Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Simulation Engineering and Entrepreneurship Development (SEED)
SEED is an initiative of 8 well recognised academic partners specialised in simulation techniques for solids and fluids (visit for further information). The SEED program focuses on the study and development of up-to-date techniques for the numerical analysis of problems in engineering and applied sciences. The programme also includes modules on entrepreneurship training and firsthand experience on spin-offs.
The consortium offers 8 fellowships for the full PhD period. European and non-European candidates are welcome to apply online through the SEED web page

PhD candidates must show a strong interest in numerical analysis in engineering and applied sciences. They are required to have a master degree in physics, mathematics or engineering sciences. Solid background on numerical analysis, physics and programming will be acknowledged. The Specific requirements are detailed in the SEED web page .

Duration and location
The whole period of the PhD will last between 3 or 4 years, depending on the topic and institutions visited. The PhD programme will be undertaken in a primary institution (1st and 3rd year, and also the 4th year for a 4 years PhD programme) and in a secondary institution (2nd year). These institutions may be two of the 8 partners of the program, located in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom.

The SEED programme will focus in one of the main areas of expertise of the 8 partners, which include leading edge topics in numerical modelling of solids and fluids: extended finite elements (X-FEM), isogeometric analysis, mortar methods, discontinuous galerkin (DG), fluid –structure interaction, large eddy simulations, etc. The specific topics and PhD thesis title will be assigned during the selection process, between the 15th of January and 28th of February of 2015.

Salary and conditions
The programme is financed by the European Commission, and part of the Erasmus Mundus programmes, managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
The fellowships cover a net monthly salary not lower than 1400 EUR/month, plus a mobility allowance of 3000 EUR (Category B candidates) or 7500 EUR (category A candidates) per year, during the whole PhD program. Health and insurance is also covered by the fellowship.

Categories A and B are defined as follows:

  • Category A: candidates coming from a non-European country and that have not studied neither been residents for more than 12 months in the last 5 years.
  • Category B: non category A candidates-

Deadline: 5th January 2015 (please check for updates at SEED website )
Online application: