Information for researchers

Scientists who are interested in working at our institute usually contact the respective research group leaders directly. Current job offers can be found here.

The institute also has a guest program, which offers scholarships for doctoral students and postdocs as well as for experienced guest researchers. Please contact the research group leader(s) in whose work you are interested directly. Below you will find the prerequisites for the awarding of grants for the individual groups.

PhD students

Doctoral students can receive a scholarship for a maximum of 6 months to attend an internship at the institute, to attend the IMPRS training program for evolutionary biology or to bridge the gap until they start a new job.

Requirements: Master degree or comparable qualification

Application: Applications can be made within the framework of specific calls for proposals or in consultation with the training program provider.


Postdocs from abroad who wish to carry out a research project at the Institute can receive a fellowship for a maximum of two years to prepare an application for self-financing or to bridge the waiting period until a decision on such an application is made.

Prerequisite: recent doctorate (max. one year before the start of the fellowship)

Application: directly to the head of the research project.

Decisions on doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships are made by the Guest Program Committee.


Guest researchers

Experienced scientists from abroad can receive scholarships to carry out joint projects at the institute, as well as for training purposes or sabbaticals.

Requirement: The researcher has a position at a foreign university or research institution and can return to this position, or the doctorate was completed more than 10 years ago.

Application: Directly to the scientific host - who can also approve the award.

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