Postdoctoral fellows

The WWU Graduate Centre supports not only PhD students but also postdocs during the postdoctoral period. Anybody who chooses an academic career needs to plan the subsequent steps carefully: Developing and leading a junior research group? Applying for a junior professorship? Or rather gaining relevant work experience?

The WWU Graduate Centre supports and advises postdocs in all cross-disciplinary, non-research-related issues. Among our services are academic career qualification mesures, advice on how to file a (first) application for a research project and support in the development of teaching competencies through Zentrum für Hochschullehre. The WWU Graduate Centre's workshops are, of course, also open to the WWU's postdocs.

WWU Münster Stipends for Postdocs

The Westphalian Wilhelms-University of Münster (WWU) has anchored the promotion of young scientists in its mission, and is therefore awarding stipends through the WWU Graduate Centre to outstanding young researchers in the postdoctoral phase twice a year. 50% of the funds are to be used to support women.

As a prerequisite for the award, the candidates have to prove that they are preparing an application for third party funding which is to be used to finance their own research project. The scholarship provides a financial bridge during the application stage.

Details about the WWU Stipend for Postdocs may be found here:

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Application/Required documents

Please send the fully completed application form, an outline of the research project / proposal including a time plan for the project as well as for the duration of the stipend and an assessment of the supervising scientist by the 15.12.2017 per E-Mail to Dr. Annah Keige-Huge: postdocs.gc@uni-muenster.de.

Successful applicants should call up their stipend latest by June 2018.


* We will regularly update the website with the information about current calls for applications and deadlines. *

P.R.I.M.E. - Funding for postdocs through the DAAD

The WWU takes part in DAAD's P.R.I.M.E.-Programme. This year, the DAAD again has an open call for the promotion programme "Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)".

The programme provides positions for highly qualified young academics from all nationalities and disciplines. The funding includes a 12-month stay abroad and a 6-month integration phase at a German university at which the awarded researchers are employed as postdocs during the funding period.

The application form is already available on the DAAD application portal. To find the programme, please use the following selection criteria: "beliebig" for your discipline, "Zielland" for the country that you would like to stay in during the phase abroad, and "Promovierte" as your status.

If you have any questions regarding the application and the formalities, please contact Münster University's  SAFIR - Advisory Service for External Funding Applications:

For the faculties 1-4, 6-10, 15: Dr. Christine Schmidt, Tel. 83-21468

For the faculties 11-14: Charlotte Seckfort, Tel. 83-21483