We target international and national holders of a Masters degree (or equivalent) related to GI. The field of Geoinformatics is interdisciplinary, so previous studies can be in GI or any GI application area, such as geography, ecology, transportation, forestry, energy provision, computer science, geology, etc., which is relevant for the PhD research topic the applicant applies for.

Typically, the diploma/certificate confirming the completion of the Masters degree has to be submitted with the application documents. In exceptional cases, applicants can provide a transcript of records of the Masters program with courses attended so far. In that case he/she will provide the final diploma/certificate at the selection workshop on June 8-9, 2015. In case you don't have your diploma by then but you are going to get it very soon, contact the supervisor to talk about your case.

Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) (= doctoral researchers) may be of any nationality.

ESRs shall at the time of recruitment by the host organization, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

At the time of the relevant deadline for recruitment by the host organization (WWU or UJI or UNL), researchers shall not have resided or carried out their main activity (work , studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date (June 12, 2015). Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.


GEO-C is funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, International Training Networks (ITN), European Joint Doctorates (EJD). The funding period is January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2018, Grant Agreement number 642332 — GEO-C — H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014.