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: There is no announcement currently.

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.

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


Research Application Management and Career Development Service
(Staff Unit Research and Graduate Services)
Verwaltungsgebäude / room 0.33