Funding opportunities provided by the WWU Graduate Centre
  • 1. Short-term doctoral study stipends (Sybille-Hahne Foundation, doctoral candidates)


    *Currently no application possible*


    After the first successful calls, the University of Münster again offers short-term doctoral study scholarships (Matching Funds) for its doctoral candidates. Funds for the scholarships are provided by the Sybille-Hahne Foundation. The scholarships amount to 600 € per month and can be granted for a maximum period of four months. These scholarships are intended to fill financial gaps at any stage of doctoral study. You may download the application forms here:

    Bewerbungsbogen/Application Form
    Richtlinien für die Vergabe von Promotionsstipendien (The WWU's guidelines for PhD scholarships, in German)

    Only fully completed and appropriately delivered application forms will be considered.

    The following documents must be attached to the application:

    1. Work plan which clearly describes the current state of the academic project, and includes a time plan as well as the content.
    2. Reference letter from the supervising professor, including an evaluation of the work plan.
    3. Certificate of complementary funding of at least 450€ but no more than 765€, as mentioned in the guidelines §2 section 3.

    Please send your application by mail to: linda.dieks@uni-muenster.de

  • 2. Degree Completion Grants (DAAD-STIBET, doctoral candidates)

    Within the scope of the DAAD project STIDokWWU (STIBET Doktorand*innen), funded by the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), the WWU Graduate Centre awards degree completion grants for international doctoral candidates, who are in the final phase of their doctoral study. The degree completion grants aim to enable international doctoral candidates to complete their degree without having to worry about finances.

    Further details may be found in the official call for applications as well in the details and FAQs [en].

    The application form as well as the form for the letter of recommendation may be found here:

    Recommendation Form
    Application Form

    Please email your application documents in one PDF file to Ms Sabine Schneider: internationals.gc@uni-muenster.de. The recommendation form needs to be sent separately and directly by the supervising professor.

    Applications may be handed in at any time 2019-2022. Please make sure to submit your application at least 4 weeks before the requested scholarship start.

     

     

  • 3. Community Engagement Grants (DAAD-STIBET, doctoral candidates)

    Within the scope of the DAAD project STIDokWWU (STIBET Doktorand*innen), funded by the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), the WWU Graduate Centre provides community engagement grants for international doctoral candidates. The grants aim to support international doctoral candidates at the University of Münster who are characterized by a high community engagement in the international context related to the university. The goal is to honor community engagement, support it and motivate future involvement.

    Further details may be found in the official call for applications [en].

    The application form, the form for the letter of recommendation as well as our guideline may be found here:

    Application Form
    Recommendation Form

    Guideline and FAQs [en]

    Please email your application documents in one PDF file to Ms Sabine Schneider: internationals.gc@uni-muenster.de. The recommendation form may be filled out by two different persons and should be submitted, together with the other documents, by the applicant.

    Deadline for applications is 31.03.2022.

  • 4. Stipends for postdocs

    The University of Münster 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.

For more funding opportunities, it's worth taking a look at our news page every now and then. There we post the latest news as well as additional calls for applications for scholarships.

Doctoral study funding advice

If funding through employment at an institute, a work group or a chair is not possible, you can still apply for one of the various scholarships. In order to support doctoral candidates in their search of suitable funding, the WWU has established the SAFIR - Research Funding Support. Ms Linda Dieks may provide you with further assistance in this field.