Industrial PhD

Application deadline

September 25, 2018 - 12:00pm

An Industrial PhD is a three-year industrially focused research project and PhD education which is carried out in a collaboration between a company, an Industrial PhD candidate and a university.

  • An Industrial PhD student is employed in the private sector company and enrolled at the university.
  • The private sector company applies for funding for the project from Innovation Fund Denmark, and the student is employed by the company and receives a salary during the entire Industrial PhD project.
  • The student shares her/his working time between the company and the university, and spends all the work time on the Industrial PhD project.

What do you get out of an Industrial PhD project?

  • The project allows the Industrial PhD to carry out a research project where results are applied in an enterprise setting.
  • The company gets a candidate able to carry out a high quality research project and create results that can lead to commercial gain. At the same time, the company strengthens its relations to existing and new collaboration partners at the university.
  • The public sector research institution strengthens its relations to the business sector, and a foundation for new research is created.

Latest news

  • 20.12.2017: DKK 2.2 mill. in 2018 for Industrial PhD projects in the dementia field
    Read more here
  • 20.12.2017: DKK 15 mill. in 2018 for Industrial Researcher projects within bioresources
    Read more here
  • 28.09.2017: New course for Industrial PhD students
    Innovation Fund Denmark is holding a new course for all Industrial PhD students approved after 25 September 2017. The course is run by CBS.
    Read more here
  • 24.09.2017: Application deadline 25 September at 12 noon moved to 28 September at 12 noon
    Read more here
  • 13.03.2017: Supplemental guidelines for Industrial Researcher in the public sector publicised
    Find them here

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Application deadlines


  • Tuesday 25 September at 12 noon (reg. Industrial PhD) -  final response end of November
  • Tuesday 9 October at 12 noon (public sector Industrial PhD projects)

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