For the second phase of NESSC there will be a total of 31 PhD positions, of which at least 13 will be partly funded through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND program. All PhD positions will be fully funded according to Dutch CAO for four years. The PhD positions will be hosted at one of the NESSC research institutes: Utrecht University, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, VU University Amsterdam or Wageningen University. NESSC brings scientists together with a background in physics, earth sciences, ecology and mathematics. To better understand the processes behind climate change and to improve future climate projections and predictions.

Through our first call we have successfully hired 18 PhD candidates. For our second call, we received many applications to fill our final 13 positions.  The application deadline was 31/10/2019. Currently we are appointing the final candidates for these positions.

NESSC offers young academics the opportunity to work on important scientific topics in not previously existing partnerships, and thus creates the conditions for innovative, groundbreaking and multidisciplinary research, including both experimental and theoretical approaches.

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NESSC is a so-called Gravitation Program, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW). The programme has received further funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie, grant agreement No 847504.