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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - IRI THESys

Doctoral Funding

Members of the THESys Graduate Program should have secured their own funding (min. 1,000 Euro per month, for at least two years) for the duration of their doctoral research. In case prospective applicants receive no funding but have an interesting research idea and a potential supervisor at IRI THESys, we will support them in finding a funding source.

For current vacancies and PhD positions, please screen the following websites:



THESys regional partner institutions

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

The German Federal Environmental Foundation is one of Europe's largest foundations and promotes innovative and exemplary environmental projects.

Heinrich Böll Stiftung

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year. Applicants should have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice.

Elsa-Neumann Scholarship

The Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship (formally known as NaFöG) issues scholarships or special grants to particularly qualified young researchers and artists for up to three years.


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe each year.


The Robert Bosch Stiftung offers many scholarships to support young researchers in the sciences and promotes international exchange.


The Volkswagen Foundation develops independent funding initiatives in pioneering new areas of research.


If you have any further questions, please contact Kathrin Klementz.