The aim of awarding doctorate grants is to support outstanding graduates from all disciplines and make grant-financed doctorate study at the University of Kassel attractive. The personal support should improve the framework conditions during the phase of academic qualification and enable high quality research contributions to be made. The newly introduced awarding of completion grants supports the completion of doctorates. In particular, the aim of this is to support doctoral candidates by balancing out the disadvantages they face. The grants are part of the implementation of the concept for the promotion of junior researchers of 8 October 2012.
§ 14Applications for doctorate grants must contain:
- a short cover letter justifying the application,
- a printed version of the online application form,
- a summary of the planned doctorate which is understandable to academic lay people of a maximum of 3,000 characters,
- an exposé of the planned dissertation,
- where applicable, a statement that the intended doctorate is embedded in working contexts (e.g. graduate research programme, working groups),
- a report from the supervisor,
- a CV in tabular form,
- simple copies of the most recent university certificates including "Abitur" [German advanced level qualifications] certificates,
- evidence of the applicant's income,
- certification that the applicant has been accepted as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kassel,
- where available, a supervision timetable in accordance with the concept for the promotion of junior researchers of 8 October 2012.
Note: For the further processing of the applications, we request that where possible you submit all application documents in loose leaf form (do not attach together!) and without staples (only paperclips).
Please send paper versions of the documents to the postal address of the department. Please also send a digital copy of the documents to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. All of the documents must be summarised in one PDF files in the above mentioned order.
Start of funding
In the bidding round for the summer semester, the funding generally starts on 1 October.
In the bidding round for the winter semester, the funding generally starts on 1 April.
§ 17The Doctorate Grant Committee will only make a decision if all of the documents have been submitted and in the case of the doctorate grant if a second opinion has been received from the department.
§ 18 The applicants will receive written notification of the awarding of the grant from the Doctorate Grant Committee.
(1) The doctorate and completion grants are only paid if the doctoral candidate in question is accepted by the Doctorate Committee to study for a doctorate.
(2) The doctorate or completion grant is only to be paid if the doctoral candidate in question has agreed a supervision timetable with his or her supervisor in accordance with the concept for the promotion of junior researchers of 8 October 2012.
Deadline: 22. April 2016