Open Call for PhD Scholarships


Evaluation criteria and process

All eligible applications are submitted by the DDSA Secretariat to the DDSA’s Fellowship Evaluation Committee.  The FEC evaluates the applications according to the criteria listed below. Hereafter the best applicants will be invited to an interview.


Evaluation criteria:

  • Qualifications and potential of the PhD candidate (E.g. academic performance, interview performance, data science and programming experience, motivation and creativity, research experience, achievements and references etc.)
  • Quality of the research proposal (Incl., originality, coherence, motivation, feasibility,  and potential impact)
  • How the proposed project fits to the research scope of the DDSA and its funders.

Applications not fulfilling the eligibility criteria will not be considered.