News for Early Stage Researchers

[Translate to English:] Schriftzug Neues für Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen

Here you will find announcements about:

  • the newsletter of the Graduate Services,
  • latest information for early stage researchers regarding Covid-19,
  • events and interdisciplinary workshops for doctoral candidates,
  • thesis defense,
  • external fundings and grants.

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

Newsletter of the Graduate Service

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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Covid-19 | Extension of Doctoral Scholarships

Scholarship holders, who have received a doctoral scholarship in 2019* will get the option to apply for an extension of their scholarship duration because of restrictions conditioned by Covid-19. Application for extensions can be submitted as from June 2021.

Regarding problems with the workplan due to the pandemic, scholarship holders are asked to restructure their earlier project plans and try to work on different aspects and questions of their thesis first. By law applications for extension can only made if a restructure of their project isn’t possible and the overall process is sorely afflicted by the pandemic. Reasons for it have to be explicitly explained and easily comprehensible.

Please note: An extension can be requested for one time and up to six month. Information about the form of the application and application terms will be proivided here in due time.

* Scholarship holders, who started their scholarship between 2016 to 2018 have already received relevant information, which are still valid, in May 2020.

Scholarships | Graduate Service
(Research and Graduate Service)
Verwaltungsgebäude / Raum 0.31

Covid-19 | Extension of Research-related Travelling and Material Expenses

Doctoral candidates in the Erfurt Doctoral and Postdoctoral Programme (EPPP) at the University of Erfurt have the opportunity to receive funds from the EPP programme beyond the regular claiming period. A prerequisite is, however, that the funds will be used for activities, which are necessary for the research on one’s own dissertation and which couldn’t be realised in 2020 because of Covid-19. The decision will be based on a case-by-case basis. Potential claims can be made until the end of 2021.

Angela Hanske
Angela Hanske
General Advice and Finances in Research and Graduate Services
(Research and Graduate Service)
Verwaltungsgebäude / room 0.33

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.

"Writing Fridays" for Doctoral Candidates

The schreibzentrum.berlin offers free online writing classes for doctoral candidates starting 8 January 2021. Here you will meet like-minded people and get support from experienced writing coaches.

Registration and further information about the writing classes can be found here. 

Thesis Defense

Renáta Péter-Szabó is going to put up her thesis "Sprachliche Asymmetrien von Diskursmetaphern der „Dunkelheit“ im literarischen Kontext. Eine kontrastive Studie anhand Daniel Kehlmanns „Ich und Kaminski“ und seiner ungarischen Übersetzung" for discussion on Monday, 1 March 2021, 2:15 pm.

The poster with information about participation can be found here.

Subekti Wirabhuana Priyadharma is going to put up two theses, "MEDIA SYSTEM: The triadic relationships between the state, public and private entities in Indonesia’s broadcasting system" and "TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY: Adoption and adaptation of new technological innovation" for discussion in a public colloquium. The colloquium will take place on Thursday, 4 March 2021, 12:15 pm.

The poster with information about participation can be found here.

External Fundings and Grants

Doctoral Completion Scholarships by the Ettersberg Foundation

The Ettersberg Foundation awards scholarships to finalize the doctorate to July 1, 2021. The scholarship amounts to €1.150 per month for a period of six month. It serves as final financing to complete the dissertation. The application deadline is March 12, 2021.

Funded research projects have to make a contribution to European dictatorship and their overcoming and so be in line with the mission of the foundation. Further information about the Ettersberg Foundation and the scholarship programme can be found on the foundation’s website.


Doctoral Scholarships of the Ernst-Abbe-Foundation

The Ernst-Abbe-Foundation awards doctoral scholarships at universities in Thuringia to promote young academics. The duration of the scholarships is two years. Within the scope of the available funds, an extension of one year is possible. The scholarships are endowed with 1,200 € per month. Applications must be submitted to the Research and Graduate Service(For information on sending an encrypted e-mail, please click here).The university management decides which applications it will forward to the Ernst-Abbe-Foundation for final evaluation based on qualitative criteria. 
The internal application deadline is March 31, 2021. Further information on the application procedure can be found on the website of the Ernst-Abbe-Foundation.
Please refer to the call for applications,the application guidelinesand the application questionnaire.


The Krupp-Foundation Fellowship for Visiting Student Researchers at Stanford

The Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation is now inviting applications for "The Krupp Foundation Fellowship for Visiting Student Researchers at Stanford." It invites doctoral candidates in humanities to apply for fundings to spend time at Stanford University as part of their dissertation project. Applications are open for the following subjects: Art History, Classical Philology, Comparative Literature, German Studies, Spanish Philology and Latin American Studies, English Studies, American Studies, History, Musicology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and Theater Studies.

The Krupp-Foundation will award three scholarships for a period up to six months. The fellowship will begin in early January 2022 and is endowed with €2,500 per month. The Foundation will provide a one-time grant of €3,000 to cover travel expenses and visa fees. The application deadline is March 31, 2021. Information on the programme as well as the online application form can be found here. 


Fulbright Germany: Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates

German doctoral candidates from all disciplines can apply to Fulbright Germany for a research fellowship until April 1, 2021. Four- to six-month lasting research stays at a university in the USA are funded. These research stays begin between November 1, 2021 and April 31, 2022. 

The scholarship funds living expenses of €1,600 per month, translantic travel, and health/accident insurances. The Fulbright J-1 Visum is free of charge and additional costs will be covered by a €300 fixed rate. Detailled information about the scholarship programme can be found on this website. 


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 graduation grant is awarded for three months within the year 2021. The monthly amount of funding is € 1,100. For more information on the documents to be submitted and the application process, please see the announcement.  Application deadline is May 1, 2021. Please direct any queries regarding the application and the award procedure to the International Office at the University of Erfurt.