Fully funded PhD positions in natural sciences & engineering
At the Hector Fellow Academy (HFA) you get the opportunity to realize a self-developed research project under supervision of a Hector Fellow. The Hector Fellows are a community of outstanding professors from different research institutions across Germany. They have been recognized by the Hector Foundation for their merit in research and teaching within natural sciences, informatics, mathematics, medicine / psychology and engineering. At the HFA they pass on their expertise to prospective young scientists.
You are enthusiastic about developing and investigating an innovative research idea within the discipline of one of the Hector Fellows? You have a master’s degree in a scientific or engineering subject with excellent grades? You stand out from your peers due to your strong commitment and independent work? You are team oriented and communicative? You are willing to change your place of residence to the location of the university of the supervising Hector Fellow?
PhD students of the HFA are employed as full-time research assistants at the university of the corresponding Hector Fellow for a period of three years. The salary is determined by the institute’s guidelines and is comparable to the general pay scale of German universities (TV-L E13). In addition, Hector Fellow PhD students receive grants for material expenses for their research project (15,000 Euro) and are given the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary expertise by participating in selected management modules (e.g. international project management).
Apply with your innovative research idea via our Application Portal.
Application periods 2016: August 1st - October 31st
Further information regarding the application process and the Hector Fellow Academy are available at