HBIGS PostDoc Fellowship Program, Germany

Graduate School recognizes the need to support outstanding graduates who
require additional time to finalize their thesis work for publication, but do
not have funding for a bridging postdoctoral position. Therefore, HBIGS offers
to its PhD students a limited number of postdoctoral fellowships for up to 6

Who is eligible to apply
for a PostDoc fellowship?

PhD students who are about to complete an outstanding PhD thesis are eligible to apply for an
HBIGS PostDoc fellowship. In addition to scientific excellence, completion of the PhD within 3.5 years
is an indispensable prerequisite for receiving a fellowship.

How to apply for a PostDoc

who fulfill the requirements mentioned in the above section are invited to
• A research outline and detailed work plan (3 pages)
• A draft or outline of the manuscript to be submitted. Emphasis should be put
on the following questions:
When will the authors submit the manuscript?
Is the applicant the first or the joint first author of the manuscript?
What is the applicant´s contribution to the manuscript?
• A supporting letter by the supervisor of the PhD thesis (max. 1 page)
• A recommendation letter by the Thesis Advisory Committee (max. 1 page)
• A list of publications or manuscripts accepted for publication related to the
PhD thesis (applicant´s authorship required).
Applications should be submitted by e-mail only (!) to the HBIGS
office at least three months in advance of the intended start of funding.

How are decisions taken?

will be reviewed by internal and/or external reviewers (e.g., scientists from
international partner universities). The HBIGS Executive Board will rank the
proposals based on the reviews – this might include an interview with the
applicant – and will take the final decision about the fellowships.
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