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Here you will find all offers and information on the topic of doctorate/Phd studies.

The performance of Bielefeld University is shaped by its Researchers at all career levels. The University therefore sees the promotion of academic careers as a strategically important, future-oriented and sustainable task. That is why we strive to offer you an inspiring and infrastructurally optimal environment during your doctorate/Phd studies. We have a comprehensive range of information, advice and support services for you, which focus on the specific challenges of the respective career stage as well as possibilities for funding and employment. We support you in dealing with your individual development options within the science system, but also in the economy and society.

Events and announcements

Call for applications for the German Study Prize 2024

Every year, the Körber Foundation honours the best doctoral students in all subject areas with the German Academic Award. With three top prizes of 25,000 euros each, it is one of the most highly endowed prizes for young researchers in Germany. The social significance of research is what counts most: they encourage young researchers to emphasise the social value of their own academic achievements and to engage in a public debate about them. The closing date for entries is 1 March each year.

You can find all information on how to take part here.

Call for applications for doctoral candidates and postdocs:

Procope Mobility

In order to strengthen Franco-German cooperation in research and innovation within European university alliances, the Science and Technology Service of the French Embassy in Germany is offering "Procope-Mobility" scholarships for young German researchers to spend up to three months in France. You can pass this information on to your German partners. All fields of research are eligible. Priority will be given to mobility within the framework of a European university alliance.

The beneficiaries of the programme will receive a lump sum of €1,600 per month for doctoral students and €2,100 per month for other students (up to seven years after the completion of their thesis). Applications must be submitted by 10 March 2024.

Online information event "Becoming a professor at the University of Applied Sciences" on 14 March 2024, 19:00-20:45

In the coming years, a number of professorships will be advertised at universities of applied sciences (HAW). Many female academics are still unaware of the career path of a university professorship.

Female professors at the HAWK will inform you about the diverse job profile, the general conditions and requirements for an appointment as a professor and invite you to exchange ideas.

Target group: female professionals, postdocs, doctoral candidates, students, other interested parties

The programme and registration details can be found on this HAWK website.

Good to know. Onboarding for researchers at Bielefeld University
Various dates

Future Ukraine: Research scholarships for Ukrainian Master's students and researchers

Read more about the DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service] programme here.


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