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Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

Realize your own project idea or apply for an advertised PhD position within an interdisciplinary network for cutting-edge research!

Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

Join the interdisciplinary network of top-level scientists and realize your own PhD project within the discipline of one of the Hector Fellows or apply for an advertised position of a Hector Fellow. Outstanding young scientists from all over the world are invited to apply for the fully-funded PhD positions

Outstanding young scientists from all over the world are invited to apply for the fully-funded PhD positions

The Hector Fellow Academy (HFA) is a community of excellent academics – the Hector Fellows – who have been recognized by the Hector Foundation for their merit in research and teaching within natural sciences, informatics, mathematics, medicine / psychology and engineering. They work at different research institutions across Germany.

PhD students of the HFA get the opportunity to carry out a self-developed research project or an advertised PhD position under supervision of one of the Hector Fellows. Thereby, they benefit from the expertise and the research network of their renowned mentor.

HFA PhD students are employed as research assistants at the university of the supervising Hector Fellow for three years. The funded position is depending upon DFG regulation. In addition, the PhD students receive grants for research expenses for their project (9,500 EUR per year) and are given the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary expertise and relevant soft skills by participating in selected activities e.g. management courses, trainings & networking events.

Admission requirements:

  • Excellent academic performance
  • Excellent master’s degree (or equivalent) in the respective field of expertise
  • Very good English language skills
  • Willingness to live at the university location of the supervising Hector Fellow if necessary
  • Submission of an innovative, self-developed research proposal in the research field of one of the Hector Fellows
  • OR

  • The motivation to carry out a PhD project advertised by one of the Hector Fellows

The next application phase will be from February 1 until April 30, 2018.

For more information, please visit our website.

The next application period will be from 1 January 2015 until 30 April 2015.

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