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 whether they prefer a career outside of university. 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 the postdoc phase, who are striving for a career in the research field is usually achieved by an employment 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.

Financing formats of the University of Erfurt

Initialisation scholarships

In order to promote young academics, the University of Erfurt offers initial scholarships to support postdocs 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 euros (plus supplements if applicable)
Duration of funding: a maximum of 12 months
Announcement / Application: As a rule, initialisation grants are announced twice a year. The next call for applications is scheduled for the period from 1 February to 31 March.

Information on the eligibility requirements and application documents to be submitted can be found in the information sheet under Graduate Services.

Please contact us personally before applying.

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


Margrit Elsner
Margrit Elsner
Research Application Management and Career Development Service
(Research and Graduate Service)
Verwaltungsgebäude / room 0.32