Our Universität zu Lübeck offers fellowships in all sections to doctoral students at different phases of their studies. Below is a list of various options and respective representatives.
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DZHK’s German Centre for Cardiovascular Research in Lübeck awards six fellowships to medical students in advanced doctorate semesters. This programme guarantees add-on funding to support such students, who have been a part of the workgroup for at least a year, or have been actively participating at the DZHK institute in Lübeck as a PI (principal investigator), and who wish to continue working on their project for at least another half year. The aim is to ensure that these students, who have demonstrated solid scientific commitment and whose work could benefit greatly from another half year of practical aspects, can satisfactorily finish their work. The programme is also open to medical students studying for a doctorate, who wish to commence a new research project at DZHK.
The Academy of the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF) offers special allowances to make it easier for scientists to return to their profession after maternity leave or extended parental leave. DZIF project managers or employees can return on a part-time or full-time basis. Moreover, DZIF offers discretionary funding for technical assistants, pregnant women and young mothers and fathers working on DZIF projects, to support them during parental leave. For more information, please visit the
The DZHK- (Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung / German Centre for Cardiovascular Research) Lübeck awards 3 scholarships to advanced doctoral students in medicine. Purpose of the scholarship is to ensure a follow-up financing of the research of advanced students, who already have worked successfully for a year or more in a workgroup or an Institute of a DZJK-PI (-Principal Investigator) in Lübeck and want to be practically engaged at least half a year longer. The goal is to enable medical doctoral candidates, who have already shown special scientific commitment and whose work can benefit significantly by another six months of practical work, to bring their work to a satisfactory conclusion. It is also possible to award the scholarship to particularly dedicated medical doctoral candidates, who currently want to start a new research project at the DZHK site.
To encourage and facilitate the reintegration of women scientists after maternity leave or extended parental leave (Elternzeit), the DZIF Academy offers maternity leave stipends that allow part-time or full-time reintegration of DZIF PIs or employees in DZIF-funded projects.
In addition to the Maternity Leave Stipend, the DZIF also offers flexible funds for technicians to support pregnant women as well as young mothers or fathers in DZIF projects or infrastructures during their full or part time parental leave. For more information about funds for technicians, please contact the Academy.
DAAD fosters exchanges of student from North America and the UK to Germany, in the fields of natural sciences, life science and engineering. Hence, it welcomes applications from doctoral candidates at German universities and non-university institutions for a research internship abroad in the summer of 2016.
North American and British students studying for their bachelor’s degree support doctoral students with their experiments during a 3-month internship in Germany, in the summer of 2016.
Students in the following fields are eligible: biology, life science, chemistry, physics, geoengineering and engineering.
Doctoral student applications: 1 October – 15 November 2015 (online):
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The State of Schleswig-Holstein promotes young scientists by offering fellowships to help postgraduates complete their theses. You are eligible, if you graduated within the last twelve months with a degree in medicine, informatics, or natural sciences and have above average grades.
The fellowship amount is € 900, plus a child allowance if you meet the conditions.
You may apply any time to Central University Administration, Universität zu Lübeck.
For more information, please contact Dr. Voigt:
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