SDG Graduate Program
Target group and program description
Individuals with the right to pursue a doctoral degree are eligible to apply. The interdisciplinary research project should address content-related interfaces between at least two SDGs. It should also be evident how and in which steps external funding will be obtained for a larger collaborative project. Applicants should be employed at the University of Kassel, be eligible for a PhD throughout the duration of the project, and come from at least two different clusters (technology, nature, society, culture) within the team. Formats of structured and joint doctoral supervision are planned. In addition, contributions to graduate support at the new Science Center will be made.
1. Applicant details (CV, five major publications related to the research topic, externally funded projects from the last five years attached).
2. Project description:
- Content-related description of the research and organizational concept as well as the preliminary work,
- Planning for the participation of doctoral students,
- Outline of a qualification offer,
- planned third-party funding, prospects for continuation and explanation of why the application to this funding institution is relevant and promising,
- Time and work plan for the funding,
- if applicable, references to existing graduate centers and
- Cost plan, if applicable, including own funds/property resources of the participating departments; distribution of funding in the consortium.
The length of the proposal is limited to ten pages (without appendix).
Expected deliverables during the grant
- Establishment of a structured PhD environment along an innovative research question related to at least two Sustainable Development Goals,
- Multiple supervision of the doctoral student by at least two doctoral-eligible persons,
- Contribution to SDG graduate funding,
- Provision of a structured professional qualification program with a timetable for the duration of the program the duration of the program supplemented by the use of interdisciplinary structured offerings,
- evelopment of a connectable external funding proposal within the funding period,
First draft of proposal and publication strategy after approx. 12 months, revised draft after approx. draft after approx. 24 months; submission after 36 months at the latest and
Duration and Decision Procedure
The funding period is 3.5 years between 2022 and 2025.
The application deadline is Sept. 30, 2021; funding is scheduled to begin Feb. 1, 2022. Funding up to two groups will be funded.
For the preparation of the corresponding presidium decision, a commission consisting of three members of the founding directorate (applicants are excluded) and three external members from other universities, selects consortia for funding. On an distribution of expertise within the commission across the various clusters is ensured. across the different clusters. In addition, by decision of the selection committee, a by other experts is also possible.
Scope of funding
The selected consortia will each receive four (or three plus more extensive 0.66 FTE EG 13 TV-H positions for the employment of doctoral students over a period of 3.5 years. term of 3.5 years.
Employment of doctoral candidates is possible. The positions are positions are divisible, provided they are supplemented by own funds to appropriate contract appropriate contract volumes. Funding is available for up to two projects in total.
In addition, funding for office equipment can be requested. Any additional must be compensated by lower personnel costs (compare consortium with three 0.66 FTE EG 13 TV-H positions plus more extensive equipment funds).
Responsible for the procedure and application
Department for Development Planning
Contact for questions:
Dr. Malte Lassen
Applications should be sent to the Founding Director at email@example.com with "SDG Graduate Program Application" in the subject line.