PhD Scholarships at PIER Helmholtz Graduate School in Germany

Deadline: 1 December 2014
Open to: master graduates in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Medicine or other science subjects
Scholarship: EUR 1,800 per month (for 3 years), plus other allowances


PIER Helmholtz Graduate School is inviting applications for up to six available PhD scholarships to conduct scientific research. Scholarships are awarded in the following research fields:

  • Particle and Astroparticle Physics;
  • Nanoscience;
  • Photon Science;
  • Infection and Structural Biology;
  • Accelerators;
  • Theoretical Physics.


In order to be eligible you must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Have outstanding master’s degree in physics, chemistry, biology, other science subjects, or in mathematics or medicine.
  • Social involvement;
  •  Identification with the values and principles of the Joachim Herz Foundation;


The Joachim Herz scholarships provide doctoral candidates with outstanding conditions in which to conduct scientific research. The scholarships ensure doctoral candidates considerable financial leeway and consist of the following elements:

  • Basic allowance: EUR 1,800 (per month for 3 years);
  • Equipment and language courses: EUR 5,000 (if required);
  • Allowance to enable the recipient to take part in international conferences and research semesters and conduct work in research labs: EUR 9,000 (for three years);
  • Allowance to organize a joint event in cooperation with other fellowship recipients of the Joachim Herz Foundation in the second or third year of their doctoral studies: up to a total EUR 12,000


Interested applicants must apply online here. Before you start with your application please make sure you have the following documents:

  • CV;
  • BA and/or Master certificate including transcript of records;
  • Bachelor/Master certificate should state the Grade Point Average (GPA) corresponding to the Anglo-American grading system;
  • Motivation letter/statement of purpose (SoP);
  • PhD students in their first year: Written proof from supervisor about the beginning of the PhD project;
  • Master students currently reaching the completion of their studies: forecast of expected grades and transcript of records;

Deadline for applications is 1 December 2014

For more information please visit the official webpage

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