The Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich , Germany – PhD scholarships

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The Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich is offering PhD fellowships for MSc graduates from any relevant discipline and any country who are interested in interdisciplinary research to apply. Applications from women are particularly encouraged. For all students admitted to the QBM program, participation is free: the School does not charge tuition or fees. QBM students receive financial support includes a fellowship package totaling about 1700 €/month in take-home pay, which permits an adequate standard even for the relatively high cost of living in Munich. In addition, the School provides financial support for educational and scientific activities such as conference travel, as well as relocation and child care expenses. The application deadline is January 5, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded to study QBM’s integrated interdisciplinary PhD program available in the area of integrated quantitative analysis of biological systems.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
Scholarship Provider: The Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM) (The School is a joint initiative by leading scientists from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich as well as from the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry and the Helmholtz Center Munich.)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: MSc graduates from any relevant discipline (biochemistry, biophysics, (physical) chemistry, theoretical physics, mathematics, statistics, (bio)informatics) and any country who are interested in interdisciplinary research to apply; university particularly encourages the application of women. Please note that you need to have completed your Master’s degree by the time you start the QBM program, but not necessarily at the time of application.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students from any country can apply for these PhD fellowships.

Scholarship Description: QBMGraduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM), newly established School is designed to prepare young life scientists for the emerging era of quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience. It provides an innovative, integrated PhD training program that is international in outlook and brings together a range of diverse disciplines, from biochemistry and medicine to bioinformatics, experimental and theoretical (bio-)physics, and applied mathematics. Both student research projects and classroom teaching are highly interdisciplinary, with a thematic focus on the problem of gene regulation in all its facets. The School is a joint initiative by leading scientists from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich as well as from the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry and the Helmholtz Center Munich.

Number of award(s): It is expected to admit 25 students per year on average.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? For all students admitted to the QBM program, participation is free: the School does not charge tuition or fees. QBM students receive an attractive compensation package that is competitive with other top graduate schools in the life sciences in Europe. The comprehensive financial support includes a fellowship package totaling about 1700 €/month in take-home pay, which permits an adequate standard even for the relatively high cost of living in Munich. In addition, the School provides financial support for educational and scientific activities such as conference travel, as well as relocation and child care expenses.

Selection Criteria: Based on their written application, selected candidates will be invited for a one week visit to Munich to explore the mutual interest. Travel expenses and accommodation for the interview week will be covered by QBM.

Notification: Candidates will be notified by January 30, 2015. The Interview week in Munich is scheduled for February 23-27, 2015.

How to Apply: All applications have to be submitted in English through online application tool. Applications submitted by mail or email will not be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 5, 2015, and Deadline for references is January 10, 2015 (12pm CET).

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