CRC 1093 - Graduate School

Short Term Fellowships

For a transitional period of 3 months up to 10 month graduate students can apply for a CRC 1093 short term fellowship.

This short term fellowship allows graduate students to start scientific work within the context of the CRC before joining it as official graduate students.

The specialisation and specific requirements to the applicants are given in the single projects. For more information to the individual projects take a look at: Area A and Area B.

Candidates are selected on the basis of excellent performance in their studies and their motivation. As all teaching will be in English applicants should have good English knowledge.

The fellowship is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is thought to cover living expenses in Germany. In addition it will cover a confined amount of material costs. The Fellowship will be paid monthly.


How to apply

Necessary documents for application:

    -Cover letter / Letter of motivation

    -CRC 1093 Application Form


    -University degrees / Certificates

Please submit complete applications only via E-Mail as a single pdf-file to the scientific coordinator Dr. Lydia Didt-Koziel:

On the basis of your documents we will preselect potential candidates. Successfully shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a short presentation of their master thesis in Essen, Germany. After the talk, there will be interviews with the project leaders of your preferred projects and the opportunity for a lab visit. For general information about the University Duisburg-Essen have a look at: University of Duisburg-Essen


Good to know

After the short term fellowship there is the ability to apply for a PhD position within the CRC (see job offers). The duration of the PhD position will be up to three years. The structured programme supports each graduate student individually to perform excellent scientific work on their own PhD project and offers lecture series, workshops, symposia, lab-rotations and practical courses which complements the PhD education (for more information see graduate school).