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Current Calls for Applications for Programme Classes

In order to become a member of the Research Academy, interested persons must apply directly to one of the programme classes for a doctoral position.

Doctoral candidates with a dissertation topic that fits the focus of a structure program can apply for association with the respective programme class.

Graduiertenzentrum Lebenswissenschaften / Graduate Centre Life Sciences

PhD Positions at the International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication

PhD Positions at the International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication

The International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity aims to recruit and educate excellent young scientists who wish to extend their knowledge and research experience in a structured and demanding research programme, in order to pursue a successful career in cognitive neuroscience.

The school is intended for students possessing a very good Master's (or qualified equivalent) degree in disciplines such as computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine, neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, neurology, physics, psychiatry, psychology, or related fields, awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution. Research experience is essential for successful candidates. The applications are evaluated by IMPRS faculty members. Interview selection is based on academic qualifications, personal references, recommendation, research experience and interests, and suitability to the programme.

The call for applications usually opens in October and closes in December / January. Afterwards applications will be assessed and invitations for interviews will be send out in February / March. The interviews take place in April / May. The starting date of the programme is flexible, but usually our new IMPRS PhD students start in October.

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PhD Positions at the International Max Planck Research School "The Leipzig School of Human Origins"

PhD Positions at the International Max Planck Research School "The Leipzig School of Human Origins"

Applicants from all related fields, such as Comparative and Molecular Primatology, Paleogenomics, Paleoanthropology, Human Behavioral Ecology and Early Child Development and Culture are encouraged to apply for PhD positions offered by the research groups of the International Max Planck Research School "Leipzig School of Human Origins". Spontaneous candidatures on additional related research topics are encouraged.

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Doktorand*innenstellen am Deutschen Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv)

Doktorand*innenstellen am Deutschen Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv)

Es gibt drei Möglichkeiten mit yDiv, The Young Biodiversity Research Training Group des iDiv, zu promovieren:

Sie können sich auf eine Doktorand*innen-Stelle am iDiv bewerben. Diese sind auf der Website des iDiv ausgeschrieben. 

Für den Fall dass Sie bereits mit ihrem Promotionsprojekt im Bereich der Biodiversitätsforschung begonnen haben, können Sie sich um die Aufnahme als externe*r Doktorand*in bei yDiv bewerben.

iDiv kann außerdem potentielle Doktorand*innen unterstützen, die sich um eine Finanzierung durch das Stipendienprogramm der Deutschen Bundestiftung Umwelt bemühen und zugleich den Wunsch haben in das strukturierte Promotionsprogramm yDiv aufgenommen zu werden.

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Stipendien im "Tranregio 67" für Studierende der Medizin

Stipendien im "Tranregio 67" für Studierende der Medizin

Der Transregio 67 vergibt Stipendien (bis zu 5 Monate) für Promotionsthemen in seinen Teilprojekten. Das Stipendium soll dazu dienen, den experimentellen Teil des Dissertationsprojektes in einem Teilprojekt des Transregio 67 durchzuführen.

Höhe und Dauer der Förderung:  Stipendien können für bis zu fünf Monate vergeben werden. Die Höhe des Stipendiums beträgt 643 Euro/Monat.

Wer kann sich bewerben? Studentinnen und Studenten der Medizin, die den 1. Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung erfolgreich absolviert haben.

Wie bewerbe ich mich? Bitte informieren Sie sich über die einzelnen Teilprojekte des Transregio 67 und kontaktieren dann bitte die Leiterin/den Leiter des Teilprojekts, für das Sie sich interessieren und fügen Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen bei.

Bewerbungsfristen:  Laufende Bewerbungen sind möglich (kein Bewerbungsschluss).

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Kurzzeitstipendien im "Transregio 67" für Doktorand*innen

Kurzzeitstipendien im "Transregio 67" für Doktorand*innen

Der Transregio 67 vergibt Stipendien (bis zu 5 Monate) für Promotionsthemen in seinen Teilprojekten.

Höhe und Dauer der Förderung: Stipendien können für bis zu fünf Monate vergeben werden. Die Höhe des Stipendiums beträgt bis 1.000 Euro/Monat.

Wer kann sich bewerben? Promovendinnen und Promovenden der Naturwissenschaften, der Werkstoffwissenschaft, Biotechnologie einem Universitäts-Diplom bzw.M. Sc.

Wie bewerbe ich mich? Wenn Sie sich für eine Promotion im Transregio 67 interessieren, kontaktieren Sie bitte die Leiterin/den Leiter des Teilprojekts, für das Sie sich interessieren und fügen Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen bei.

Bewerbungsfristen: Laufende Bewerbungen sind möglich (kein Bewerbungsschluss).

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Graduiertenzentrum Mathematik/Informatik, Naturwissenschaften / Graduate Centre Mathematics / Computer Science and Natural Sciences

Doctoral candidate positions at The Leibzig School of Natural Sciences - Building with Molecules and Nano-objects (BuildMoNa)

Doctoral candidate positions at The Leibzig School of Natural Sciences - Building with Molecules and Nano-objects (BuildMoNa)

The Graduate School BuildMoNa focuses on interdisciplinary graduate education through top-level research within the framework of the Research Academy Leipzig. Profound training in nanosciences, macromolecular chemistry, and...

