Most applications are CLOSED! For more information please visit the individual ESR position  descriptions and for any questions please do not hesitate to write to us through the Contact us page. Additional information on each vacancy can be found here.

The call for applicants to the 15 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) vacancies (PhD students) in ApPEARS ITN is closed for most of the positions Two positions are still available (please refer to ESR Vacancies section).  Each of these vacancies is for a period of 36 months starting in September, 2019. The recruitment is done on a competitive basis across all applicants for each project (please note country hosting the ESR project for eligibility purposes, given that you cannot apply to an ESR position hosted in a country where you have resided, worked or studied for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the time of recruitment). The key dates are:

Application Portals open: November/December 2018
Application deadline: 1st of March 2019
Interviews: March - April 2019
Start date: September 2019

Application Steps

  • Check that you meet the conditions specified in “Eligibility Criteria” to qualify for applying;
  • Check the project descriptions (full description of each ESR is provided) and select those that are more appealing to you (you can apply to more than one position to increase your chances);
  • Provide the documentation as required in “Application Procedure” which will be the basis for ranking your application


  • Be part of a team of leading scientists in different fields of academia doing interdisciplinary research (Physics, Material/Optical Science, Computer Graphics, Theoretical modelling)
  • Prestigious EU fellowship.
  • Develop multidisciplinary research skills.
  • Excellent training programme covering research within the field of 2.5D and 3D printing and material appearance printing workflow
  • Establish a professional network in industry and academia.
  • Internships and visits to different institutes within industry and academia.