IMPRS PhD Positions for Own Proposal Elaboration in Germany, 2016

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) is offering two fully funded PhD Positions funded by DAAD stipends. Applicants will work on the research project within the area of Organismal Biology. Position is open for international researchers but developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants should hold a MSc or equivalent degree in biology or a related discipline at the point of enrollment. The application deadline is January 15, 2016.

Study Subject(s): PhD positions are open for own proposal elaboration within Organismal Biology.
Course Level: This position is for pursuing PhD degree level at the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).
Scholarship Provider: DAAD
Scholarship can be taken at: The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), Germany

 Eligibility:
-Applicants should hold a MSc or equivalent degree in biology or a related discipline at the point of enrollment. The candidates have to be non-German citizens and not living in Germany for more than 15 months prior to application, and are not allowed to have finished their MSc or Diploma more than 6 years ago. Students from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply. A maximum of 3 months of study period abroad per year (and a total of 9 months abroad) can be funded.
-Candidates can apply for various IMPRS positions at the same time, however, they cannot use the DAAD stipend for a project previously outlined by an IMPRS faculty member. The project proposal (as accepted by the prospective supervisor) has to be submitted together with all other application documents.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International applicants can apply for these PhD positions. (Except German citizens)

 Scholarship Description: IMPRS for Organismal BiologyThe International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Organismal Biology  offers several fully-funded PhD positions.  The IMPRS is based in southern Germ any and is jointly organized by the  Max Planck Institute for  Ornithology in Seewiesen and Radolfzell and the University of Konstanz. Outstanding  students of  all nationalities with a deep commitment to basic research in Organismal Biology ar e invited to apply.  All students accepted to the program will be supported by stipends or contracts. The program offers a dedicated teaching program, high quality research experience, and outstanding research facilities in an inspiring research and living environment. The working language is English. Each PhD student receives individual supervision and mentoring and is guided in her/his research work by a PhD advisory committee.They are offering two open PhD positions funded by DAAD stipends. The positions are open (within the IMPRS) and not initially assigned to a specific project or a faculty member. Interested candidates are expected to apply with their own project ideas within the area of Organismal Biology, and to find matching faculty member(s) for their project proposal. It is the student’s choice what topic to study and with whom to conduct the study – given the agreement of an IMPRS faculty member as a mentor.

Number of award(s): There are two PhD positions available.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? These are fully-funded PhD positions.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Interviews with the applicants are scheduled for Mid-March.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applicants can only apply via our three-tier electronical application process. Please do not send any other type of application by regular mail or email as they will be rejected. The application must be completed in English only. The online application produces your CV; therefore we do not require a separate CV from you. Besides the online application form, we need several documents from you. Documents that are not in English or German need to be translated. You need to upload all the required documents as one single pdf-file. Please give yourself enough time to submit your application and do not wait until the last moment as technical difficulties or other problems might occur. The Max Planck Society and the University of Konstanz are equal opportunity employers.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 15, 2016.

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