Applicants are requested to enclose the following documents with their application:

  1. Application form (PDF)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Short project outline (3-5 pages) with a justification of why the stay in Gotha, Halle and Wolfenbüttel is necessary to carry out the work project (indication of the holdings to be consulted)
  4. Copies of certificates
  5. If applicable, list of publications
  6. Signed consent to the processing of personal data (PDF).

The application documents must be submitted in full and in a PDF file (max. 5 MB) in the above-mentioned order to

For the scholarships, two current expert reports on the project are also required (please note the names of both reviewers on the application form); these must be submitted separately by the reviewer by e-mail by the deadline.

Applications for the scholarship can be submitted in German and English by 31 October 2023 , quoting the keyword "Postdoctoral researcher for East Central European academics in Gotha, Halle and Wolfenbüttel", to: Application documents can also be sent in encrypted form. Information on this can be found below.

Please also send any queries regarding the application to:


Kristina Petri
Gotha Research Centre of the University of Erfurt
Schloßberg 2, 99867 Gotha
Tel.: 0049 361 737 1712

Information on data protection

The University of Erfurt's mail system generally uses 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-mentioned e-mail address. For this e-mail address, you will find the certificate with the public key for sending the encrypted e-mail at If you do not use the option of encryption via certificate, encryption of the content of your e-mail cannot 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 malicious codes, viruses and spam, to temporarily store the required 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 without giving reasons. This consent can be revoked in writing or electronically at any time 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 General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), please refer to the following PDF "Data protection information for applicants".