The graduate school provides stipends for about 20 AICES funded doctoral projects, which are jointly advised by an AICES Junior Research group leader and a senior advisor. Topics include specialized research in one of the areas of computational engineering, as well as on the integrative level of broadly defined inverse problems. Experimental support facilities of AICES are accessible also to ascociated doctoral candidates projects, strengthening the interdisciplinarity of AICES research. Furthermore, AICES provides hosting for externally funded doctoral projects and young researchers. Interaction with externally funded projects is supported by ascociating doctoral candidates and externally funded young researchers, and thus providing access to experimental funds.