We will begin accepting applications from this page for our next hiring round on September 15. The application deadline is November 15, 2024.

We seek students who want to earn a Ph.D. while contributing to world-leading research in areas such as:

Since we seek to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented, we explicitly encourage women to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our institutions.

Do I get financial support?

Admission will be competitive. If selected, you will receive funding via an employment contract, subject to the rules of the Max Planck Society and the two participating universities.

How does the selection procedure work?

Our faculty and staff will carefully review the materials you submit. A selected group of applicants will be invited to personal interviews that will take place in Stuttgart and Tübingen. Interview travel costs will be paid by the IMPRS-IS, so interested students should apply regardless of their financial resources.

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