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PhD Fellowship in Organismal Biology at Max Plank Institute

PhD Fellowship in Organismal Biology at Max Plank Institute

Fully Funded
Country: Germany
City: Seewiesen
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PhD Fellowship in Organismal Biology at Max Plank Institute for Ornithology. As of its PhD Fellow recruitment curriculum, the IMPRS  accepts new PhD fellows every year. Successful applicants will start their PhD projects from the September of the same year. This the wonderful and lifetime opportunity for students to work start their PhD in the Max Plank Institute and be part of the one of the most prestigious, successful influential research organization.

This PhD Fellowship in Organismal Biology at Max Plank Institute is a fully-funded position. IMPRS covers all the travel and accommodation expenses of the candidate.


  • PhD candidates from all countries can apply. However, candidates must hold master’s or an equivalent degree level.
  • However, in very exceptional cases, graduates with a 4-year study program (BSc with honors) with a final written scientific thesis work in Biology or a related subject are considerable.
  • It is not necessary to hold the degree at the time of application. However, you must have been awarded your degree(s) prior to the start of the program.
  • The quality of the degrees (i.e. eligibility) will be checked by University of Konstanz on a case-by-case basis. Those that do not fulfill the minimum requirements, may have to complete further course work, during their doctoral studies.
  • Candidates need to be fluent in written and spoken English and – unless native speakers – have to document their proficiency in English (e.g. TOEFL).
  • German is not required, but students from abroad will be offered opportunities to take German courses.

Required Documents 

  • We need certain documents that prove your specifications in your online application form. Documents that are not in English or German need to be completed with a translation.
  • Your academic background is verified by certificates of relevant university examinations (e.g. BSc and MSc degrees), and a detailed record of study / transcript (a list of attended courses and – if applicable – corresponding grades). Please include an explanation of the grading system (Diploma supplement) from your university, since we get applications from all over the world but are not familiar with all the different university grading systems. German University grading system does not need to be explained.
  • The official teaching language of the IMPRS for Organismal Biology is English. Therefore you need to prove that your English proficiency is sufficient for immediate commence with your research work. The best and most reliable way is an acceptable result in an internationally recognized test (e.g. TOEFL). Nevertheless, a verifiable higher education in English, or a reasonably long stay in an English speaking country may also be sufficient. Either way, you need to prove your English skills by a third party.
  • If you want to add further information relevant for the project and/or show your personal preferences, you are very welcome to upload an individual CV (max. 3 pages, no photograph please).
  • Add further certificates that prove the given information in the application. However, please only provide documents which are of significance to support your application. Do not overload your application with certificates and documents of minor importance.

Selection Process

The applications are reviewed by all IMPRS for Organismal Biology faculty members. Based on their academic qualification, motivation, suitability for the program/project, and letters of recommendation. Shortlisted candidates are invited to the Selection Symposium.
During the Selection Symposium, the candidates are expected to present their most relevant research project and will have the opportunity to meet with IMPRS faculty and students. There will be time enough to discuss previous training and research experience, to evaluate future plans, and to learn more about the IMPRS program and ongoing research in the working groups. After the Selection Symposium, the IMPRS Board makes the selection of the best suitable candidates, based on the suggestions/evaluations of all IMPRS members.

The last day to submit application for 2020 session is Jan 15 2020.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline15 January,2020
Open toAll PhD candidates
OrganizerMax Plank Institute for Ornithology
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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