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Fachhochschule Dortmund



Fachhochschule Dortmund supports its early career researchers in various ways: doctoral positions, mobility programs, professional proofreading grants, financial support for parents pursuing doctoral studies. We will gladly offer you advice on the acquisition of external funding.

Doctoral positions / Doctoral scholarships

Each year, Master's graduates with particularly good grades can apply with their doctoral supervising professors at Fachhochschule Dortmund for doctoral positions or doctoral scholarships.  
Cooperative doctorates can be funded for a maximum of four or four and a half years with a 50 percent or 40 percent position as a research associate or alternatively with a scholarship. 
The next application deadline is 1 October 2022.

Mobility grants

International mobility is part of most doctoral projects and is an important element of qualification. Fachhochschule Dortmund offers two funding programs: a business travel grant for participation in international conferences and a travel grant for research stays of one to three months.

Financial support for parents pursuing doctoral studies

Fachhochschule Dortmund offers financial support to doctoral candidates with children. In addition to the offers of Family Services(Opens in a new tab)  (i.a. mobile childcare), the equal opportunities office(Opens in a new tab)  (Gleichstellung) has established funding options particularly for mothers pursuing a doctoral degree.

Funding for professional events

Doctoral candidates actively shape the program of the Graduate Center. “Research Seminars” on (interdisciplinary) topics related to theory and methods can be funded upon request. Additionally, there is funding available for conferences organized by doctoral students.

External funding

We will gladly provide information on external funding opportunities for your doctoral studies or on financing stays abroad. We also offer information events on doctoral scholarships on a regular basis.

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