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Application Procedure 2010

The second Call of Applications was opened on 8.10.2010 and will close on 31.10.2010.

Applications must be submitted electronically and include the following parts:

  • a filled-in application form 
  • a PhD studies portfolio (in one pdf file submitted with the EasyChair system, see description in FAQ) including
    • a letter of introduction
    • a curriculum vitae
    • relevant diplomas
    • transcripts of studies
    • an English language certificate
    • a research and study plan for the whole period of PhD studies including a financing plan
    • a publication list with contribution explanations
    • copies of at most three publications
    • at most two recommendation forms submitted by senior-level researchers.

Based on the applications, the Board of FIGS can invite promising applicants to give a presentation and a short interview. Applications will not be returned.

Steps for submitting an application

  1. Fill in the application form and submit it.
  2. Submit your PhD studies portofolio by using EasyChair. The portfolio should be in pdf format (one file only). Note that you must create an EasyChair account to be able to submit your portfolio. Please follow the instructions on the web page. When you submit your portfolio in EasyChair, please make sure that you tick the box for being the corresponding author, enter the title and a short abstract (4 lines) about your intended PhD research, and add at least two key words referring to your research. This information will make evaluating the applications easier.
  3. Ask at most two senior researchers to submit recommendation forms. If you have graduated from Aalto University, University of Helsinki, or Tampere University of Technology and have established contact with the intended supervisor of your PhD studies, ask the supervisor (and possible instructor) to submit a recommendation. Otherwise, contact senior researchers from your home institution to submit recommendations.
  4. Be prepared to present your case in an interview, in the case the Board of FIGS chooses to invite you to one. In an interview, you are expected to give a 10-minute presentation of your doctoral research plan and answer questions. The interviews will be held during 29.11.2010-10.12.2010 (details to be confirmed).