Follow a PhD Programme at SMO Promovendi

News - 22 November 2016

Not only a thinker but also a doer? Join SMO Promovendi and bring your skills and knowledge into practice!In collaboration with TU Delft, SMO (Dutch Foundation for Society and Enterprise) offers a PhD Programme in which PhD candidates from all over the Netherlands and with all kinds of academic backgrounds work on wicked societal challenges.

SMO Promovendi's  strength lies in its way of working: a combination of research, connecting networks, stimulating dialogue and activating stakeholders. SMO Promovendiworks on semi-popular publications, conducts network-analyses, and organises a variety of workshops and events, such as Innovation Challenges, Stakeholder Summits and workshops on scenario thinking and systematic thinking. Currently, SMO Promovendi is working within the field of Healthcare & Wellbeing and Circular Economy.

Who are we looking for? PhD candidates who are:

  • enthusiastic self-starters
  • motivated to work on societal issues
  • team players 
  • interested in working within multidisciplinary teams
  • keen to expand their academic skills 
  • willing to spend app. 10h per month to work with us!

TU Delft PhD candidates who participate in this programme can obtain max. 10 GS credits in the transferable skills category and will be exempted from the mandatory career development course(es).

Interested? Please contact Daphne Truijens ( or Maddy Peters ( for more information.