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Call for Applications: Dresden Leibniz Graduate School Fellowship, Dresden, Germany

Eligibility checklist

To enter the DLGS selection process, you must comply with the following criteria:

  1. First Master’s degree obtained within the last 3 years before application (date of certificate).
  2. Total grade obtained for the Master’s degree “good” or better (corresponding to German level “gut”).
  3. Research proposal within scope that clearly
    1. addresses the topic of the current DLGS call
    2. aligns with IOER research areas (one or several)
    3. identifies suitable supervisors (professors) at the TU Dresden / IOER
  4. Complete application including the online form and all supporting documents requested.

Application checklist

A complete DLGS application includes all of the following components:

  1. Letter of motivation
  2. Certificates and transcripts of academic qualification (MA, BA, higher education entrance exam)
  3. English proficiency level test certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC)
  4. Online application form filled out and submitted (incl. all the above documentation)

Evaluation criteria

All applications that have passed the eligibility check (see above) are evaluated against two types of criteria:

  1. Selection criteria
    1. Relevance
    2. Scientific soundness
    3. Innovativeness
    4. Feasibility
  2. Balancing criteria
    1. Gender
    2. Scientific disciplines
    3. Geography

Further details are provided in the application checklist for download.

Selection Process

The DLGS fellows are selected through an annual call for applications. Considering the overall DLGS scientific remit and concern for producing knowledge to enhance spatial sustainability transformations, each is focused on one well-substantiated priority challenge.

Applicants are free to design research proposals according to their individual interests and abilities. However, they must ensure that their research will:

  1. address the topic of the current DLGS call
  2. align with IOER research areas (one or several)
  3. have a suitable supervisor (professor) at the TU Dresden / IOER

Applications to the DLGS are evaluated by the Management Board and the coordinator. In addition to the selection criteria (relevance, scientific soundness, innovativeness, feasibility), this also considers key balancing criteria (gender, disciplines, geography) – see application checklist for details.

Our selection of fellows strives for strong coherence, complementarity and synergies within every cohort, as well as regarding previous cohorts. This allows us to build a vibrant community of young researchers engaging in a shared path of knowledge production and co-creation.

Current callOfficial website.

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