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Graduate Academy Heidelberg University

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LFG application – Individual fellowships through the Landesgraduiertenförderung (LGF)

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Call for Applications

The Heidelberg Graduate Academy will be awarding individual doctoral fellowships funded through the LGF-programme to doctoral candidates with above-average qualifications (depending on the allocation of funds by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts).

The application deadline in 2020 has expired. The next call for applications is expected to begin in March 2021.


General Information for the Application for LGF-Fellowships


Important Dates:

Call for applications:   01 March 2021
Application deadline: 30. April 2021
Start of fellowship: 01 August 2021
Duration: Up to 3 years
Amount: 1,468 Euro/month incl. a travel and materials allowance of 103 Euro/month


Prerequisites for application:


  • Successfully completed university degree (Masters level or equivalent)
  • Admission as a doctoral candidate at the appropriate faculty of Heidelberg University
  • Academic supervision by a professor or associate professor
  • Outstanding qualifications and a scientific project that is expected to make a significant contribution to current research

Please note:

  • Applications submitted after the deadline, as well as incomplete applications, will not be considered.
  • If you wish to withdraw your application, please notify the University of Heidelberg Graduate Academy immediately.
  • In principle, you are not eligible for a doctoral fellowship if you are currently receiving an equivalent fellowship for your doctoral thesis from public or private sources or if you have received such a fellowship in the past for longer than 12 months.


Submit your application

   If you are applying for the first time, please follow these steps:
  • Fill out and submit the online application form with the following attachments (in a single PDF file):

    1. Outline of your doctoral project (max. 5 pages) and a bibliography
    2. Schedule until completion of the project (max. 1 page)
    3. Curriculum vitae in table form
    4. Qualifying university degree and certificates (generally Diplom or Master; in German or English)
    5. Certificate of admission as a doctoral candidate to your faculty
  • Ask two university professors to each fill out and submit a reportAdobe by the application deadline.
Illustration: LGF application for an individual fellowship


Submit your request for extension

Pfeil Application for the extension of an individual fellowship

   To apply for an extension of your individual fellowship, please follow these steps:

  • Fill out and submit the online application form with the following attachments (in a single PDF file):

    1. Interim report (max. 5 pages, please include presentation date) on the status of the dissertation
    2. Schedule until completion of the thesis
  • Ask your doctoral supervisor to fill out and submit an assessment of your interim reportAdobe by the application deadline.


How your application is handled:

Your application documents as well as the report(s) to accomany your application must be submitted to the Graduate Academy by the application deadline. An automatic email will be sent to you as soon as your application has been received; you will also receive an automatic message as soon as your evaluator(s) has/have submitted a report on your behalf to the Graduate Academy.

After the application deadline your application and the accompanying report(s) will be ranked by a faculty board. A university committee will make a final decision afterwards.




Privacy notice:

Your information and documents – unless submitted voluntarily – are necessary in order to decide on your application. Without this information, your application cannot be processed.

Please see the Data Protection Declaration of Heidelberg University for further information.


Frequently Asked Questions

A page with the most frequently asked questions about LGF fellowships is available here:
► FAQs about individual doctoral fellowships within the LGF programme


Statutes are available in German only.



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