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GSLS Fellowship, University of Würzburg, Germany 2017

Deadline: 23-Sep-2016

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Award5000 euro p.a, travel costs, consumables, mentor, training, etc
EligibilityResearch scholars
Scholarship provider contact details

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Graduate School of Life Sciences
Josef-Schneider-Str. 2 / D15
97080 W�rzburg

For enquiries concerning doctoral researchers� registration
George Leigh
Room D15.00.033
Phone: +49 (0)931 31-80006
Fax: +49 (0)931 31-814740


University of Würzburg, Germany offers multiple fellowships for PhD fellow for three years. GSLS Fellowship includes financial support as well as a budget for travel costs, consumables and similar expenses. The application process for the GSLS Fellowships consists of two stages, starting with a screening of all applications submitted followed by interviews (either personal or through video chat, depending on the location of the applicant).

Fellow will get the following benefits:

  • your own research grant covering research expenses of your PhD project and travel money to attend conferences (5000 EUR/year) granted for at least one year
  • the freedom to choose your lab, project and mentors - provided that there is mutual agreement - in one of the sections of the GSLS
  • continuous supervision and mentoring by a thesis committee of three principal investigators (including a special mentoring program for female doctoral researchers)
  • a strong network of peers
  • advanced scientific and professional skills training


  • passion for and practical experience in research
  • a clear understanding of what you want to work on
  • an excellent university degree obtained in a life sciences subject within the last two years, usually an M.Sc. or Diploma; if graduation is expected by January 2017 at the latest you may apply
  • proven excellent oral and written English proficiency (this will also be assessed during interview) and willingness to learn basic German (training provided)
  • eagerness to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment

How to apply?

Application can be done online only.

More Information


  • Late July 2016: Application for the next round of fellowships opens
  • 23rd September 2016: Deadline for applications. Screening begins.
  • Late October 2016: Invitations for the interview stage are sent out
  • 30th November - 2nd December 2016 Video interviews for international applicants
  • 5-6th December 2016: Live interviews for applicants who can join us at the University of Würzburg
  • 1st January - 30th June 2017: Fellows join the GSLS and begin to pursue their PhD project


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