Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines
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 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 salary is determined by the institute’s guidelines (according to the general pay scale of German universities approx. 47,000 EUR gross income per year). In addition, the PhD students receive grants for research expenses for their project (15,000 EUR per year) and are given the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary expertise and relevant soft skills by participating in selected training activities.
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