Now open for applications!

The REDI (RMIT European Doctoral Innovators) program is a unique program offering excellent PhD conditions for exceptional researchers. Apply for one of our 40+ industry-supported positions and join us.

Are you REDI for the benefits?

As a REDI researcher you will be: 

  • enrolled by two entities, with the chance to be awarded dual doctorates 
  • seeing the world with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a residential year at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia
  • part of a rich multidisciplinary network of researchers and supervisors coming together in annual, training weeks in Barcelona
  • working closely with industry leaders and gaining experience with the 60+ industry supporters
  • earning an above-national standard salary 
  • working on innovative projects of high commercial and societal value with up to four years to complete your research

How to apply

REDI is a PhD training program for talented researchers of any age, nationality early in their research career. REDI is co-funded by the European Union under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) which have strict requirements to ensure researchers get international experience as part of their training.

To apply you will need to comply with ALL the minimum criteria:

1. Be in the first four years of your research career and not yet have a doctoral degree; be available for full-time employment AND

2. Not have resided or carried out your main activity (work/studies etc.) in the country of your research host for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before recruitment or be employed by your research host at the time of the call deadline AND

3. Hold a master’s OR bachelor’s degree with honours in a discipline related to the research project of your choice, including a research component, or equivalent academic qualifications and/or professional experience, AND

4. Have English language proficiency.

If you do not meet all conditions, your application will be rejected. For complete eligibility details, including the special circumstances allowance for researchers who require extra support, check the Guide for Applicants.

Depending on the position, you will also need to comply with the requirements of your research host. For more information, please refer to the Position Description of the project you are interested in.

Carefully read the Guide for Applicants, and the FAQs for Applicants before starting your application. There is also a video for applicants explaining the process.

The application process is entirely online:

Step 1 – Create an account: Register your information on the application portal.

Step 2 – Activate your account: You will receive an activation link email. Click on the activation link.

Step 3 – Find REDI: Log in and locate the REDI Program.

Step 4 – Fill in the application form online. You must also upload:

  1. A scanned copy of a valid photo ID, and
  2. CV and motivation letter in English, and
  3. A scanned copy of official academic degree(s), transcripts and proof of fluency in spoken and written English. Optionally, you may upload a one-page overview of your Master (or equivalent) research project or research outputs, i.e. published scientific articles, book chapters, etc.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2021 (midnight Central European Time)

Applicants will be evaluated on a set criteria including academic merit, scientific quality and research potential, ability to carry out a research project and work in an international context. For full selection criteria check the Guide for Applicants. You can also download the Guide for Evaluators to see how your application will be assessed.

Key Dates (First call for applications)

You will be notified by email if your application has progressed to the next stage or if it is rejected.* 


What you need to do?



Submit your application through the online portal before the deadline.

Deadline 30.11.2021

2-Eligibility check

Our Team will check whether your application meets the REDI criteria, you will be informed of the outcome immediately.   

December 2021


Eligible applications will be assessed against the Evaluation Criteria.

December 2021


If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted for interview with at least two weeks notice.

January 2022

5-Final allocation of positions

If successful at interview, you will be informed about the next steps.

February 2022


You will be admitted as a Doctoral Candidate at your research host and RMIT. Once admitted, you will receive offer letters from both institutions.

March 2022

*In case of rejection, you will receive an email explaining why and detailing the redress process. Applicants will be given 7 days to submit a request for redress. To submit a request for redress, download the Redress Form and follow the process detailed in the Guide for Applicants.

Applications are now open 


REDI is offering 40+ research positions starting in 2022. There will be at least two calls for applications and we are now looking for 24 highly-motivated researchers. Follow us to hear about future calls for applicants.


Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University


Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University


Prof. Mikko Pynnönen (LUT) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) Juha Kauppinen (Mikkeli Development, Miksei Ltd)

PhD awarding institution/s

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology (LUT) & RMIT University


Prof. Juha Väätänen (LUT) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology (LUT) & RMIT University


Prof. Stephan Roche (ICN2), Dr Aleandro Antidormi (ICN2), Prof. Ivan Cole (RMIT), Sivasambu Bohm (ArcelorMittal) David Noriega (ArcelorMittal)

PhD awarding institution/s

Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) & RMIT University


Mark Easton (RMIT) Hamid Khayyam (RMIT) & Hans Kemper (FH Aachen)

PhD awarding institution/s

RMIT University in cooperation with FH Aachen University