have projects which can provide employment positions for doctoral students.

  • Aalto CHEM school has an annual open call for a limited number of funded doctoral student positions in September.
    Typically these funded positions provide the salary for 1-2 years for a doctoral student, with possible additional 2 years. As a rule, the max. funded time cannot exceed 48 months.
    The advisory group will monitor the progress of a doctoral candidate and the whole research work. The major evaluation for the further funding decision will take place after 16-18 months.

    These funded positions can be applied within the same application system as the study right for the doctoral studies.
    We encourage both the new doctoral student applicants and also the present doctoral candidates to apply for this personal funding. Please note that funding is for full-time doctoral studies, and you will have a work contract with the department. The funding cannot be transferred to another person either.

    The selection is competitive. Part of the applications will be directed to the FinnCERES Materials Bioeconomy flagship projects (https://finnceres.fi/). The Dean will make the final decision, based on the evaluation and endorsement of the Doctoral Programme Committee.

    An on-line application system will open September 2, 2019. Dead line for the applications is September 23, 2019 at 15:00 (Finnish time).

  • Other suggestions for how to find funding for your doctoral studies

    - International or national doctoral programmes funded by EU or Finnish government

    - Grants given by other governments for their citizens, such as CSC in China.

    - Grants given by your home university to pursue for doctoral degree at abroad.

International and national foundations provide funding for doctoral studies

Aalto CHEM school's funding (2 - 6 months) for completing a doctoral thesis manucript for the pre-examination

  • Only available for doctoral students of Aalto CHEM
  • Application call open for two times per year.
  • Dean's decision for the finalizing funding for the spring season 2020. The funding granted from this call will start within the time period 1 January - 1 July 2020.
  • The call opens on 16 Oct., and closes on 5 November 2019 at 15:00 in Finnish time; application form here.
  • Please note that funding for autumn term 2020 is not available yet.
  • The funding decision will be public by 3 December, 2019.

Ideas for the promoting of your own research work and academic researcher career

  • Aalto Current Research Information System (ACRIS) is Aalto University’s research information system - a free platform for publishing research activities. The system contains the university’s up-to-date research and artistic activity. Note that your consent is needed for the full use of ACRIS features.
  • Research Gate profile
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Research group's internet page
  • Social media, such as video clips of your research