IKY supports PhD students and offers scholarships in order for them to elaborate a doctoral thesis in Greece and / or abroad.

From 2016 to date, IKY implements circles of scholarship programmes in three (3) scientific sectors (Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Social and Humanitarian Sciences) in order for PhD students to elaborate a doctoral thesis in Greece. These Programmes aim at the support of new scientists and at the production of high research results. The project is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund- ESF) through the Operational Programme «Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning 2014- 2020».

In addition, scholarships are granted for the European University Institute of Florence (Istituto Universitario Europeo – Firenze) to Greek graduates of Greek and equivalent foreign universities to conduct a doctoral research with a European perspective in their basic or comparative research. The fields selected should be within humanitarian and social disciplines such as History and Culture, Economy, Legal, Social and Political Sciences.

Moreover, IKY provides fellowships through the endowments that it manages. Scholarships are granted in accordance with the deed of incorporation of each bequest and the applicable bequest legislation.

In the past, IKY financed scholarship holders within the context of its collaboration with CERN. It was a scholarship programme offered by IKY for the employment at CERN of scientists having graduated from Greek universities in the field of Theoretical and Experimental Particle Physics.

Also, in 2013 IKY offered 100 fellowships for doctoral studies in Greece through the “IKY Fellowships of Excellence for Postgraduate Studies in Greece – Siemens Programme” in the framework of the Hellenic Republic – Siemens Settlement Agreement in 4 leading-edge thematic areas: Industry, Health, Energy and Infrastructure – Urban Development – Environment.

For the academic period 2014–2015, IKY supported PhD candidates of the Humanities in the framework of the cooperation with the National Bank of Greece Programme. Ten scholarships were given in specialized sectors of humanitarian and social disciplines for the elaboration of a doctoral thesis in Greece.

Finally, within the context of implementing the “Integrated Management of Sea and Inland Waters” Programme to be financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (FM EEA 2009–2014) and the Public Investments Programme, IKY announced the launch of a Scholarships Programme for the academic period 2014–2015, for the elaboration of a post-doctoral research or a part of a doctoral thesis, in cognitive fields falling within the field of sea and inland water resources management, in institutions and/or accredited organizations in Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein.



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