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YAG Interdisciplinary PhD projects

As a reward for the time YAG members dedicate to the YAG initiatives and tasks, the  executive board of the UG sponsors a number of interdisciplinary PhD positions. Each  year 2-3 PhD positions are allocated on the basis of a competitive procedure in which the  most highly-ranked proposals by YAG members are selected. All YAG members can  submit project proposals, either together with another YAG member or a non-YAG  colleague. The supervisors have to work in different departments to ensure the interdisciplinary character of the PhD. The faculty of (one of) the YAG supervisors is the  host faculty for the PhD student. The second supervisor must be employed by either UG  or UMCG. All YAG members rank all submitted PhD project proposals except their own  based on scientific quality and interdisciplinarity.

The PhD  supervisors are in charge of recruiting a suitable applicant. In this way, the YAG gained  considerable experience with the positive and negative effects of this type of position. 

Last modified:08 June 2023 2.13 p.m.