BSRT Graduate School

Funding of stipend for completion of doctoral thesis

Answer: 

The BSRT can support doctoral researchers who have to interrupt their doctoral project in case of pregnancy, parental leave or due to some exceptional circumstance such as a long period of illness or the need for extended care of a family member which results in their project taking longer to complete. The BSRT can provide funding of a stipend of 1000€ per month for a period of up to 12 month for the doctoral student to complete their thesis.

An application with the detailed description of the progress of the doctoral research, a detailed schedule with the work packages that need to be done to finish the thesis and an explanation why the project could not be finished in time has to be submitted to the BSRT coordination office. Please use the form provided for application for a “stipend for completion of the doctoral thesis” which can be accessed after login and can be found in the download area of the BSRT website. The application must also mention if other grants are available and if the applicant will also submit an application to the other funding bodies. The fellowship is granted depending on the quality of the proposed research and the justification for the delay in finishing the doctoral project.

There will be four submission deadlines per year:

 

31 January  ⋅  30 April  ⋅  31 July  ⋅  31 October

 

Please submit:

  • The completed application form. It can be accessed after login and can be found in the download area.
  • The BSRT supervision agreement if it has not yet been submitted to the BSRT coordination office.
  • A copy of the "Zulassung zur Promotion" if it has not yet been submitted to the BSRT coordination office.
  • The minutes and progress report of the mentoring committee meeting if they have not yet been submitted to the BSRT coordination office.