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Application process


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The Hector Fellow Academy annually announces several PhD vacancies. Excellent Master students may apply with an interesting self-developed research idea in the field of one of the Hector Fellows.

Application process

PhD project ideas may be submitted to the Hector Fellow Academy via the application portal from 1st of August until 31st of October 2016. After the application deadline, the documents will be reviewed for completeness and will be sent to the preferred Hector Fellow. The Hector Fellows will contact the promising candidates between November and December. The final candidates have to present themselves and their projects on January 27, 2017 in Heidelberg. Thereafter, the final decisions are made.

The candidates will be examined according to their qualifications, the value and sophistication of their PhD proposal and the alignment of the chosen subject with the research focus of the respective Hector Fellow.


  • Submission of a self-developed innovative scientific issue within the field of one of the Hector Fellows
  • Master's degree with excellent performance
  • Very good English skills
  • Readiness to move to the local area of the university of the selected Hector Fellow

  • Furthermore, students may not have completed their Master's degree at the university of their chosen Hector Fellow and their master thesis may not have been supervised by the selected Hector Fellow.