DFG Research Training Group: DAAD PhD Scholarship 3102 views

DFG Research Training Group “Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World” at the University of Potsdam offers PhD scholarships up to 3 or 4 years in Debris-flow susceptibility in Southern Germany. The project is funded by funded by the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Duration: 3 years (or up to 4 years)

Scholarship value:

  • a monthly rate of 1000 Euro
  • travel support and potential support for studies and research
  • combined insurance (health, accident, liability)
  • potential support for rent, or family allowance
  • full funding for a German language course in Germany of up to 6 months, preceding the scholarship


  • The selected candidate will be fully integrated in the activities and the teaching curriculum of the NatRiskChange
  • Research Training Group, and enjoy the vibrant international research environment in the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Potsdam.


  • Applicant must hold excellent Master’s degree in Geophysics, Geomorphology, Geology or closely related fields
  • Applicant must demonstrate background in studies of natural hazards, Earth surface processes and near-surface geophysics; programming and data processing skills; geo-scientific and geophysical fieldwork experience
  • Applicant must possess good English language skills


Applications must include the following materials:

  • detailed CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Brief research concept (max 2 pages) for the PhD project (focussing on a plan on how to quantify the susceptibility to debris flows in small catchments with near-surface geophysics and geomorphology)
  • Master and bachelor certificates including a transcript of records, an English synopsis of the Master thesis
  • List of publications, oral and/or poster presentations at conferences
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Application to be sent, by e-mail, in one single PDF document (< 10 MB) to Dr. Theresia Petrow (natrisk@uni-potsdam.de).
Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Potsdam
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Geophysics, Geomorphology, Geology
Fellowship amount Fully-funded
Eligibility Open to all nationalities

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