Consulting & Advice
The Service Center for Young Researchers is the main contact point for prospective doctoral candidates, doctoral candidates and postdocs at Bielefeld University. The Service Center also supports experienced researchers applying to acquire third-party funding for a doctoral programme. The Service Center for Young Researchers sees itself as being at the interface to all other services for young researchers at Bielefeld University and can refer you to the relevant department for any specific question.
Our consultants offer consulting hours to provide individual advice on any question concerning your doctoral or postdoc phase at Bielefeld University, your academic career and the application for external funding. To arrange a meeting during consulting hours please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advice on third-party funding and peer review
In addition to individual advice sessions, young researchers at Bielefeld University who wish to apply for third-party funding are welcome to take part in our Peer Review sessions. We review the applications in terms of formal requirements and advise you on budgeting. We also support young researchers from Germany and abroad who wish to carry out a research project at Bielefeld University in finding a suitable working group and funding model.
Application for a doctoral programme
The Service Center for Young Researchers also supports experienced researchers in applying for third-party funding for doctoral programmes. We offer sample texts, give feedback from the perspective of evaluators, formally review your application, help you create a budget and liaise on your behalf with the Rektorat. Please contact us at the earliest possible date when you plan to apply for a doctoral programme so that we can coordinate our efforts. Our Guidelines on Applications can be found in the downloads area.