Graduates & Postdocs

Resources for Graduates and Postdocs
(from Germany and North America)

UA Ruhr Scholarships

Explore Materials Chain (EXMAC)
Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund University and the University of Duisburg-Essen invite international postdocs for a two-week stay to explore our Materials Chain program. Successful candidates will work on projects with established researchers and participate in networking events, develop their own research profile and foster sustainable research cooperation, and participate in the “Materials Chain International Conference“ with renowned researchers and benefit from the highly interdisciplinary research environment. Moreover, we offer excursions to the Ruhr Area, information about the research and funding system in Germany and we support you in finding your strategy for a successful research career. Be part of our international community of early career researchers and apply for the EXMAC program held from October 29 to November 14, 2018.

Application details
Application deadline: June 17, 2018


International Masters and Doctoral Degree Program

A comprehensive database with international programs organized by degree level, field of study, subjects, course language and location.


Collaborative Research Centers
Collaborative Research Centres are institutions established at universities for a period of up to 12 years that enable researchers to pursue an outstanding research programme, crossing the boundaries of disciplines, institutes, departments and faculties.They facilitate scientifically ambitious, complex, long-term research by concentrating and coordinating the resources available at a university. More

Graduate Schools
Graduate schools play a key role not only in developing internationally competitive centres of top-level research and scientific excellence in Germany but also in increasing their recognition and prestige. They serve as an instrument of quality assurance in promoting young researchers and are based on the principle of training outstanding doctoral students within an excellent research environment. More

Research Training Groups
Research Training Groups are established by universities to promote young researchers. They are funded by the DFG for a period of up to nine years. Their key emphasis is on the qualification of doctoral researchers within the framework of a focused research programme and a structured training strategy. Research Training Groups with an interdisciplinary approach are warmly welcomed. More

For funding from other institutes and organizations including DAAD and DFG, Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association, Leibniz Association, and the Max Planck Society, please refer to the comprehensive database provided by "Research in Germany."