PhD Scholarships in Soft Robotics at University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is pleased to announce that two PhD positions are open for all qualified candidates to pursue their doctoral degree in Soft Robotics. This program will commence in October 1st 2018 so there is still time for you to apply. The PhD Scholarship in Soft Robotics at University of Groningen is open for all international students so send your applications right now!




The University of Groningen is one of the Netherlands higher institutions which is packed with top-quality programs. They offer various interesting and highly regarded degree programs which rank well internationally. Students at the university are provided with high-quality supervision and a wide variety of programs to choose from. Furthermore, talented and exceptionally motivated students could join the university’s Honors College for an extra challenge. This year, international students are encouraged to apply for the PhD Scholarship in Soft Robotics at University of Groningen. The two qualified students will be part of MAGNIFY (the European Horizon2020 project). The objective of this project is to plan and create a new generation of artificial muscles for robotic systems, with characteristics such as high flexibility, high force-to-weight ratio, intrinsic rigidity tuning, and fast reacting properties.

The scholarships are limited to a 4 year period only. A PhD training program is included as part of the agreement and all qualified students will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering. The award will be based on a full-time position (1.0 FTE) include a salary of € 2,222 monthly gross in the beginning year up to € 2,840 monthly gross when students are in their year 4 and final year (as stipulated by the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities CAO NU). It does not include a holiday allowance of 8% yearly gross income as well as 8.3% end-of-the-year stipend.

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Entrance Requirements:

Aside from the fact that you must be an international student paying international tuition fee, in order to be considered for this scholarship, students must have:

  • Completed their graduate program in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, applied physics or any relevant disciplines
  • Practical experience and excellent skills in one or more of research areas below:
    • Systems and control
    • (soft) robotics
    • MEMs
    • Nanofabrication
    • Material science
    • Electrospinning
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Proficiency in English (both spoken and written)

Application Procedure

Applicants are welcomed to apply until July 15th at 23:59h or before July 16th 2018 Dutch local time.

Students must include the following supporting documents within their application:

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degree transcripts
  • A CV which includes contact information of a minimum of two academic referees
  • Motivation letter

Students can commence their application by clicking on this link.

Note that unsolicited marketing will not be appreciated.

Should you have any enquiries regarding the PhD Scholarship in Soft Robotics at University of Groningen, you can contact Prof. Dr. Raffaella Carloni at [email protected]

Please remember that the aforementioned email address is not meant for applications.

Alternatively, you can also refer to their official scholarship website here and find more information.

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