International IGB Research Fellowship Programme 2017

International IGB Research Fellowship Programme 2017

Deadline: June 1 & December 1, 2017

Twice a year IGB offer fellowships to PhD students, postdocs and senior scientists for 6-24 months. IGB provides excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities as well as long-term research programmes. Fellowships are offered in three funding lines:

  • Guest PhD Fellowships: For doctoral students currently carrying out a PhD project at another institution. These fellowships are meant to enable short-term research visits at IGB to PhD students enrolled in a PhD programme elsewhere; they do not cover a full three-year doctoral thesis;
  • Postdoc Fellowships: Full support for postdoctoral researchers to carry out full-time research at IGB for up to two years;
  • Senior Fellowships: For scientists who generally lead a research group at their home institution to obtain funding for an extended visit at IGB (e.g., during a sabbatical leave)


  • The fellowships provide resources to cover basic living expenses. They amount to 1,365 €/month at the doctoral level, 1,828 €/month at the postdoctoral level, and 2,600 €/month at the senior scientist level. In addition, some funds can be provided for consumables and travel allowances;
  • The fellowships do not include health insurance, which is mandatory in Germany, nor contributions to pension schemes. Fellowships can normally only be granted if no other income is received during the fellowship period by employments elsewhere.


Application Process

  • Apply in English by using the online application platform;
  • The following documents are required for a successful application:
    • Your CV, including a complete list of publications
    • Certificates of your Master degree or equivalent, or of your doctoral degree, respectively;
    • A letter indicating your research interests and experience (max. 1 page);
    • Your proposed research programme at IGB (max. 1 page), including potential research host(s) and time line;
    • Two letters of recommendation to be (a) uploaded by the applicant to our application platform or (b) sent by the reference contact directly to Dr. Ina Severin ([email protected], cc to [email protected])

For more information, visit IGB Fellowship Programme.