Graduate Funding at the University of Greifswald

Every semester, the University of Greifswald awards scholarships to particularly highly-qualified junior academics preparing to do their doctorates.
The basis for this is provided by the Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz (Act on State Graduate Funding - LGFG M-V) of 20 November 2008, effective as of 18 December 2008, and the Landesgrauiertenförderungsverordnung (Ordinance on State Graduate Funding - LGFVO M-V) of 23 March 2010, effective as of 01 April 2010, and the University of Greifswald’s Senate’s ruling of 19 May 2010.

The scholarships are awarded subject to the availability of state budgetary funds and corporate budgetary funds.

 Important: The call for applications for scholarships for summer semester 2023 begins on 30 November 2022! Application deadline is 05 February 2023.

Members of the Grant Commission

In accordance with § 8 I LGFG M-V, the Grant Commission comprises:

1. Head of the university or a deputy appointed by him/her to chair the Commission
2. at least two professors
3. a research assistant or other member of academic staff
4. one graduate student

The members shall be elected by the senate of the university; the term of office shall be two years for the members listed under nos. 2 and 3, and one year for the member listed under no. 4.

The current members are:

Prof. Schneider, Pro-Rector for Research, Digitisation and Transfer
Prof. Schumacher, Faculty of Arts and Humanities (deputy: Prof. Beck)
Prof. Münzenberg, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (deputy: Prof. Haberzettl)
Prof. Soretz, Faculty of Law and Economics (deputy: N.N.)
Prof. Krüger, Faculty of Medicine (deputy: Prof. Krey)
Prof. Rosenstock, Faculty of Theology (deputy: Prof. Assel)
Dr. Mia Bengtsson, postdoctoral fellow (deputy: Maria Moynihan)
Fabian Fleßner, student member (deputy: N.N.)

State Graduate Funding from State Funds

Every semester, the University of Greifswald awards scholarships to particularly highly-qualified junior academics preparing to do their doctorates.
The basis for this is provided by the Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz (Act on State Graduate Funding - LGFG M-V) of 20/11/2008 and the Landesgrauiertenförderungsverordnung (Ordinance on State Graduate Funding - LGFVO M-V) of 23/03/2010. The scholarships are awarded subject to the availability of state budgetary funds.

The state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern awards an additional Caspar David Friedrich Scholarship to support young artistic talents (separate application process!). More details can be found under www.cdfi.de.
After being publicised at the University, the requests for funding according to the LGFG M-V should be sent to the Appointments and Scholarships Office. They will be able to provide you with the required application forms and further details and answer your questions.

Requirements for Allocation of a Scholarship
- Successfully completed university degree with well above average marks, which qualifies the student for commencing doctoral studies
- Admission to the University of Greifswald for carrying out a doctorate and academic supervision from two of the University’s professors
- The planned scientific project must be expected to make an important contribution to research or contribution to the improvement of the industrial competitiveness of the State.
- Enrolment to the University of Greifswald as a doctoral candidate.

Exclusion from Funding
Funding is not possible, if the applicant or prospective recipient of the scholarship
- has already obtained a doctorate,
- has already received funding for the same project,
- already receives or has already received funding for another doctoral project,
- is currently in training or a traineeship, that is not going to be interrupted,
- is currently employed, unless it is a job that is compatible with the funding and has a very limited workload.

Type and Extent of the Scholarship
Scholarships are initially granted for the period of one year. The period of funding usually amounts to two years, in exceptions a total maximum of three years. The basic scholarship amounts to 1,100.00 euros. If students fulfil the corresponding requirements, they may receive a family supplement of 150.00 euros for the first child and 100.00 euros for every other child.
Allowances for material costs can be granted if the doctoral project is part of a DFG Research Training Group.

Bogislaw Scholarship

The University of Greifswald awards scholarships to particularly highly achieving, talented and qualified doctoral candidates to help them prepare their doctorates.
The basis for this is provided by the Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz (Act on State Graduate Funding - LGFG M-V) of 20/11/2008, the Landesgrauiertenförderungsverordnung (Ordinance on State Graduate Funding - LGFVO M-V) of 23/03/2010 and the Senate’s ruling of 19/05/2010. The scholarships are allocated subject to the availability of budgetary funds.
The funding should give doctoral candidates the opportunity to unfold above average skills and to produce high quality doctorates and thus to make a contribution to academic research.  The Bogislaw Scholarship is made available through funds from the corporate budget of the University of Greifswald.

After being publicised at the University, the requests for funding according to the LGFG M-V should be sent to the Appointments and Scholarships Office. They will be able to provide you with the required application forms and further details and answer your questions.

Requirements for Allocation of a Scholarship
- Successfully completed university degree with well above average marks, which qualifies the student for commencing doctoral studies
- Admission to the University of Greifswald for carrying out a doctorate and academic supervision from two of the University’s professors
- The planned scientific project must be expected to make an important contribution to research or contribution to the improvement of the industrial competitiveness of the State.
- Enrolment to the University of Greifswald as a doctoral candidate.

Exclusion from Funding
Funding is not possible, if the applicant or prospective recipient of the scholarship
- has already obtained a doctorate,
- has already received funding for the same project,
- already receives or has already received funding for another doctoral project,
- is currently in training or a traineeship, that is not going to be interrupted,
- is currently employed, unless it is a job that is compatible with the funding and has a very limited workload.

Type and Extent of the Scholarship
Scholarships are initially granted for the period of one year. The period of funding usually amounts to two years, in exceptions a total maximum of three years. The basic scholarship amounts to 1,200.00 euros. If students fulfil the corresponding requirements, they may receive a family supplement of 150.00 euros for the first child and 100.00 euros for every other child.
Allowances for material costs can be granted if the doctoral project is part of a DFG Research Training Group.