Research Proposal PhD Scholarship at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz 2022

For the academic year 2022/23, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is accepting applications for the Research Proposal PhD Scholarship in Germany.

Johannes Gutenberg University Research Proposal PhD Scholarship

The proposal fellowships are designed to assist prospective candidates in developing a compelling research proposal over the six-month scholarship term. This lays the groundwork for a successful PhD scholarship application or job application at an institution. In addition to financial assistance, the scholarship provides extensive non-material assistance. Workshops on research proposal writing and PhD preparation, as well as other advising and skill development opportunities, are also available.

Worth of Scholarship

  • The monthly scholarship amount is 1,450 €. (basic scholarship plus a flat rate allowance for research costs).
  • There’s a chance you’ll get a childcare stipend as well.

Requirements for the Johannes Gutenberg University Research Proposal PhD Scholarship

For the sake of this scholarship, applications are welcomed from

  • Any university’s advanced students or graduates (in Germany or abroad). Students who have or will soon have a degree that qualifies them to pursue a PhD at Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU);
  • advanced students or international university graduates interested in pursuing a PhD at JGU. Students who have applied for recognition of their foreign credentials and have already filed or are preparing to submit an application;
  • persons who are presently undergoing an aptitude assessment/fast track process at JGU in order to be considered for admission to PhD study.

How to Apply for the Johannes Gutenberg University Research Proposal PhD Scholarship

Make sure you include the following papers with your application:

  • Application form
  • CV in tabular format
  • Cover letter (1-2 pages)
  • All university degrees’ certificates (including Transcripts of Records).
  • If a degree certificate is not yet available, a current Transcript of Records should be sent.

Include as well.


  • project overview (maximum of 2-3 pages + maximum of 1-page bibliography) This should contain a working title for the PhD as well as a description of the subject in which it will be completed.
    (max. 1-2 pages.) Letter of reference from a university instructor (JGU or home university.)
  • confirmation from a JGU professor who is qualified to supervise the PhD topic selected and is willing to mentor the applicant throughout the funding time. (This does not indicate that the PhD will be supervised afterward.) The mentor’s confirmation of supervision may be supplied in the form of an informal letter and scanned into the application.
  • You should provide a description of any specific variables that have influenced your schooling or study, if appropriate. It’s crucial to explain how this led to the maximum three-year gap between graduation and application not being met.

Deadline: The application window for the Research Proposal PhD Scholarship concludes on June 15, 2022.

For more information and to apply, go here.

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