Application process

Here you will find all the practical information you need to apply for a Course-on-Demand.

When can I apply?

Courses-on-Demand will have four calls each year. PhD students or supervisors within DEEP can apply to get their needed course funded by applying within the deadlines:

  • 15 February
  • 15 May
  • 15 August
  • 15 November

You will get an answer to your application within three weeks after the deadline.

What can I apply for?

A Course-on-Demand can be anything from a one day event to learn about a specific Python package to a two week field course abroad to get to know a specific area. It can be a lab, field or method course. The idea is that a group of PhD students (minimum 2) apply for getting the course they need arranged quickly. We fund courses or workshops that the PhD students cannot get easy access to at their home university and therefor aim to make their training more efficient. 

The scientific courses must be related to the DEEP main themes and we will prioritize scientific courses if we have too many applications.

For bigger 5 ECTS course suggestions or generic course suggestions, please contact directly. The Courses-on-Demand is not intended for the GEO-DEEP9500 course series or generic courses.


Before you apply you need the following prepared:

  • A short course description with maximum 300 words explaining what you want to learn. Pleace explain how the course is relevant to at least one of DEEP main themes:
    • Planetary Physics and Global Tectonics: Study of the physics and tectonic processes that govern the properties and evolution of the Earth and other planets.
    • Planetary interior: materials, structure and dynamics: Study of heat and mass flow in the core and the mantle. Mineralogy, seismology and Earth structure, melting relations and chemical heterogeneities.
    • Solid Earth: composition and evolution: Study of the crust, lithosphere and asthenosphere based on geology and geochemistry, geophysical imaging, and geodynamical modelling.
    • Solid Earth - Fluid Earth Interactions: Material recycling across the geospheres, how mantle dynamics, volcanism, plate tectonics influences long-term, global environmental and climatic changes.
  • Suggested time and place. We would like to know approximately the number of hours taught.
  • Who will teach
  • A budget
  • A list of participants

After the course is funded DEEP will help with administration.

The course description


  • A short description on what the course will involve
  • The learning outcomes
  • How the teaching will be organized
  • Maximum number of participants. If it is possible to include more participants, DEEP will announce the course online for all members to apply for the remaining places.

The Budget

We need an estimate on all costs. We might not cover food costs in order to be able to fund more courses.

Number of participants

Usually we will set a limit to minimum 5 participants to fund a course, but under special circumstances a smaller course will be considered.


The DEEP administration is happy to help you preparing the application. We can help you with cost estimates, contact information for other suitable participants, finding locations for the course and so on. Contact us on  

Published Mar. 26, 2019 1:47 PM - Last modified Feb. 26, 2020 11:10 AM