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Information and support for the PhD, the postdoc phase and the start of a professorship
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FAQ for doctoral candidates and postdocs

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The measures to contain the spread of the corona virus can in some cases interfere with regular research activities. Therefore, we have compiled the most important questions and answers that are relevant for doctoral candidates and postdocs on the following page.

FAQ for doctoral candidates and postdocs


Career phases, institutions and funding opportunities

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Research-oriented Studying
Academic careers already start within bachelor and master studies
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Doctoral Phase
Welcome service, advice, qualification and networking
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Postdoctoral phase
Information on career steps, general conditions and offers of the...
University; Law; Professor
Becoming a professor
Tenure track, appointment procedures, new appointments
Structure, Organisation
Contacts for all matters around your PhD and postdoc phase
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Funding schemes of Jena University
Scholarships, material and travel cost support as well as mentoring...
Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs
Welcome and Service Desk for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs
Service and advice for doctoral candidates and postdocs
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Qualifications Portal
Workshops and more to further your professional qualification
Announcements on a bulletin board
Announcements & Job offers
Job vacancies, scholarship announcements & scholarship databases


17 Mar 2021
University of Jena announces scholarship programme to bridge transitional gaps of female postdocs
Call for postdoctoral fellowships at Friedrich Schiller University open until 18 April 2021
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4 Mar 2021
First online Three Minute Thesis Finals with a worldwide audience
The winners are Fahima Farkhari and Aman Anand
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Winner of Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021: Fahima Farkhari & Aman Anand
3 Mar 2021
Announcement extended: Mentoring programme for female postdocs
9th announcement of mentoring programme for female postdoctoral researchers to support the planning of a career in academia​
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