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 UKRATOP: New call for scholarships

Within the Project “Topological order of electrons in solids: New materials, Phenomena & application Concepts (UKRATOP)” which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and which aims at establishing an Ukrainian-German Excellence Center for Topological Matter, we invite applications for several scholarships available for young Ukrainian researchers (MSc students, PhD students, and PostDocs) to support joint research of Kyiv Academic University (KAU) and IFW Dresden/TU Dresden.

The scholarships are offered to:

MSc students (up to 5 student assistants for 6 months each): ca. 800 Euro/month + student’s fee and health insurance,
PhD students (up to 5 scholarships for 2 years each): 1,250 Euro/month + student’s fee and health insurance,
PostDocs (up to 4 scholarships for 18 months each): 2,500 Euro/month,

in one of three specializations: materials, experiment, or theory.

The idea of these scholarships is to stimulate the joint research between Ukrainian and German scientists represented in this project by KAU and IFW Dresden, respectively. The MSc and PhD students are expected to defend their degrees in Ukraine that requires the established collaboration between Ukrainian and German scientific supervisors of each student.    

The research topics are related with topological ordering of electrons in solids, and cover new materials, phenomena and applications. The scientific goal of this project is to grow high-quality new materials both in the form of crystals and as well-characterized heterostructures and to determine their topological electronic and magnetic properties. The successful candidates, depending on specialization (materials, experiment, or theory), will join the research groups at IFW Dresden.

More details about the Project can be found here: https://ukratop.ifw-dresden.de

To apply, send a copy of your CV and cover letter indicating your interest in the project and why you wish to undertake it to Prof. Alexander Kordyuk (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +380 95 0104594). The CV should include information about prior education, previous research which you have performed, the list of your publications (if any), and the names and contact addresses of two referees. The applications should be submitted in English before May 15, 2019. The scholarships should be available from 1 October, 2019. There is no deadline for the submission of PostDoc applications and scholarships are available at any time.

All applications should be submitted in English.

Please note: You will be informed by May 18, 2019 if you are invited to join the UKRATOP selection workshop on May 28, 2019 at KAU. A ten-minute talk in English is expected from each invited candidate.

The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden - in short IFW Dresden – is a non-university research institute and a member of the Leibniz Association. It is concerned with modern materials science and combines explorative research in physics, chemistry and materials science with technological development of new materials and products. The IFW employs about 600 people and besides enhancing fundamental and applied research development one focus is on the training of young scientists. 

The IFW would like to increase the proportion of women in science. Qualified women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Severely disabled applicants are given preferential treatment if they have the same qualifications. 

WSTopoUKRATOP students and invited researchers from KAU and NAS of Ukraine took part in the Workshop on Topological Phenomena in Quantum Materials at IFW Dresden on 4-5 December 2018. 

 

4b 7569cThe 2nd UKRATOP Workshop took place at IFW Dresden on December 3, 2018. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the organizational questions and listen to short (10+5 minutes) presentations of the students and postdocs. During the 5 minutes after-talk discussions the supervisors gave an overview of the scientific plans. 

Lab tours and bilateral discussions have been organized after lunch. Ukrainian delegation has also enjoyed Dresdner Weihnachtsmarkts.

1stSelectThe 1st UKRATOP Selection Workshop took place at KAU on May 29-30, 2018.

We congratulate 5 master students, 1 PhD student and 2 postdocs who have been selected to join the research groups at IFW Dresden starting from October 1.