Application Documents and Submission


Application Documents and Submission

Applications can be submitted in German or in English.

For a complete application, application and project documents as well as at least three publications must be submitted.

Application Documents

  • Tabular CV
  • List of publications
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page) incl. justification for the application
  • Copy of the approval of the dissertation topic
  • Statement of the dissertation supervisor (optional)

Project documents

  • Exposé of the dissertation project (5-7 pages, excl. bibliography)
    including a description of the theoretical background, the research question(s), and information on previous work as well as the work plan for the completion of the dissertation


  • At least three scientific publications in PDF format (abstract and full article) published or accepted for publication as first author.
    These publications must be peer-reviewed (paper in a workshop proceedings / conference proceedings / journal) and can also be the result of other research activities (e.g. in the context of the master thesis).

If necessary, we can provide the platform to upload a video in addition to the application documents, for example to visualize complex technical processes. This is not mandatory and can be arranged upon inquiry.

Submitting the documents and upload via online form
The prepared documents are to be submitted via the online form.
Upon receipt of the completed form, the applicant's data will be entered into the database of the Department of Fellowships and Awards.


Fill out the online form and upload the application documents in three PDF files. Protected files will not be accepted. The size of each file must not exceed 5 MB.

Confirmation of receipt of the documents

After you have uploaded the application documents, you will receive a PDF document by e-mail that you will have to print and sign. Return a scan of the signed form in PDF format (single file) as an attachment to a reply to the received email (click reply button).
IMPORTANT: The default subject and recipient must not be changed.


After an application has been received on time, it will be checked that it is complete and meets the formal criteria and then entered into the database of the Department of Fellowships and Awards with a project number (A-number).

When all applications have been checked for completeness, all applicants will receive an e-mail confirmation.


Research Areas
Computer Science, Technical Science


Value of the Award
10.000,- Euro

Deadline for Submissions:
September 20, 2024