Building upon the success of the DIRS project, the 6i-DIRS project is the second COFUND Doctorate Programme awarded to the University of Deusto through the European Commission´s Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action. 6i-DIRS aims at recruiting outstanding Early Stage Researchers for high doctoral training to generate interdisciplinary, international and intersectoral projects and dissertations, support and broaden their career prospects, and promote their social contributions in line with the principles set out in the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and the EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training.
The 6i-DIRS project, running from October 2019 until September 2024, offers 19 highly competitive fellowships of 36-month duration.
The project fosters cooperation and co-creation among 7 PhD programmes and 24 externally evaluated excellence research teams, that support the 6i-DIRS researchers with research and training around:
- 5 Interdisciplinary Research Platforms aligned with European and global Challenges: Ageing and Wellbeing; Cultural and Creative Industries, Cities and Regions; Gender; Social Justice and Inclusion; and Strengthening Participation;
- 4 Interdisciplinary Areas aligned with the Basque Smart Specialisation Strategy on Health, Energy, Industry 4.0 and Territory.
46 established partners and 15 co-financing entities back the 6i-DIRS project, ensuring international and intersectoral mobility to broaden researchers’ employability. The first call for applications of the 6i-DIRS project is now closed. The second call is planned to open at the beginning of 2021. Please check this webpage regularly for updates.