In 2021, the University of Passau introduced thesis starter grants, a funding programme to support and offer financial stability to particularly promising graduates as they transition towards doctoral study. The grant is intended to give you the opportunity to plan the first steps of your doctorate within an initial period of six months and to prepare further funding for your doctoral project. To this end, the University will employ you as a research assistant for 80 hours per month during this time. Applying for a thesis starter grant could be an option for you if:
- you are planning to study for a doctorate at the University of Passau and are, ideally, already in contact with a potential supervisor and
- you are about to complete your master's degree or have recently graduated and
- you are still looking for bridge funding to work out your doctoral project and acquire doctoral funding (doctoral fellowship or third-party-funded position)
Interested? Then contact the Graduate Centre for details on the eligibility requirements and application process and apply by 28 February.