Funded by the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), we offer two full DAAD PhD scholarships at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Geography (position 1) and the Institute of Geosciences (position 2) of University of Potsdam, Germany for a period of three years (or up to four years for candidates from developing or emerging countries).
The following positions are on offer:
The scholarship includes
The selected candidate will be fully integrated in the activities and the teaching curriculum of the NatRiskChange Research Training Group, and enjoy the vibrant international research environment in the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Potsdam, located around 40 km from the center of Berlin. The schedule and length of the language course will be determined after consultation with the selected candidates.
Applications should include the following components: a detailed CV, a letter of motivation, a brief research concept for the PhD project of not more than 1-2 pages focussing on how panel data can be used to understand human behaviour in response to flooding, a record of studies, master and bachelor certificates including a transcript of records, an English synopsis of the Master thesis, a list of publications, oral and/or poster presentations at conferences, and two letters of recommendation.
Applications can only be submitted through https://www.geo-x.net/daad-gssp/. The application should be uploaded in one single PDF document (< 10 MB) by 1 March 2021. Applications per email will not be considered.
Based on the applications, the University of Potsdam will, in a first stage, nominate two to four candidates. These candidates will be required to submit a full application to the DAAD which will then, in a second stage, be evaluated by DAAD. Candidates will be informed in detail about the second stage in case they are nominated after the first stage. The actual scholarship and the related PhD study are envisaged to start in October 2021.
Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. The NatRiskChange consortium strives to increase the proportion of women in research and specifically encourages females to apply for these positions.