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PhD scholarships from the German Federal Environmental Foundation

Would you like to explore the environmental situation in Germany or global environmental issues relevant to Germany during your PhD? Then apply for a PhD scholarship from the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), one of the largest foundations in Europe. The programme is targeted at highly-qualified young researchers who have not yet begun their PhD.

  • Posted on: 04.05.2019

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Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • the PhD is expected to result in suggestions for sustainable solutions to current environmental problems
  • all disciplines are permitted
  • a good command of German
  • the PhD must show clear relevance to the environmental situation in Germany and must be carried out predominantly in Germany


The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • basic monthly stipend of 1,500 euros plus 210 euros to cover material costs; a child allowance and other forms of support are possible
  • duration of funding: a maximum of 3 years
  • personal support and supervision
  • presentation of results, interdisciplinary exchange and excursions during DBU scholarship seminars
  • support with organising colloquiums
  • invitations to DBU summer academy and events

The terms and conditions of application can be found here:

www.dbu.de > PhD Scholarships


S&T field/scope: General | Geographical focus: Western Balkans, Danube Region, EU Member States, Central, East and Southeast Europe, Accession countries, Neigbourhood Countries