IMPRS-PMPG Doctoral Fellowships in Plant Genomics and Systems Biology in Germany, 2013

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Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology offers doctoral fellowships for IMPRS-PMPG (International Max Planck Research School “Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth”) programme in plant genomics and systems biology. The programme is provided at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology and the University of Potsdam in Germany. Doctoral programme is open to students from all countries. These fellowships will start in summer/autumn 2013. Online applications should be sent by January 30, 2013.The language of the programme is English.

Study Subject(s): The fellowships is provided in Plant Genomics and Systems Biology IMPRS Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing PhD level.
Scholarship Provider: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology.
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany


  • Highly motivated students who can tackle scientific problems in modern plant biology.
  • To be accepted as a doctoral student, you must hold a Master, Diploma, or equivalent degree in a subject like biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, informatics, mathematics, or related fields.
  • The IMPRS-PMPG doctoral programme is open for students from all countries.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The International students can apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The International Max Planck Research School “Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth” (IMPRS-PMPG) is a doctoral programme in plant genomics and systems biology at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology and the University of Potsdam. Talented graduate students are accepted into the programme at regular intervals.

Number of award(s): Not Known.

Duration of award(s): IMPRS-PMPG doctoral fellowships are awarded for 3 years.

What does it cover? The fellowships cover living expenses and include a bursary for conference travel, lab visits etc. For students living expenses, they will have approximately 1,100 Euro per month. Bench fees and consumables are covered by the hosting lab. In exceptional cases, a bursary for bench fees and consumables will be granted. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis. There are no tuition fees for the doctoral programmes except for the semester fee charged by the University for immatriculation.

Notification: First shortlist: The first shortlist will be created in the first half of February. They will contact students referees by mid-February if they are on this shortlist.
Invitations for interviews: Decisions about whom Institute invite for interviews will be made in the first half of March. Invitations will be sent out by mid-March.
Interview workshop: The selection interviews will be held in the week beginning April 8th, 2013.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted till January 30, 2013.

Further Scholarship Information and Application