This year the call is open for all excellent Amsterdam UMC students who have recently completed or will soon complete their Master’s programme

In 2023, five Amsterdam UMC PhD Scholarships will be awarded to excellent students in Medicine, Medical Informatics, Biomedical Sciences or Social Sciences. The Amsterdam PhD scholarships are financed from core government funding. The amount of the scholarship (271kE) covers most of the costs of a four-year appointment as Research Trainee (Onderzoeker in Opleiding) at the Amsterdam UMC

Deadline for application:
14 April 2023


    • You hold a degree in Medicine (MD or MSc), a master in Medical Informatics, Biomedical Sciences or Social Sciences from the AMC/UvA or VUmc/VU, which you obtained after January 1, 2022 or will obtain before January 1, 2024


      • You hold an MD or MSc degree from another faculty or university, which you obtained after January 1, 2022 or will obtain before January 1, 2024, you have taken a student research placement (wetenschappelijke stage, scriptie or werkstuk) at the Faculty of Medicine UvA or Faculty of Medicine VU University, or affiliated research institutes NKI, Sanquin, NIN-KNAW, or GGD Amsterdam as part of your curriculum, for which you obtained a good mark

      And all of the following
        • You have explicit agreement from an Amsterdam UMC professor to act as your PhD supervisor (promotor)

        • Your research will be mainly done in the Amsterdam UMC, or in an Amsterdam UMC affiliated research institute (at least 75% of the time)
        • Your research will lead to a PhD dissertation to be defended at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam or VU University Amsterdam
        • You are able to start to work on your PhD project not later than March 1, 2024


        To apply for an Amsterdam UMC PhD scholarship, you must submit the following documents, in this set order:

          • A letter explaining your reasons for applying and how you fulfil the requirements (in English)

          • The Amsterdam UMC PhD Scholarship Application Form 2023 (below), including your research proposal and a financial paragraph (the supervisor department's AMR consultant (AMC) or business controller from your department (VUmc) can assist you)
          • Your curriculum vitae, including the course transcript of your Master’s degree or equivalent (cijferlijst) issued by the faculty student administration, and a list of your publications
          • Written confirmation from your intended PhD supervisor (promotor) that he or she is willing to act in that capacity

          The research proposal can be prepared jointly with your intended PhD supervisor, who must sign it for approval. The application form includes a description of your research project, the name of the Amsterdam UMC department at which you will perform your work, the name of the PhD supervisor, and a budget with the estimated total costs of your research, including the proportions to be met from the scholarship and from elsewhere, such as the department or external sources

          Note that the Amsterdam UMC PhD Scholarship is a personal grant. If the PhD candidate leaves the Amsterdam UMC or abandons the approved research before the end of the contract term, the scholarship lapses


          Deadline for application of digital proposal is 14 April 23.59 hrs. 2023. Proposals should be sent as a single*.pdf file (please note the set order of the documents listed under ''Application'') by e-mail to: Mrs. J.G.M. Stolwijk:


          Selection of the candidates will be performed in two phases. The first selection round will be performed by a selection team of experienced researchers based on your application file. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview for the second selection round done by the interviewing committee. This committee will finally select the candidates based on this interview


          First selection round:                           Last week of April 2023
          Second selection and interviews:      May and June 2023

          After the interviews the winners will be informed personally

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