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New as a doctorate candidate?

Welcome to the Integrated Research Training Group (RTG) of the CRC 958!

You found a theme and a supervisor for your doctorate? What are the next steps?

1. Payment

Check that your supervisor can give you payment for the whole time of your doctorate! Perhaps you get a contract of employment.

Or you can apply for a PhD fellowship of the RTG for starting your work (3 - 12 months). Mind that the application procedure takes its time (at least 1 month). For details see PhD fellowships.

After this initial funding you have to find a follow up funding for your doctorate. Discuss this point with your supervisor. The Graduate Center of the department Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy has collected a list of funding opportunities.

2. Be a member of the RTG

What you get:

  • contact to other doctoral researchers
  • more information about the CRC 958 and the study program for doctoral candidates
  • Interdisciplinary Lecture Series, Summer School, Network Meetings & other worthful events
  • support by the coordinator and the nework; also financial support possible (courses, conferences, lab exchange)

What to do:

  • register for the integrated RTG with this form

3. Admission to do a doctorate and enrollment

To start a doctorate you need to fulfill the formal admission requirements of the doctoral rules of your university department. To start the admission process you have to hand in several documents to the doctoral degree office belonging to your department. For the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy at Freie Universität Berlin you can find details here.

If you are not member of the Freie Universität (or Humboldt Universität, Universität Potsdam,...) as an employee, you must register as a doctoral student and get enrolled (after receiving the admission to do a doctorate). For more information about the enrollment click here.

You can decide to join a PhD study program which gives you a deeper education and leads you to a PhD degree.

Our RTG cooperates with the PhD program Biomedical Sciences (BMS) of the Dahlem Research School (DRS). Alternatively you may choose the PhD program Molecular Science DRS.

You have to apply for these programs. For details see study program.

If you have further questions, please contact:

Sandra Keiper (she/her)
coordinator of the RTG

Or one of the PhD student speakers:

  • Marta Ornaghi, doctoral student at Charité, Eickholt lab
  • René Mückai, doctoral student at FU Berlin, Krüger lab
  • Xiao Jakob Schmitt, doctoral student at FU Berlin, Freund lab