The scientific concept of the Graduate School BuildMoNa is based on the synergetic combination and linking of the structural building blocks smart molecules, multifunctional scaffolds, and complex nanostructures – preferentially by self-organization – to create fundamentally new classes of materials that are inspired by active, adaptive living matter.

Highly motivated and excellent applicants with BSc, MSc or equivalent degrees (final degree should not be older than 1 year, final grade should belong to the best third of the year of graduation) are encouraged to submit their application documents including

  • letter of motivation (½–1 page)
  • description of research topic (max. 1 page) corresponding to one of the proposed research topics
  • CV
  • certificate of graduation (e.g., MSc, BSc, Diploma, …), including transcript of BSc, MSc or Diploma courses (final degree should not be older than 1 year, final grade should belong to the best third of the year of graduation)
  • proof of English language skills

via the online form.

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PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School: Mathematics in the Sciences

PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School: Mathematics in the Sciences

The IMPRS offers positions (so-called Doktorandenförderverträge) to students who will work on a PhD thesis under the supervision of its scientific members.

The appointment will be for three years and payment is based on the Collective Wage Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD) corresponding to 50 percent of Pay Group 13.

The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Closing dates for applications for these positions are May 1st and December 1st each year. Submissions of applications proceed through an electronic form. Applicants have to indicate one or more possible Phd advisors among the scientific members and submit the following documents:

  • CV,
  • transcript of examination results,
  • a copy of the master thesis (if applicable) and
  • two letters of recommendation by academic teachers.

 

Applicants are asked to check that the recommendation letters have been uploaded by their referees also through the electronic form provided above before the corresponding closing date. For students who did not write a master thesis there are qualifying grants available as an entrance level to the research school. The decision of the selection committee will be communicated approximately six weeks after the closing dates.

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Graduiertenzentrum Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften / Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences

Application at the Graduate School Global and Area Studies

Application at the Graduate School Global and Area Studies

Acceptance to the Graduate School is based on a formal written application and the collective decision of the board of the GSGAS.

The selection process is based on the excellence of the applicants and the availability of qualified supervision by professors at Leipzig University. Prerequisites for acceptance include above average grades in a Master’s degree as well as a thematically appropriate PhD proposal.

As the Graduate School is internationally oriented, applications from abroad are very much welcome. Leipzig University openly strives for increased female participation and the Graduate School particularly encourages women to apply.

Applications are to be submitted in English or German and should include

  • a formal application
  • proof of the highest academic degree earned so far
  • an exposé or thesis proposal of up to 3,500 words containing
  • a clear statement of your research question
  • an overview on the state of the art that justifies a thesis in this particular field (including bibliography)
  • a description of the sources / materials and methods to be used and a detailed working plan CV two letters of reference from academics who are recognized in the field which you are planning to make an impact.

 

Application deadlines:

  • for the summer semester (i.e. April to September) applications have to be submitted before 1 January
  • for the winter semester (i.e. October to March) applications have to be submitted before 1 July.

 

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Application and Admission at the PhD Programme Global and Area Studies: Peace and Security in Africa

Application and Admission at the PhD Programme Global and Area Studies: Peace and Security in Africa

The programme qualifies junior researchers and professionals for employment, among others, in international organizations, in the field of conflict management, prevention and resolution as well as early warning (and other areas of the emerging African peace and security architecture), and as future lecturers, scholars and researchers within the rapidly expanding higher education sector in the world.

We are looking for talented candidates who finished their Master degree in social science, political science, history, international relations, law, humanities and economics and of course peace and security studies with very good results. Students applying for this programme should have an interest in conflict prevention, peace and security and should be able to frame it in an African as well as global context.

Applications are now welcome. For early admission apply by March 30. We will shortlist candidates after this. Late admission can be given to candidates who apply for late admission by May 31.

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Bewerbung für den internationalen Promotionsstudiengang „Deutsch als Fremdsprache/ Transcultural German Studies"

Bewerbung für den internationalen Promotionsstudiengang „Deutsch als Fremdsprache/ Transcultural German Studies"

Der Internationale Promotionsstudiengang „Deutsch als Fremdsprache/ Transcultural German Studies" richtet sich an hochqualifizierte Absolventen der Studiengänge German Studies, Germanistik, Deutsch als Fremdsprache im In- und Ausland, die weltweit eine Tätigkeit als Hochschullehrer in den Fächern German Studies und Deutsch als Fremdsprache sowie verantwortliche Tätigkeiten in den Bereichen Kulturmanagement, Wissenschaftsmanagement, Lehrerbildung und Sprachplanung anstreben.

Laufende Bewerbungen sind bis zum 16. Mai eines jeden Jahres bei dem Sprecher des Promotionsstudienganges einzureichen.

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