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Dissertation Award

Did you complete a cooperative doctorate at Fachhochschule Dortmund with outstanding grades? Or did you supervise an outstanding doctoral student at Fachhochschule Dortmund and would like to suggest your candidate for the award? In that case, you can now apply for the Dissertation Award of Fachhochschule Dortmund!

With the goal of promoting junior researchers, recognizing excellent research achievements of early-stage researchers and increasing the visibility of research results beyond our university, starting in 2022, Fachhochschule Dortmund will award an annual dissertation prize of €1,000 sponsored by the association Fördergesellschaft der Fachhochschule Dortmund(Opens in a new tab)   honoring an outstanding cooperative doctorate completed in various faculties at Fachhochschule Dortmund. 

You can find the current call for applications for the Dissertation Award here.

Qualification for the award

The current call for applications is aimed at researchers who have completed an excellent cooperative doctorate in German or English under the supervision of a professor of Fachhochschule Dortmund. The prize will be awarded to doctoral students who defended their theses in 2022.

Doctoral students can apply for the award either after being recommended by their thesis supervisor or independently. You must have completed your doctoral studies with the minimum level of honor “magna cum laude”. 

As a prerequisite for application, you must register at the Graduate Center of Fachhochschule Dortmund(Opens in a new tab) . However, you can also register during the application process. The registration helps us to record all current and completed doctorates. You can register here(Opens in a new tab) .

Review process

The review process follows a three-stage procedure: After the formal review by the Graduate Center of Fachhochschule Dortmund, the Senate Commission for Research, Development and Transfer (KII)(Opens in a new tab)  will make a pre-selection. The prize will be awarded by a distinguished jury consisting of representatives from universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes and associations.


Application deadline: 14 April 2023, 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Please submit your application documents in electronic form in German or English to promotionskollegfh-dortmundde. Merge all documents, with the exception of your dissertation, in one PDF file.

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