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European Joint Doctorate in Functional Materials Research

Objective

EJD-FunMat is a European Joint Doctoral programme in the field of functional materials research.
EJD-FunMat is embedded in an existing research network, with previous experience in co-tutelle doctorates , but the project will add new major elements, with the strategic aim of becoming a permanent reference European Joint Doctoral School in Materials Science and beyond.
The key innovative aspects of the programme are:
- Research in PhD clusters: The 15 PhD projects are grouped into 6 thematic clusters: Photocatalysis, Transparent Conductors, Lead-Free Piezoelectrics, Photonics, Cellulose-based Polymers, Bone Tissue Engineering. Each cluster has 3-4 academic, and several industry partners, thus forming a small-scale collaborative project. This concept will (i) will be a practical training in interdisciplinary teamwork for the PhD candidates and (ii) provide a critical mass of researchers with the potential to achieve breakthrough research and innovation, compared to individual PhD projects. Additional, locally funded PhD projects will be added to the clusters.
- Industry partner for each PhD: All PhD candidates will spend time in industry research laboratories, and will interact with industry throughout their project.
- Joint supervision rules centered on a series of common Deliverables for all PhD candidates, to be achieved during the PhD project
- Training in eco-design and life-cycle analysis of materials: topics such as critical raw materials and materials recycling have become crucial issues
- Training in project and risk management
- Training in industrial intelligence, entrepreneurship and innovation skills
- Development of a sustainable framework for a joint PhD School. This strategic goal is based on 4 components:
- scientific excellence
- development of a legal framework for exploiting the research results
- joint rules for co-tutelle PhDs, and joint PhD diplomas
- attracting additional funding for PhD scholarships, during and after the project

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
France

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 788 626,80

Participants (8)

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette

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Activity type
Research Organisations