Fellowship programme


PhD and postdoc

The main objective of the DDSA Fellowship Programme is to attract and educate excellent PhD students and postdocs within data science, achieve scientific excellence and impact, while simultaneously extending the application of data science in relevant scientific domains.

All DDSA scholarships are fixed individual awards to the most promising candidates. Funding young researchers is instrumental to obtaining one of the overarching goals of the DDSA: to increase volume and quality of data science research. Furthermore, fellowship holders will be key participants in the efforts to build a data science community across disciplines.

By focusing on fully funded fellowships we aim to support visionary data science students that want to pursue their ambitious research ideas at a Danish university.

The programme is dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of gender, nationality, background, and geography. Applications will be invited yearly via an open competition call.

The table below shows the number of full fellowships by year.

Fellowships 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
PhD 10 10 10 10 10
Postdoc 6 6 6
Travel 30 30 30 30 30
Visit 30 30 30 30 30


The 2022 call for PhD applications requires that applicants have a full Master’s degree. However, from 2023 an onwards, the DDSA will also welcome applications from Bachelor and Master’s students who wish to integrate their pre-graduate and PhD education (the so-called 3+5 or 4+4 programmes).