The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. It has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

The University of Kassel is seeking applications for as many as four scholarships to enable doctoral candidates to complete their doctoral thesis in order to promote projects that are well-advanced at the University of Kassel in winter semester 2022/2023.
Closes: 15.11.2022
Start of funding: 01.04.2023
Reference: 35299

Target group:
Doctoral candidates at the University of Kassel are eligible to apply if they are just about to complete their doctorate.

Amount of the scholarship:
The scholarship is worth EUR 1,200 per month. A supplement of EUR 200 per month is possible for candidates who are looking after children.

The scholarship is granted for up to 12 months. The main goal of a completion scholarship is to ensure that candidates conclude the process and submit their paper during the funding period. As a rule, the funding period is 1 April 2023 up to 31 March 2024.

Selection procedure:
The committee for doctoral scholarships makes decisions on awarding the scholarships according to how likely it is that the doctoral thesis will be successfully submitted within the period that has been requested. The aim of compensating for any disadvantages that occur for doctoral candidates should also apply. The criteria for compensating for any disadvantages that occur may particularly involve:

  1. Pressure connected to assigned tasks that are unrelated to the doctorate according to contractual arrangements for employees who are receiving outside funding;
  2. The type and nature of previous employment relationships with regard to the doctorate;
  3. Special pressure caused by sickness, a disability or bringing up children; or
  4. A doctoral candidate submitted by a non-male person (female, neutral) in departments with a low percentage of women; or
  5. restrictions to research due to the pandemic. The compensation for any disadvantages not already be covered by similar funding instruments at the university.

    The committee for doctoral scholarships consists of the current Vice-President, at least three professors, an academic employee and a representative of the scholarship holders who are currently being supported.

    Application documents:
    The application is made electronically via the following link: https://stellen.uni-kassel.de/6x8us

    The following documents in German or in English must be submitted in collated form in one PDF file in the order mentioned below:

    • a brief letter, including an explanation why compensation for any disadvantages should be granted (max. one page),
    • a generally comprehensible summary of the doctoral project (max. one page),
    • the outline (max. eight pages in all; the outline should mention the current state of research and any preliminary work, goals and issues, methods, the envisaged academic contribution and the state of the work already completed, including the current work plan and timetable within the funding period mentioned above),
    • a CV in tabular form,
    • one copy of higher education qualifications,
    • written confirmation of acceptance as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kassel,
    • if relevant, a description of any work performed in your most recent employment relationships, if the compensation for disadvantages is based on pressure connected to tasks that are unrelated to the doctorate.

    The committee for doctoral scholarships must request an assessment by the supervisor from the dean’s office in the relevant faculty.

    Contact details:
    Universität Kassel, Abteilung für Entwicklungsplanung, Referat Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses, Mönchebergstr. 19, 34109 Kassel, E-Mail: stipendium(at)uni-kassel[dot]de, Phone +49 561 804-7742 oder -2263.

    Webseite: www.uni-kassel.de/go/completion-scholarship

    You can find jobs at stellen.uni-kassel.de

    The protection of your personal information is very important to us, so we will handle your personal information with care. By your application, you allow us the storage and use in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will be deleted.

    Information according to Art. 13 DSGVO for the application process at the University of Kassel can be found at:

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