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

Here you 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.

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Events and Interdisciplinary Workshops

Academic Career and Qualification Programme

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

Thesis Defense

We are not aware of any thesis defenses right now.

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.

Dalberg-Prize 2022: Transdisciplinary Junior Research

The Akademie gemeinnütziger Wissenschaften zu Erfurt („Acadmey of Non-Profit Sciences in Erfurt“), in cooperation with the universities and colleges in the Free State of Thuringia, is once again offering the Dalberg Prize for transdisciplinary junior research. This Thuringian Academy Award brings research into the public eye whose transdisciplinarity is not only directed at connections between individual subjects, but builds bridges between the humanities and the natural sciences. The prize is endowed with 2,000 euros.

Deadline for applications 11 July 2022

Further information on the prize can be found here.

Rowena-Morse-Mentoring-Programme für female Doctoral Candidates and Postdoctoral Candidates

In November 2022 the Thuringian-wide Rowena-Morse-Mentoring-Programme starts again. For the fifth time universities in Thuringia can apply for the programme until 14 August 2022.

The interdisciplinary programme supports female doctoral candidates in the final phase of their dissertation and postdoctoral candidates for their individual career orientation. During the duration of 12 month the programme aims for networking opportunities with experienced professorial mentors and other members of the programme in all of Thuringia and offers participations in workshops for qualifications.

Furter information can be found here (in German only).

TKG | „Diversity Meets Science“ Prize for Theses with Gender and Diversity Perspectives

In order to make this diversity of subjects visible at Thuringian universities and to promote young researchers and scientists, the Thuringian Competence Center for Equal Opportunities (TKG) is awarding the „Diversity Meets Science“ prize for the fifth time for theses with gender and diversity perspectives. The prize is endowed with 2.000 euros. Applications are invited by graduates in all disciplines at Thuringian universities whose final thesis (bachelor, master, diploma, state examination, or doctoral thesis) takes a gender/diversity perspective and was submitted within the last two years (since 1 August 2020)

Deadline for applications: 21 August 2022

Further information can be found here.

Foundation Education and Science | Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates in Literary Studies

In the conviction that independent people can make a significant contribution to balancing the group interests that exist in society, the Foundation for Education and Science was founded to support, among other things, doctoral candidates with a scholarhip in the field of literary studies.

Deadline for applications: 1 October each year

Further information can be found here (in German only).

Fulbright Germany supports German doctoral candidates, who wants to do a four to six month research project at an university in the USA, which is directly linked to their thesis.
Until 1 November 2022 German doctoral candidates can apply at Fulbright for the scholarship. The research journey must be started between 1 August to 31 December 2023.

The scholarship pays 1.700 euros per month, additional 300 euros per month for utility costs, travel expenses, health and accident insurances, and the Fulbright J-1 visa.

More information on the Fulbright Scholarship can be found here (in Germany only).

Science Prize by the City of Augsburg for Intercultural Studies 2023

In 2023 the city of Augsburg is offering the Price for Intercultural Studies for the 25th time. The main prize is endowed with 5,000 euros and will be awarded to a relevant and outstanding dissertation or habilitation of any research field, who focus on intercultural topics and life in Germany.
Additionally an award for a bachelor, master, diploma, or state examination with the same research foci will be offered as well. It is endowed with 1,500 euros.

Deadline for applications is 9 December 2022.

Further information about the Science Prize 2022 and shortly about the Science Prize 2023 can be found here (in German only).

Foundation Education and Science | Completion Scholarships for Literary Studies and History

The foundation Education and Science offers doctoral candidates in Literary Studies and History (with a focus on economic and social history), whose funding has ran out or is about to run out an additional funding for up to one more year to finish their doctoral thesis successfully.

Application deadline: 15 January of each year.

Further information can be found here (in German only).

"Writing-Fridays" for Doctoral Candidates

The offers doctoral candidates free online writing-days. Each first Friday in a month from 9:30 to 12:00 am doctoral candidates meet each other and get additional support for their writing process by professionell coaches. Doctoral candidates from all research fields are welcome to join, regardless of how much progression they have with their own thesis. Joining the writing-days is possible to any time.

Application and further information can be found here (in German only).

DocColloq for Doctoral Candidates

The "DocColloq", 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.