You are about to complete your studies or have recently done so and would like to study for a doctorate at the University of Passau? However, you are still looking for bridging financing in order to set out on your doctorate and apply for doctoral funding (scholarship or a third-party funding position)? Then apply for our starter grant!
In order to provide you with optimal support and financial security during the transition from your studies to your doctorate, the University of Passau has introduced the bridging scholarship "starter grant".
This grant is intended to give you the opportunity, within an initial period of six months, to plan the first steps of your doctorate and to prepare a research proposal for applying for a doctoral scholarship or for obtaining a third-party funded position. If you apply successfully, you will be employed as a graduate assistant at the University of Passau for a limited period of six months with 80 working hours per month.
It is currently not possible to apply. The application deadlines for 2022 are expected to be 28 February 2022 and 31 August 2022.
Should you wish to find out in advance about the requirements for an application, you will find details in the funding guidelines (currently only in German) and in the past call for applications for 2021 (currently only in German).
In order to be able to apply, you need the support of a person who is allowed to supervise doctorates (usually a professor) and who is willing to supervise your planned doctorate. In addition to the application you submit, your designated supervisor must submit a statement by the application deadline.