The University of Mannheim awards fellowships provided by the funding program for the promotion of postgraduates of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (Landesgraduiertenförderung, LGF) to applicants who have above-average qualifications. The fellowships are funded by the Land of Baden-Württemberg and are awarded once a year, subject to the provision of the corresponding funds by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg (MWK).
The award process is based on the following directives:
Yes. Scholarship holders facing special personal circumstances may apply for the following social grants:
The additional grants amount to a maximum of EUR 500 per month. For further information, please refer to section 2 subsection 3 of the general statutes of the University of Mannheim on the implementation of the LGFG.
The most important criterion in the award process is the applicant's academic qualification. According to section 2 LGFG, the fellowships are primarily awarded to doctoral students who possess outstanding qualifications and who pursue a dissertation project that is expected to make an important contribution to research. For further criteria for the grant, please refer to the respective call for applications.
Funding according to the act on the promotion of postgraduates of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz, LGFG) is excluded if you
Due to tax regulations, receiving an LGF fellowship while simultaneously being employed at the university is only possible if there is a separation in terms of content, time and space between the fellowship and the employment relationship. If the supervisor also supervises the doctoral dissertation project, an LGF fellowship may only be awarded in exceptional cases and only subject to review by the Human Resources division. Further information can be found in the following circular letter. The form to confirm the separation of fellowship and employment can be found under our important downloads.
The fellowships to be awarded are advertised publicly, including information on eligibility, application deadlines, funding periods and the amount of funding. During the application period, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the application process.
The application documents submitted on time are first checked with regard to formal requirements and completeness and then submitted to the expert committees of the individual schools/