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Interdisciplinary PhD Programme

2023 call for proposals now open!

The UvA Data Science Centre (DSC) seeks to accelerate data driven research within the University of Amsterdam. Part of that mission is to foster interdisciplinary research where new data science methods are developed to address the most challenging research problems.

2023 call for proposals now open! 

Unlike the previous call, this call is funding 1 large project (consisting of up to seven subprojects).

The aim of this call is to identify a single lighthouse project, bringing together our university's talent to address a key research challenge under one of the four themes of the university that requires the advancement of data science methods. 

These themes are: 

  • Responsible digital transformations
  • Fair and resilient societies
  • Sustainable prosperity
  • Healthy future

The DSC will support up to 7 PhD full-funded positions under this call. 

How to apply

Please click on the button below to download the call and submission instructions. The submission deadline is Monday 27 March 2023, 17:00 CET. If you have any questions about the 2023 Interdisciplinary PhD Programme call, please email

Online information session recording - 27 January 2023:

Click to download information session slides - 27 January 2023
Information webinar recording - 27 January 2023

Matchmaking support 

We have set up a Teams channel to facilitate connections across disciplines and faculties. If you would like to connect with other potential collaborators from different disciplines or faculties, please email