DAAD GSSP Scholarships; Scholarships for international PhD students: The Graduate School Life Science Engineering (GS LSE) at the Technical University Darmstadt was selected by the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to nominate and host up to 4 international PhD students in 2023 and 2024 (two each year).
Two scholarships are available for doctoral studies to begin May – December 2023 (applications accepted 15st March – 15st April 2023). Please note that each DAAD scholarship in this programme comprises funding for up to three years. Extension to a fourth year may be possible in very well founded cases.
The following are examples of application areas and research groups at the Technical University Darmstadt that are identified in the field of Life Science Engineering:
Prof. Dr. Harald Kolmar, Applied Biochemistry: The group is specialized in protein engineering with a focus on antibody engineering. We optimize enzymes and antibodies with respect to their stability or selectivity and endow them with tailor-made functional properties.
Prof. Dr. Cristina Cardoso, Cell biology & epigenetics: We develop and apply chromatin/epigenetic engineering approaches to understand and for targeted manipulation of cellular proliferation, differentiation and reprogramming in mammalian systems.
To apply: Written applications as one single pdf are to be submitted with the usual documents including a CV, a motivational letter, names and contact data of at least 2 references and the Project of choice to application.graduateschoolLSE@csb.tu-darmstadt.de
International applicants who have not been living in Germany for more than 15 months can apply. At the time of the application, the last final exam (Master Degree) should have taken place no longer than six years ago.
Candidates are selected in a multi-step process by the Graduate School Life Science Engineering and the DAAD. Candidates are nominated by the graduate school and the final decision is made by the DAAD.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of PIs at the Graduate School Life Science Engineering. Based on the excellence of their applications, candidates will be selected for a nomination to the final decision process of DAAD. The applicants who have been selected for a scholarship must further submit a completed application form with all supporting documents via the DAAD-portal https://www.meindaad.de.
Successful applicants will be offered a full PhD scholarship, financed by the GSSP programme of the DAAD. The candidates will have the opportunity to undertake their doctoral studies under the supervision of one scientist within the Graduate School Life Science Engineering.
Note the starting dates are dependent on the application and visa process, please review the steps linked above and plan ahead. The Graduate School LSE is a central scientific institution of the Technical University Darmstadt and pursues the goal of establishing interdisciplinary research and training of excellent international doctoral students at the interface between engineering sciences and life sciences.