News for Early Stage Researchers

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Here you will find announcements about:

  • the newsletter of the Graduate Services,
  • events and interdisciplinary workshops for doctoral candidates,
  • thesis defense,
  • external programmes and grant offers. 

Furthermore you can register for the newsletter of the Graduate Services by following this link.

Newsletter of the Graduate Services

Hereyou can find the latest newsletter of the Graduate services.

Gladly we will e-mail the newsletter of the Graduate services to you too!

You will receive the newsletter whenever the workshops for the „Academic Career and Qualification programme“ or scholarship announcements are made public. The newsletter will be send once a month at most.

To subscribe for the mailing list, please klick on this link and enter your e-mail address. Afterwards you will receive an e-mail to reconfirm that you have used a valid mail address.

You can unsubscribefrom the mailing list at any time.

Please notice the data protection formular (avialable in German only).

Events and Interdisciplinary Workshops

Academic Career and Qualification Programme

The programme "Academic Career and Qualification" offers workshops focused on didcactic progammes and interdisciplinary key competences. Further information can be found here.

Thesis Defense

We are not aware of any dates at the moment.

External Programmes and Grant Offers

Graduation Grant for International Doctoral Candidates funded by DAAD

Through the award of graduation grants for doctoral research projects, foreign doctoral candidates are supported in the phase of completing their dissertation. The graduation grants are intended to allow full concentration to finalize one’s doctorate. The grant will be awarded for a period of three month within the calendar year 2022.
More information on the documents to be submitted and the application process, please see here.


The "DocColloq", which was founded in 2018 at the University of Trier by the research assistants Camilla Haake and Natalie Tröller, forms an interdisciplinary network for doctoral candidates from all research subjects and institutions. Digital meetings will take place on a regular basis to further the Germany-wide exchange between doctoral candidates, the networking with each other and to encourage to get insights outside their own disciplines and researches. In those two hour meetings up to three doctoral candidates will give an insight into their own research in short 15-minute presentations, followed by joint discussion of the plenum. All doctoral candidates are invited, no matter which university, research area, progress of their dissertation or if they just want to pay attention to the presentations.

The meeting takes place via Zoom. People interested in joining are asked to register by mail at You will get a link to the meeting afterwards.

Writing Friday for doctoral candidates 

The offers the free Writing Friday for doctoral candidates (online).
Here you will meet like-minded people and be supported by experienced writing coaches. 
Registration and further information about the offer here.

Online Coffee Lectures

What is data literacy? Why should studies be pre-registered? And what can artificial intelligence actually do?
These and other questions will be explored by the Thuringian Competence Network for Research Data Management from 29 September 2021 in its continuation of the Online Coffee Lecture series!
Every last Wednesday of the month, from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m., there will be short online lectures and talks on various topics related to the large complex of topics of research data management.
We would be delighted if you would drop in virtually with a cup of coffee or tea at our free events.
You can find more information on the event series and the link to register here: