IGK Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that short-term IGK fellowships for doctoral students will be awarded within the CRC 1078 for a duration of up to 12 months. The content of the research proposal must be connected to the research goals of CRC 1078 and thus fit into the topic of one of the research projects. There is no deadline for the application. When interested please contact Prof. Ulrike Alexiev for further information or contact directly the respective PI.

Useful information

Financial aspects

The scholarships amount to a monthly sum of 1365 EUR plus a flat fee for material and travel costs of 103 EUR (as of Jan. 1, 2013). The scholarships are supplemented by an allowance for children if the PhD student raises a child/children (cf. DFG Verwendungsrichtlinien Graduiertenkollegs, document no. 2.22 and 2.22a, >>).

Before obtaining any paid or unpaid part-time employment, the PhD student is required to obtain the prior consent of his/her supervisor as well as the approval of the spokesperson of the IGK (cf. supervisor agreement). The amount of the scholarship remains unaffected if additional income is earned by academic part-time work and does not exceed 6,000 EUR per year (cf. DFG Verwendungsrichtlinien Graduiertenkollegs, document no. 2.22, >>).


PhD students holding a scholarship will need to attend to health insurance coverage themselves since the approval of a scholarship does not constitute an employment and will not cover for health, unemployment, or retirement insurance throughout the funding period (cf. approval notification).

PhD students holding a scholarship are covered by an accident insurence while working on campus (cf. Unfallversicherung für Personen ohne Beschäftigungsverhältnis mit der FU Berlin >>).



Documents required

All documents as of Oct 31, 2013. Original templates are to be found on the German website of the FU administration - Division VI: Research - Service for research funding >>.