Funding after the Doctorate

[Translate to English:] Geldscheine

After their doctorate many scientists are faced with the decision of whether they want to remain in the research field or rather aiming for a career outside of academics. In that respect, the University of Erfurt offers consulting services as part of the coaching by its ‚Academic Career and Qualification Programme‘.

The funding of scientists in their postdoctoral phase, who are striving for a career in the research field is usually achieved by an appointment as a research assistant at a university or non-university research institution, by a scholarship or by financing their own position through third-party funds, they have acquired themselves from external funding institutions. The service of the  application advice can be used for this purpose.

Funding Formats of the University of Erfurt

Initialisation Scholarships

In order to promote young academics, the University of Erfurt offers initial scholarships to support postdoctoral researchers in preparing their own application for external funding. The research project is expected to be linked to the University of Erfurt. The scholarship is accompanied by application advice and career coaching.

Monthly funding amount: 1,600 EUR (plus supplements if applicable)

Duration of funding: a maximum of 12 months

Announcement / Application: The next call for applications will be announced at an early stage.

Information on the eligibility requirements and application documents to be submitted can be found here.

Please contact us personally before applying.

In order to receive initialisation scholarships from the University of Erfurt, it is necessary to provide proof of your current insurance status.
Please find more information about this under Graduate ServicesScholarships | Leaflets and Forms.

Funding Formats from Programmes

Thuringian Program for Funding of Young Female Academics and Artists

Initialisation Scholarships

The initialisation scholarship is aimed at excellent young female researchers who, after completing their doctorate, wish to draft a proposal for third-party funding to carry out an independently planned research project. The tender has no thematic restrictions, but the research project is expected to be linked to the University of Erfurt. The doctorate or PhD thesis should not date back more than three years. The scholarship holders should already have distinguished themselves with academic achievements and be aiming for a career in academia as well as independently planning a third-party funding project at the University of Erfurt or be significantly involved in an application for a larger third-party funding project at the University of Erfurt.

Monthly funding amount: 2,000 EUR (plus supplements if applicable)

Duration of funding: a maximum of 12 months

Announcement / Application: From 1 August to 30 September 2022 you can apply for the scholarship. More information on the application can be found under Announcements.

Program for Women Professors

Career Development Scholarships

The career development scholarships will be awarded to excellent female academics who are experienced in the conduction of research projects and aim at a career as professor or even fulfill the requirements to gain professorial status. The advertised scholarships are intended to fund initial research projects that prepare larger undertakings, such as a habilitation or a third-party funded joint-project. According to the principles of gender equality, scholarships shall enable female postdoctoral researchers to increase their chances to gain professorial status. The tender has no thematic restrictions. Recipients are expected to cooperate for their research with other academics of the University of Erfurt.

Monthly funding amount: 1,600 euros (plus supplements) and up to 1,000 euro funds for research expenses per year

Duration of funding: max. 24 months

Announcement / Application: From 1 August to 30 September 2022 you can apply for the scholarship. More information on the application can be found under Announcements.

Initialisation Scholarships

The initialisation scholarship is aimed at excellent young female researchers who, after completing their doctorate, wish to draft a proposal for third-party funding to carry out an independently planned research project. The tender has no thematic restrictions, but the research project is expected to be linked to the University of Erfurt. The doctorate or PhD thesis should not date back more than three years. The scholarship holders should already have distinguished themselves with academic achievements and be aiming for a career in academia as well as independently planning a third-party funding project at the University of Erfurt or be significantly involved in an application for a larger third-party funding project at the University of Erfurt.

Monthly funding amount: 1,600 euros (plus supplements) and up to 1,000 euro funds for research expenses per year

Duration of funding: a maximum of 12 months

Announcement / Application: From 1 August to 30 September 2022 you can apply for the scholarship. More information on the application can be found under Announcements.

You can find the statutes on the awarding of scholarships of the University of Erfurt here. 

Contact

Research Application Management | Research Services
(Staff Unit Research and Graduate Services)
Verwaltungsgebäude / room 0.33