PhD Position at Hector Fellow Academy in Germany, 2015

Publish Date: Apr 07, 2015

Deadline: Apr 30, 2015

PhD students of the Hector Fellow Academy carry out a self-developed research project under supervision of one of the Hector Fellows. The 20 Hector Fellows are a community of excellent professors from the natural sciences and engineering working at different research institutions across Germany/Switzerland. Hector Fellow Academy PhD students are employed as research assistants at the university of the corresponding Hector Fellow for a period of three years. In addition, they receive material expenses for their research and are given the opportunity to participate in selected management modules. 

  • Hector Fellow Academy PhD students are part of a scientific elite. Applications requirements are:
  • Preparation of a self-developed research idea for a relevant scientific issue
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) with excellent performance
  • Very good knowledge of English
  • Readiness to move to the location of the Hector Fellow’s university
  • In addition, students may not have completed their Master’s degree at the university of their preferred Hector Fellow and their master thesis may not have been supervised by the selected Hector Fellow. 

Hector Fellow PhD students are employed for a period of up to three years at the university of the supervising Hector Fellow; their financial support corresponds to normal institutional rates (TV-L E13 renumeration stage 1). In addition, students may get up to 15.000 € per year for materials needed in the research project. 

  • The mode of applying is online and should include the following:
  • PhD-project description with nomination of the preferred Hector Fellow (3.000 – 6.000 letters incl. spaces)
  • Abstract of the planned PhD-project (max. 1.500 letters incl. spaces)
  • Project schedule
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • General qualification for university entrance
  • Bachelor’s certificate / Intermediate
  • Master’s certificate
  • Ranking in graduates (for students from Non-German universities)
  • Results of an English language proficiency test
  • Passport photograph 

Applications will be accepted from 1st January 2015 until 30th April 2015.

Fellowship: 15.000 € per year 


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