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Funding opportunities for the doctorate



This guide is part of the overview Guides4docs@MLU released recently by InGrA. Together with the following topics you can get a good overview of options and requirements during your future or current doctorate at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

Overview, how-to, key steps, FAQ

Referat 6 Forschung, Transfer und Drittmittelservice at MLU
  • Overview of individual grants for junior researchers (link, MLU-internal in English)
  • Further programs to support careers in science (link MLU-internal in German)
Internationale Graduiertenakademie (InGrA)
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Information from UNIBUND Halle-Jena-Leipzig

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PhD positions at graduate programs

Economics, Agricultural Economics
Physics and Chemistry
Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy
Environmental Science, Geography, Geology
Education Science, Didactics

Please also check the overview of graduate programs at MLU.

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Graduate funding from the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg annually provides funding for scholarships in accordance with the German Graduate Funding Act (GVBl. LSA [Bulletin of Acts and Ordinances of the State of Saxony-Anhalt] 2015, p. 613). The funding comes from the Ministry of Science, Energy, Climate Protection and Environment of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. The annual provision of funding and the amount thereof are subject to the decision of the State Parliament of Saxony-Anhalt. Scholarships are awarded by the Graduate Funding Committee of our University. You can obtain further information and advice from Department 1 – Student Services, Division 1.3 – Further Academic Training, Tuition Fees, Scholarships and Elections.

Website of Ref 1.3 (in German)

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StipendiumPlus – Talent development in higher education

StipendiumPlus: more than just a scholarship, more than just one scholarship opportunity. Thirteen organizations for the promotion of young talent which have come together under the umbrella of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provide support to students and young researchers with special talents. (in German)

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Subject specific funding

Job vacancies

Employment in the form of a position in an externally funded project or a budgeted position funded from the university budget is common. Vacancies are advertised at the following websites.

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Grants and competitions for innovations


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