This is the website of the PhD Organisation Nijmegen (PON), the representative body for all PhD candidates at the Radboud University and the Radboudumc. On this website you can find information about who we arewhat we organise for you , and other matters relevant to PhD candidates. See www.ru.nl/phd for the official university homepage for PhD candidates, or this page for external PhD candidates.



Currently, we are looking for PhD's that would like to join our board! Do you think it would be nice to join PON, then have a look at the vacancies. If the description sparks your interest then don't hesitate to send us an email! We are happy to hear from you.

PON vacancy Flyer

International PhD's

Are you a PhD candidate encountering difficulties and stress? Do you worry about the consequences the current COVID-19 crisis may have on your research project, your personal life or your finances?

Global PhD Support is a new initiative launched by Radboud University, to help and support you in these and other matters.  Check out the Global PhD Support website.

Other news

In our news section you can find more information about COVID-19, the European open access 'Plan S', and you can find back the updates of the transition From Hora Est to Hora Finita.


PON organises many events both social and educational. More information about the upcoming events can be found here on the website, or by following our Facebook or Instagram pages.

It is getting cold and, with that, all the gezelligheid is coming out in the shape of scarfs, comfy sweaters and warm drinks! The weather never stopped the dutch, and it will most definitely not stop us! Get a blanket and check out the news and the events we have prepared for you.

Coming up we have our recurrent board game night, organized by Radboud's Global Staff Services & PON, the Halloween night including pumpkin carving, and of course No Stress November, a month full of inspiring workshops to make your PhD life a bit easier.

PON No Stress November

Events from our friends

Radboud Writing lab: Writing in a group is more motivating and productive than writing alone. Therefore, the Radboud writing lab hosts online Thesis Writing Weeks for PhD candidates. So give your thesis a boost and sign up via their website!

Please send us an email (pon@ru.nl) if you wish to promote your event here.


If there is any matter you'd like to bring under the attention of all PhD candidates in our monthly newsletter, please contact us at pon@ru.nl.

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