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Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

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Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark. Open Call for ambitious and talented young data scientists to apply for the DDSA PhD Fellowship 2023! DDSA will for the second time award 10 three-year PhD Fellowships of DKK 1.8 million each. We award the most promising candidates according to their scientific qualifications, motivation and engagement, as well as the quality, originality, relevance and potential impact of the proposed project within any field of data science. An agreement with a principal supervisor at a Danish university is a requirement. Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

Danish Data Science Academy (DDSA) invites applications for ten three-year PhD fellowships of DKK 1,800,000 (+ 5% administrative costs) to visionary and ambitious young data scientists who want to pursue their own research ideas in collaboration with a Danish research environment.  Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

Applications can be within any field of data science aligning with the DDSA research scope.

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DDSA welcomes applications from candidates eligible for a Danish PhD programme (the 3+5, 4+4 and 5+3 models). It is a requirement that the applicant has a well-defined project proposal as well as an agreement with a principal supervisor at a Danish university.

We also welcome applications from candidates who applied for a PhD fellowship during the first round of applications (2022), but who did not receive a grant.    Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

Deadline for applications is Sunday March 19, 2023, 23:59 (UTC + 01:00).

Applications must be submitted via the DDSA Funding Portal.

Please note that DDSA does not fund industrial PhDs, offer co-funding or fund students already enrolled at a PhD School.

Please make sure to read the full application guidelines before you start your application process.

Applications not fulfilling the requirements will be rejected without further consideration. In this case, you will receive an administrative rejection.

Objective of Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

The DDSA PhD Fellowship is a fixed individual research grant aiming to attract and support visionary data science students that want to develop their own PhD project in collaboration with a strong hosting environment at a Danish research institution. By focusing on academic freedom and the student-driven research idea, we aim to engage and empower the new generation of talented data science researchers. Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

DDSA encourages cross-disciplinary and collaborative projects with more than one supervisor from different disciplines. The interdisciplinary aspect is not limited to spanning theory and application but can also span different applications or different theoretical approaches.  Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

If granted a DDSA Fellowship, you will join a vibrant community of committed and excellent skilled young data scientists #GrowingDanishDataScience across scientific domains and disciplines.

Who can Apply?

We welcome applications that combine excellent data science qualifications, creativity, passion for research, and the desire to engage with the data science community.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, nationality, or religion are encouraged to apply.  Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

Eligibility criteria

Applicants with a master’s degree:

You can apply for a DDSA Fellowship based on a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points), in addition to a bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS points), or equivalent.

If you have not yet finalised your master’s degree by the time of application, you must provide a statement from your master’s thesis supervisor.

Applicants without a master’s degree: 

You can also apply based on your bachelor’s degree, and thereby integrate your master’s degree and PhD education (the so-called 4+4 and 3+5 PhD models).

If you have not yet finalised your bachelor’s degree by the time of application, you must provide a statement from your bachelor’s thesis supervisor.  Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

All applicants must have high-level proficiency in oral and written English.

The research project

Your project must be within a field of data science, and may concern basic theoretical research, development of new data science methods and technologies, and/or innovative applications of data science to generate new important insights.  Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

Projects mainly concerned with methods development must argue convincingly for the potential application and impact.

Projects that have their primary focus on applications of state-of-the-art data science methods must argue convincingly for the novelty and impact of their data science approach and for the importance of the new knowledge generated.

Your project must be aligned with the research scope to one, or both, of the DDSA funders, Novo Nordisk Foundation and VILLUM FONDEN.

The supervisor 

In order to apply you must have a letter of support from a principal supervisor who holds a position as an associate professor or professor (or equivalent) at a Danish university and conducts research within the field of your PhD project.

How to Apply

You apply by submitting your application to the DDSA Funding Portal. Please make sure to carefully read the application guidelines below before you start your application process.

Deadline for submitting your final application is on March 19, 2023, at 23:59 (UTC + 01:00).

Application Guidelines

Applications not fulfilling the requirements will be rejected without further consideration. In this case, you will receive an administrative rejection.

Applications must be submitted via the DDSA Funding Portal.

Your application must be written in English and must include the following:

1. Abstract

Max. half a page 

  • Abstract in English briefly describing the purpose, methods and significance of the project.

2. Project description

Max. two pages excluding figures/tables and list of literature cited.

The project description should include:

  • Background and state of the art
  • Research questions and methods
  • Outcome and potential impact
  • Literature cited

Data availability statement (optional):

It is a prerequisite that the proposed research is conducted in agreement with The Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. Furthermore, if the specific project contains elements of potential ethical concern, please enclose a statement describing these as well as a presentation of measures to ensure responsible research conduct. If the research requires approval from ethical committees, this should be stipulated along the expected approval processing time.  Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

3. Motivation letter

Max. one page

The motivation letter should address the following:

  • What is your motivation for doing a PhD?
  • What is your motivation for addressing the research questions?
  • Why are you the right candidate to carry out this project?
  • How will your research and results impact science and society more broadly?

4. Your CV 

Max. two pages 

Your CV must include:

  • Your educational background
  • Additional qualifications and experiences you may have, for instance: studies abroad, pregraduate research, data science and programming experience, honours, experience with working in a research environment, participation in research conferences/ meetings/ presentations, teaching experiences, and publications (incl. the status of the paper: published/accepted/under review/preprint, etc.)  Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

A maximum of two recommendation letters/other documentation can be added to your CV.

5. Copies of certificates and grades 

Applicants with a master’s degree (the 5+3 PhD model): 

Please provide copies of certificates including full transcripts of grades of both your bachelor’s degree (180 ETCS) and your master’s degree (120 ETCS), or equivalent degrees.

If you have not yet finished your master’s degree, please enclose a statement from your master’s thesis supervisor including the expected date for handing in the thesis, as well as expectation of a successful outcome. Danish Data Science Academy PhD Fellowship 2023-24, Denmark

Applicants without a master’s degree (the 4+4 and 3+5 PhD models): 

Please provide a copy of your bachelor degree certificate and full transcripts of grades of your bachelor degree as well as any master’s degree courses you may have completed.

If you have not yet finished your bachelor’s degree, please include transcripts of grades of all bachelor’s degree courses completed. Furthermore, you must enclose a statement from your bachelor’s thesis supervisor including the expected date for handing in the thesis, planned exam date, as well as expectation of a successful outcome.

6. CV and statement of support from principal supervisor

You must have a supervisor agreement with a principal supervisor who conducts research within the subject of your PhD project, and who is employed as an Associate Professor or Professor (or equivalent) at the university where you wish to be enrolled.

Please provide:

  • A short CV of the principal supervisor (max. two pages)
  • A signed letter of support from the principal supervisor that describes why he/she supports the candidate and the project, including what prior knowledge he/she has of the candidate

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