PhD Finishing Grant

The program objective is to support qualified junior female scientists, for whom the completion of their doctorate has been delayed,  in the final phase of their doctorate. Professors can apply for a PhD finishing grant to the Equal Opportunity Office together with the female doctoral candidates they supervise at TU Braunschweig. The prerequisite is that the doctorate has been delayed for family reasons or for reasons of particular hardship and that the previous funding has expired. Funding can only be granted if it is proven by written statement that no other funding can be provided by the applicant's institute.

  • Family reasons, for instance: Pregnancy, childrearing and family care responsibilities
  • Particular hardship on personal or economic grounds, for instance: Disability, diseases, delays in reasearch which have not been our fault

Candidates who receive funding are expected to have completed their dissertation and submitted it to their faculty by the end of the funding period.

Support period: up to 12 month.

Application deadline:

Beginning of the scholarship between July and December 2023, closing date for application: 1 March 2023.
There will be a second application deadline in autumn 2023 so that further funding can be allocated for January 2024 or later.

Applications to:

Stabsstelle Chancengleichheit der TU Braunschweig
Bültenweg 17
38106 Braunschweig

Questions about the application process can be directed to the responsible coordinator of the
Equal Opportunity Office, Minka Pawlik.

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