Open positions

The Graduate School of Geosciences (GSGS) of the University of Cologne offers two international doctoral candidates the opportunity to pursue a doctorate as a part of the DOME project, supervised by a Cologne Geoscientist. For more details, click here (deadline: 03.01.2022).

Network Funds of DOME

Beyond the specific research that is budgeted in the individual SPP projects, we consider it important that the coordination office has the ability to react to unforeseen collaborations or scientific opportunities that may lead to major advances. We support unforeseen opportunities such as rapid access to analytical or experimental facilities, e.g. synchrotron radiation beamtime, or opportunities that arise in field research, e.g. participation in collaborative studies, access to new drill cores or underground exposures, etc.

Furthermore, central funds are requested for supporting access of young scientists within the SPP to “hands-on” courses on analytical or experimental techniques provided by scientific societies, universities or research centres. Finally, funds are needed to support mentoring activities, either from local providers or cross-national mentoring tandems between partners of the SPP.

These are discretionary funds administered by the central project and made available on an ad-hoc basis upon request by SPP participants. The proposals will be evaluated on a short timeframe basis by the DOME committee.  To apply, please fill out this form and write a mail to