We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The importance of science-based evidence for policy making is increasingly recognised by decision makers and finds resonance in academia. In order to enhance the science-policy link, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is offering a new Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme to higher education institutions to benefit from a strategic, win-win collaboration with the JRC.
The scheme will allow universities to gain a better understanding of research needs throughout the policy cycle while at the same time providing the JRC with innovative research input and exchange of information with leading academic institutions in the field.
The objective of the CDP is to establish strategic collaborations in these fields with higher education institutions characterised by research excellence and international reputation in the field in order to:
The Call for Expression of Interest to participate in the CDP pilot on the following six thematic fields is now open:
Higher education institutions from EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020 can apply. For more information read the full call text, the evaluation criteria and background information on the research of the JRC in the respective fields.