Individual Doctoral Projects at Fraunhofer Institutes
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft supports internationally networked, application-oriented research and is the largest organisation of its kind in Europe.
PhD students can complete a doctorate while working on exciting projects in the newest areas of technology with state-of-the-art equipment at a Fraunhofer Institute.
Who can apply?
PhD students with
- an outstanding university degree equivalent to a German Master’s degree
- the ability to conduct independent research
- teamworking and communication skills
- a good knowledge of the English language
Type and extent of funding
Work contract (usually part-time) with a salary based on the collective agreement for public sector employees. Bonuses possible depending on performance and success.
Generally 3 years with possible extension up to 6 years.
Applications should be submitted to the respective Fraunhofer Institute. Vacancies and closing dates are advertised on the websites of individual institutes or on the job exchange.