H.C. Ørsted fellowship programme, co-funded by Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (COFUNDfellowsDTU)

The 2017 call is open - Application deadline 23 February 2017 (midnight CET)

Information regarding the importance of date for PhD defense for applicants to the H.C. Ørsted COFUND Programme

The secretariat wishes to emphasise that candidates applying for the Programme must defend their PhD thesis no later than 1 July 2017 to be eligible.


The Candidate will defend the PhD thesis 15 June 2017.

The candidate should:

  • Include in the application (with application deadline 23 February 2017); a statement from the current University or PhD supervisor, stating the expected date of the PhD defense (if this date is later than 1 July 2017, the candidate will not be found eligible and the application will be rejected).

  • Contact the H.C. Ørsted COFUND secretariat before application deadline, to make arrangements to forward the diploma, or alternatively an official statement from the issuing university that the PhD defense has taken place and that the thesis is accepted.

  • Forward the diploma, or official statement, as early as possible but no later than 1 August 2017; it is a prerequisite for employment that the secretariat has received the diploma or statement.

You will find a list of the eligibility criteria in the call text (for download) and on the website: www.dtu.dk/COFUNDpostdoc

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Email: oerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk

Phone: 4525 1156

With this call Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites highly talented experienced researchers who have achieved outstanding results in their research while demonstrating excellence and potential in their field to apply for one of the fellowships under the H.C. Ørsted Postdoc programme, co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

The programme is named after Hans Christian Ørsted, discoverer of electro-magnetism and founder of the University and achieves the goals of Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND by increasing the European-wide mobility possibilities for training and career development of experienced researchers. The Programme will contribute to the researcher’s career development, broadening and deepening individual competencies through exposure to an international and multidisciplinary environment. The Programme is based on incoming mobility and will enable experienced researchers from all over the world to carry out curiosity-driven, bottom-up research projects within all branches of engineering science at DTU.

To enable the unique identification of each application, applicants must assign their application with an acronym.

DTU fully acknowledges the importance of equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, religion or ethnicity.

To further promote equal opportunities, DTU will implement gender blinded reviews. Applicants should refrain from using their names and gender specific pronouns in the research plan (he/she, his/hers etc.). Names and nationality listed in the templates for the research plan and CV will be hidden by the secretariat prior to the external peer review.

  This project has received Funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme and Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions grant no. 609405 (FP7) and 713683 (H2020)