2017 RTG PhD International Fellowships at Heidelberg University in Germany


Research Training Group at Heidelberg University is inviting applications from eligible persons for 4 PhD Fellowships available for a duration of 3 years starting: 1st October 2017. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.The primary objective of this program is to scientifically investigate the molecular mechanisms mediating the effects of the complementary medicine.


The Graduate Academy supports and fosters Heidelberg University, doctoral candidates. It was established in 2006 following the University Senate resolution in 2005 to include such a facility in its recommendations for the promotion of young researchers.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Ph.D. program.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded within the subject area “Elucidation of molecular mechanisms as a foundation for an evidence-based complementary and integrative medicine”.

Scholarship Award: The RTG provides talented and ambitious candidates with an excellent and stimulating research environment. The individual research projects are thematically closely related with partial methodological overlap to allow for intensive and inspiring scientific exchange. The Ph.D. candidates will have access to state-of-the-art research technologies in modern cell and molecular biology (gene expression profiling, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, cell imaging, optical tissue clearing, animal models). The doctoral education further includes a well-structured training program and intensive supervision. The RTG is closely collaborating with the Graduate Academy and other international graduate programs at the University of Heidelberg. Furthermore, the RTG will be associated to national joint research projects in the field, for example, the newly founded Academic Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (AZKIM).

Number of Scholarships: Up to 4 Fellowships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:

The successful candidate must hold a university degree (master or equivalent above average) that gives access to undertake doctoral studies. Further prerequisites are profound biomedical knowledge and in-depth education in cell and molecular biology and/or immunology. Moreover, very good English skills (spoken and written) are taken for granted. In addition, to conduct a superior doctorate successfully, it is essential to bring in a high degree of motivation as well as passion for science and for developing independent scientific ideas

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The successful candidate must hold a university degree (master or equivalent above average) that gives access to undertake doctoral studies.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have very good English skills (spoken and written) are taken for granted.

How to Apply: Applications (cover letter, CV, certificates, reference letters) should be sent latest by 15th August 2017 either addressed to Prof. Dr. Yvonne Samstag, Institute of Immunology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 305, 69120 Heidelberg or sent by e-mail to yvonne.Samstag-at-urz.uni-heidelberg.de. Phone: +49-6221-56 4039.

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is August 15, 2017.

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