Welcome to the Graduate Academy
The Graduate Academy is the central coordinating body for all support services related to general advising, professional and academic development and financial assistance for doctoral candidates at Heidelberg University. On our website, you will find information about pursuing a doctoral degree at the University, about the courses offered by the Graduate Academy, about sources of funding for doctoral candidates as well as many other relevant topics.
The Graduate Academy is also the first point of contact for University professors and researchers who wish to create new training opportunities and programmes for doctoral candidates.
Current News and Events
The Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Art has indicated that funding for the Landesgraduiertenförderung Programme will be significantly reduced in 2018. As we have not yet received the authoritative information necessary for our budget planning, we are not able to foresee at this time whether we will be able to award any new fellowships this year.
Applications for fellowship extensions can be submitted here as of now and until 30 April 2018. Please be aware that the expected funding cuts may also make it necessary to reduce the fellowship extensions.[more]
As soon as we receive more information about this year’s funding allocation for the program, we will post it on the Graduate Academy website and notify other university offices.
+++ Places available +++ Workshops for Doctoral Students in March 2018!
Dear doctoral students,
In March we have places available in the following workshops:
Assessment Center-Training für Promovierende (12 March 2018, 10:00–17:00) ► Registration
Writing and publishing a scientific paper (16 /19 March 2018, 10:00 – 17:00) ► Registration
More information about the course programme and registration:
Phone: +49 6221 / 54 - 3794
HGGS Research Methods – Your suggestions!
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The Heidelberg Graduate School for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HGGS) will be organizing a new series of PhD seminars and workshops on Research Methods in 2018. We would like to collect your suggestions and – depending on the availability of experts in the different fields – offer the courses that you need for the development of your research projects.
Suggestions with the greatest number of interested PhDs will be given priority. In this sense, please talk to your peers and send us your suggestions for a course that would be of interest to a group of PhDs at your institute or faculty! You may specify particular programmes or send other suggestions via email indicating a minimum of six participants with their names, institute or faculty and contact email.
We kindly request your feedback until 1 March 2018.
Further details about the HGGS and current Call for Membership Applications:
Dr. Astrid Wind
Heidelberger Graduiertenschule für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (HGGS)
Voßstr. 2, Geb. 4370
Tel.: ++49 (0) 6221 54 3783
Die Graduiertenakademie trauert um Peter Meusburger
Die Graduiertenakademie trauert um den Ombudsmann für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden, Prof. Dr. Peter Meusburger, der im Alter von 75 Jahren verstorben ist.► Nachruf der Universität Heidelberg
IDK – Kick-Off Lectures Winter 2017/18
The lecture programme of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Colloquium has begun. The talks take place on Wednesdays (once per month) at 7 pm in the Romanische Seminar, R 016 (Seminarstraße 3). All doctoral students of the Humanities and Social Sciences are cordially invited![more]
More informationen about the IDK:
Seminar Programme for Transferable Skills in the Winter Semester 2017/18!
The course programme for the Winter Semester 2017/18 has been published. Registration is now open![more]
Course programme and registration:
Tel.: +49 6221 / 54 - 3794