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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
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Announcements & Job offers
Job vacancies, scholarship announcements & scholarship databases

Upcoming events

25 Jun 2021
13:00 · Festveranstaltung · Informationsveranstaltung
The "Schillertag" (Schiller Day) commemorates the inaugural lecture of Friedrich Schiller, the name patron of the University​
Online award ceremony for the prize winners in 2020
25 Jun 2021
14:30 · Festveranstaltung
Online PhD Graduation Ceremony on Schillertag
In a ceremonial setting the doctoral and habilitation prizes are awarded and all doctoral candidates are honoured who ...
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29 Jun 2021
17:00 · Informationsveranstaltung
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8 Jun 2021
Doctoral hat by Yiqiong Zhang​ chosen as most beautiful hat!
Voting results of the second virtual photo competition "Hats off!"
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8 Jun 2021
Applications possible for Thuringian State Scholarships (Landesgraduiertenstipendien) until 29 September
New announcement
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Different announcements
27 May 2021
Announcement: Prize for thesis with gender and diversity perspectives
Applications possible until 27 August
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