This year´s application round is closed.
The next round will open in spring 2021.

The IMPRS application deadline has passed, the selection procedure is now ongoing.

Selection procedure

The applications are reviewed by the coordinator and the steering committee of IMPRS for Evolutionary Biology (IMPRS-EB). They will specifically look at your motivation and your interest in evolutionary biology but also at your academic qualification and suitability for the program/project. Shortlisted candidates will then be telephone interviewed by all members of the IMPRS-EB faculty. The successful telephone candidates will be invited to the Interview Days.

During the Selection Symposium, the candidates are expected to present their most relevant research project and will have the opportunity to meet with IMPRS faculty and students. There will be enough time to discuss previous training and research experience, to evaluate future plans, and to learn more about the IMPRS program and ongoing research in the working groups. After the Interview Days, the IMPRS faculty makes their decision on the candidates who are best suitable for the program. Travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the IMPRS.

Note: Due to the measure taken by most countries all over the world in order to slow down the Covid-19 pandemic, we do not know yet if and how the Selection Symposium will be held in June. Information will follow.

However, we are looking forward to autumn, when the new PhD students will start in our graduate program.

Schedule of the upcoming events

March 15 Application deadline (passed)

March 30 - April 24


First Interviews (via telephone and/or Skype)

June 22 - 25


Interview days: introduction to all three research institutions, poster presentations, (personal) interviews and sightseeing

Sept 21


Start of the program with general information and the rotation period

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