Doctoral Fellowships at Universities of Cologne in Germany, 2018

The Universities of Cologne and Leipzig are now accepting applications for two Doctoral Fellowships. International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The University of Cologne is a university in Cologne, Germany. It was the sixth university to be established in Central Europe and, although it closed in 1798 before being re-established in 1919, it is now one of the largest universities in Germany with more than 48,000 students.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Positions are available on following topics:

  • “Deep molecular characterization of eukaryotic microorganisms´ diversity and community composition in forest soils and the canopy region across biomes using a multiple barcoding approaches – micDiv“
  • The PhD-projects are part of the DFG-Priority Programme” Taxon-Omics: New Approaches for Discovering and Naming Biodiversity“(SPP 1991).

Scholarship Award: Scholarships are limited to 3 years, 65 percent of a full-time employment, Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.

Number of Scholarships: Up to two doctoral scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

We expect candidates to have an excellent master or equivalent in biology with a strong background in molecular biology, evolution and ecology as well as data analyses, and a strong interest and endurance in field biology. Fieldwork will include sampling in tropical areas. The ability to communicate and cooperate in the team is a precondition.

Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Germany Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications are accepted until 31. October 2017 and should include a cover letter describing motivations, research interest, relevant background, and experience; curriculum vitae in tabular form; one letter of recommendation; the address of two referees; copies of certificates (Bachelor, Master, Diploma). Applicants should indicate which of the two positions (Cologne or Leipzig) they apply for.

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted until October 31, 2017.

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