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The following documents must be submitted with the application for a fellowship:

1. a covering letter (max. 2 pages), which takes into account the following points:

  • Information on the connection of the project to the Gotha Research Campus of the University of Erfurt,
  • Information on how the project contributes to the further development of the applicant's own academic career,
  • If deemed relevant for the application (voluntary information): Special features of the applicant's own life situation (disabilities, chronic illness, family circumstances, voluntary work, social criteria),

2. a curriculum vitae in table form,

3. an exposé on the research project with detailed information on the implementation of the project as well as on any planned application for third-party funding (max. 5 pages),

4. a work plan and time schedule for the funding period of 3 or 12 months,

5. a list of publications, if applicable,

6. relevant certificates (Master's/Magister's/Diploma certificate and doctoral certificate or a written confirmation from the dean's office of admission to the doctorate (opening of the examination procedure)),

7. signed consent to the processing of personal data (PDF here).

A current letter of recommendation from a university teacher, which proves the quality of the research project, is to be submitted by the reviewer himself/herself by e-mail to the Gotha Research Centre at the e-mail address indicated below by 6 June 2022.

The application documents must be submitted in full and in one single PDF file (max. 5 MB) with a table of contents and the documents (items 1-7) in the above order by e-mail to:

Applications can be submitted in German or English until 6 June 2022, quoting the keyword "Kurzzeitstipendium / Initialisierungsstipendium am Forschungscampus Gotha der Universität Erfurt". The fellowships are decided upon on the basis of the written applications. Applications can also be submitted in encrypted form. Information on this can be found below.


The basis for the awarding of fellowships is the University of Erfurt's statutes on the awarding of fellowships:

The University of Erfurt's mail system generally works with transport encryption. Please ensure that you also use transport encryption when sending e-mails. If you would also like to encrypt the content of your e-mail, please use the e-mail address instead of the above e-mail address. For this e-mail address, you will find the certificate with the key for sending the encrypted e-mail at If you do not make use of the option of encryption via certificate, no encryption of the content of your e-mail can be guaranteed. When submitting your application documents in electronic form, you are deemed to have given your consent to check the e-mail and its attachments for harmful codes, viruses and spam, to temporarily store the necessary data and to conduct further correspondence (unencrypted) by e-mail. By submitting your application, you also consent to the further processing of your personal data within the scope of and for the purpose of the application procedure. This consent can be revoked at any time in writing or electronically without giving reasons. Please note that revocation of consent may mean that the application can no longer be considered in the current procedure. For further information on data protection in accordance with Article 13 of the EU Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO), please refer to the information sheet „Datenschutzhinweise für Stipendienbewerber*innen FZG“.


Call for Applications PDF (English)


Kristina Petri
Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt
Schloßberg 2, 99867 Gotha
Phone: 0049 361 737 1712