Application process

If you are interested, please send your application in English not later than 6 july 2018 as a single electronic document (preferably in PDF format) to Please include the following parts:

  • a short motivation letter
  • a complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • names and contact details of at least 2 references (the letters should be available to us by the deadline of this call)
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s transcripts
  • Certificates (with grades)

  • Selection procedure

    If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified shortly after the deadline for application. You will then be asked to choose - in a ranking procedure - at least three of the 14 projects with brief justifications.
    The interviews will then take place personally or via a video conference call with the Executive Committee and the supervisors of the three chosen projects. During the interviews, you will be asked to

  • present your motivation for joining the RTG,
  • give a short talk about your master thesis, and
  • discuss a publication related to the topic of the RTG, which will be sent to you before

  • The final decision will be made and communicated within a few days.