Allocation of re-entry, bridge and completion scholarships for junior scientists at the University of Rostock

In order to promote junior scientists in the qualification phase the University of Rostock is tendering a scholarship program. The program supports those junior scientists at the end of the qualification phase that have delayed in completion of a doctorate or habilitation due to family reasons. The program aims to remove structural barriers for PhD candidates and postdocs with extensive family responsibilities and to support junior scientists.

Funds are allocated to junior scientists who are members of the University of Rostock and strive for a scientific qualification. Eligible for application are doctorate candidates and postdocs, who have exceeded the duration of a scholarship or a contract position due to family conditions (parenting, caring of dependent family members, etc.), and an extension or bridge financing is not possible.

Scholarships are usually allocated for the duration of three months. The maximum possible period of funding is six months.

The amount of funding is limited to:

  • PhD candidates: 1,000 €/month
  • Postdocs: 1,300 €/month
  • Child supplements: 150€/month (first child) or 100€/month (for every further child)

Applications can be submitted anytime.

Incoming applications will initially be reviewed with the focus on formalities and their prospects of success. The selection criteria depend on the provided reasons for the delay and feasibility of the applicant’s qualification project in the envisaged period of time. Applications that are selected for the shortlist will be reviewed by the Commission of Equal Opportunities and Diversity in a quarterly rhythm. It usually takes up to three months to process the applications.

Rejections will not be justified. The simultaneous receipt of other scholarships, employment amounting to more than 10 hours a week in research and teaching, or more than five hours a week in an otherwise activity or receipt of unemployment benefits I and II is not compatible with the scholarship. The funding is a subject to the available budget and is bound to the purpose outlined in the application. There is no entitlement to funding.

Here you can find the tender documents:

The program flyer in PDF format can be downloaded here.

Contact person

Karolin Hansen
Coordinator for Diversity Management
Coordination Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunities 
Universitätsplatz 1, Room 013
18051 Rostock
Tel.: +49 381 498 1313
E-Mail: karolin.hansen2uni-rostockde