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PhD Project Grants

The Copenhagen Center for Health Technology supports PhD Projects within personal health technology within its three strategic areas; healthy living, active ageing, and chronic disease prevention and management.

CACHET PhD projects are characterized by being:

  • Focused on the design, development, and evaluation of personalized health technology
  • Interdisciplinary across the health and technological sciences
  • Application focused and grounded in end-user organizations (like private homes, municipalities, nursing homes or hospitals)
  • Innovative by developing new solutions for the healthcare system and/or new products for companies

A PhD project should have both a medical and technical supervisor, with one being the main supervisor and project owner.


CACHET can co-fund PhD scholarships at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen (KU SUND) and at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The project and grant must be anchored at and managed by DTU or KU SUND, and involve either the City of Copenhagen or clinical partners at the hospital in the Capital Region. The PhD candidate is enrolled at either DTU or KU SUND, and employed at the university institute of the main supervisor.


The fellowship provides up to 2/3 funding for a PhD student for 3 years, employed at either DTU or KU SUND. You can apply for a PhD scholarship (salary + tuition) provided that you have – or is in the process of securing – the remaining funds from an external source (public fund, private fund, company, or similar).

Application Procedure

An application is submitted by the main supervisor and project owner. PhD students cannot apply on their own but should contact a relevant supervisor. Applicants should fill in the “PhD application form”. PhDs can be applied for in pairs of clinical/technical projects. In this case, two applications – one for each PhD project – should be submitted but the pairing should be described in each. 

Please see the PhD Application Guideline document that contains further details.

The deadline is January 20 2020.





Jakob Eyvind Bardram
Head of Sections, Professor
DTU Health Tech
+45 45 25 53 11
26 FEBRUARY 2020