News for Early Stage Researchers

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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 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.

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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 Services)
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.

Thesis Defense

Maha Aly is going to defend her doctoral thesis „Nach dem „Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Context of Managing Adversities within the German Ecosystem: The Impact of Cultural Values on Entrepreneurial Behavior" on Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 10 a.m..
More information about the thesis defense can be found here.

Tobias Schmidt is going to defend his doctoral thesis „Exzentrische Zeichen. Narben in Literatur, Film und Fotografie des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts" on Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 2.15 p.m..
More information about the thesis defense can be found here.

Danny Krämer is going to defend his doctoral thesis „Liberaler Naturalismus: Zum Verhältnis von Commonsense, Wissenschaft und Philosophie" on Wednesday, 03 November 2021, 2.15 p.m..
More information about the thesis defense can be found here.

External Programmes and Grant Offers


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 from 08.01.2021 (online).
Here you will meet like-minded people and be supported by experienced writing coaches. 
Registration and further information about the offer here.

University:Future Festival

The most inspiring event on higher education in the digital age returns. University:Future Festivalwill take place from 2 to 4 November 2021 under the motto “Open for Discussion”. It is organised by Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (HFD) in partnership with Stiftung Innovation in Hochschullehre (StIL). It is an online event in 2021.