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Doctoral Scholarships 2018

The Deadline has expired! The call for application is closed!

The Collaborative Research Centre 958 (SFB 958) "Scaffolding of Membranes - Molecular Mechanisms and Cellular Functions" with the integrated Research Training Group (integriertes Graduiertenkolleg; MGK) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) offers several


Doctoral Scholarships (stipends/fellowships)


on interdisciplinary research projects in the fields of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology and optical (bio)physics.

Terms of Grant: The scholarships will be awarded for one year (12 months) starting latest on July 1st, 2018. After this initial year, the funding for the doctorate will come from the supervising PI. Doctoral fellows will receive a stipend of € 1.365 per month. An additional allowance of € 103 per month will also be paid. A child care allowance may be granted if applicable.


Application: Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter referring to the scholarship project/s applied for (one or more projects according their preferences). A motivation why the project/s is/are selected by the applicant should be given in the cover letter. Curriculum vitae, copies of their qualifying academic certifications, and two letters of recommendation from academic teachers are asked for. (See below for scholarship project numbers.) Applicants should have gained a top place in their graduating classes and hold a master’s degree or equivalent in natural science. Candidates have to meet the requirements which would qualify them for entry to a doctoral programme at the respective institute. Students will be chosen on the basis of their previous grades and academic references. Applicants should also have a solid proficiency in the English language (at least level B2).

 The SFB 958 encourages, in particular, women as well as disabled persons to apply for the fellowships.

Deadline: The deadline for application is April, 10th, 2018.


Applications should be addressed only via email to the coordinator of the integrated Research Training Group


Ms. Simone Schlender
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Chemie und Biochemie
Thielallee 63
D-14195 Berlin

Projects with granting for doctoral candidates:

Project A01
BAR domain scaffolds in clathrin-independent endocytosis of synaptic vesicles

Project A05
RIM binding protein 2 in hippocampal mossy fiber synaptic transmission and plasticity

Project A09
Identification of TRPV4 modules that enable channel gating via matrix

Project A13
The role of ARFRP1-mediated trans-Golgi scaffolds on retromer function

Project A16
Membrane Scaffolds controlling the formation of neuronal branches

Project A20
Apical-polarity membrane scaffolding proteins in endo- and epithelial cells

Project A21
Splicing-mediated regulation of Sec16-directed COPII scaffold assembly