Saturday, January 14, 2012

Erasmus Mundus (EXTATIC) Scholarships


Erasmus Mundus 'EXTATIC' or Extreme-ultraviolet and X-ray Technology and Training for Interdisciplinary Cooperation (EXTATIC) will establish a joint European PhD programme in EUV and X-ray Science and Technology. It is the first EMJD to be led by an Irish university. The partners include University College Dublin, Kings College London, The University of Southampton, Czech Technical University-Prague, The University of Padua, The Military University of Warsaw and RWTH-Aachen University. The Associated university partners include Colorado State University (USA), Purdue University (USA), Tongji University (China). Current associated industry partners include Silson (UK), Prevac (Warsaw), XENOCS France), EPPRA (France), Rigaku Innovative Technologies (Prague) and Bruker (Germany).

EMJD programs are designed to "foster cooperation between higher education institutions and academic staff in Europe and Third Countries with a view to creating poles of excellence and providing highly trained human resources. EXTATIC will recruit 10 PhD students per year building up to 40 students over 4 years who will travel between the University and Industry sites during their PhD studies. It is a structured PhD programme with research lecture and laboratory elements as well as independent research.

The overarching objective of this EMJD is to provide high-level training in Extreme UV (EUV) and X-ray science to a new generation of high achieving graduate students to provide them with the transferable skills necessary for thriving careers in a burgeoning area that underpins innovative technological development across a range of diverse disciplines. This goal will be achieved by a unique combination of "hands-on" research training, industrial placements and courses and workshops on scientific and complementary so-called "soft" skills facilitated by the academic- industrial composition of our network.


IE - Dublin City University (Co-ordinating Institution)
IE - University College Dublin
UK - Kings College London
UK - The University of Southampton
CZ - Czech Technical University at Prague
IT - The University of Padua
PL - The Military University of Warsaw
DE - RWTH-Aachen University

Key elements of the training programme:
  1. The total duration of an EXTATIC Ph.D. is 36 months. Typically, 24 months or more are spent at the host university, approximately 6 months at a partner university. Between 3 and 6 months may be spent at an associated partner university, institute, SME and other commercial and/or industrial partner site.
  2. Co-supervision by a panel of experts in EUV and X-Ray science and technology.
  3. Classroom based video conferencing (including archived video/podcasts) is the normal mode of delivery for taught modules. These are coupled with hands-on research training in all areas from sources, optics, and detectors to applications in well-equipped laboratories and in stimulating international environments including synchrotrons and FELs.
  4. Online modules and workshops at Summer and Winter Schools on scientific and complementary transferable skills in EUV and X-ray science and technology.

Project Areas

Below is a list of research projects for 2012/2013 under the EXTATIC EMJD Programme

Eligible Candidates

To be eligible to apply candidates must hold a Masters degree or equivalent.

Required Dcouments

You are required to upload 7 documents as part of your application. They are as follows:
  1. A copy of your Bachelor Degree
  2. A copy of a transcript of your Bachelor Degree
  3. A copy of your Masters Degree
  4. A copy of a transcript of your Masters Degree
  5. A copy of your Masters Thesis
  6. A copy of your CV
  7. A document that displays your qualification in English

All applications need to be completed by January 16 2012.

How to apply

You can apply for Erasmus Mundus (EXTATIC) Scholarships HERE

All queries should be addressed to

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