German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU): Doctoral Scholarship Programme
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Early-career scientists from all countries of origin and any subject carrying out further research work into the field of environmental protection at a higher-education institution in Germany are invited to apply for one of the 60 doctoral scholarships awarded each year. The programme's aim is to support young academics and build an interdisciplinary network of experts on the environment. To this end, the scholarships help finance doctoral theses which clearly address topical environmental issues and contribute to developing viable and sustainable solutions in this field. The concept of building support networks promotes active cooperation between the DBU and its alumni.
The scholarship amount is of EUR 1,500 per month which are granted over a maximum period of three years. Additional benefits include a monthly lump sum for material and travel costs. Further contributions to material expenses are paid in exceptional cases, and scholars with children are granted child support.
highly qualified junior researchers carrying out doctoral theses which clearly address relevant environmental or nature protection issues and whose work contributes to developing solutions for these challenges
academics qualified for doctoral studies and with an above-average degree (overall grade good or very good; law: at least fully satisfactory)
Number of Scholarships
up to 60 scholarships per year
The maximum funding covers a period of three years.
Financing includes a base amount EUR 1,500 per month over a period of three years at most. Moreover, there is a fixed allowance of EUR 210 per month for material and travel expenses; further contributions to material expenses are paid in exceptional cases. Scholars with children are granted child support, if necessary.
Please find the application forms and further information on the application procedure here.
Here you will find the relevant application deadlines.
- outstanding academic merit (higher-education degree)
- German and foreign nationals admitted to postgraduate studies at a German institution of higher education
- candidates from all disciplines whose doctoral theses clearly address relevant environmental or nature protection issues and whose work contributes to developing solutions for these challenges
- good knowledge of the German language
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