LMU Completion Grant
LMU Munich awards completion grants for outstanding doctoral candidates on the verge of finalizing their thesis, who have no other source of funding for the requested period. The stipend amounts to 1,103 Euro per month. The completion grant can be awarded for up to six months, depending on the previous funding of the candidate:
- Doctoral candidates who have already received three years of funding for their doctoral project (this includes employments, stipends, or similar) are eligible only in exceptional cases and only for a maximum of three months. Detailed reasons have to be given, why the dissertation wasn't finished in these three years.
- Doctoral candidates who have received less than three years of funding for their doctoral project, may apply for up to six months.
|Program objective||Support for outstanding doctoral researchers on the verge of finalizing their thesis. Submission of the dissertation should be envisaged at the end of the funding period. Applications for intermediate funding cannot be considered. For a cumulative doctoral thesis, the required publications (according to the relevant doctoral degree regulations) need to be already sufficiently completed so that the finalization of the dissertation during the funding period is possible.|
|Target group||Doctoral candidates of LMU Munich with a university degree qualifying them for the doctorate who have no other source of funding for the requested period|
|Mode of support||Stipend|
|Amount||1,103 Euro per month (no additional funding for family allowance, insurance allowances, any additional travel and material expenses etc.)|
|Income||Any other income over 350 Euro per month ("brutto", pre-taxes) will be fully deducted from the scholarship.|
Funding is only possible until submission of the thesis, but not for the preparation of the defense.
|Application||The application must be submitted via the GraduateCenterLMU Portal.
Please prepare the following documents:
To complete your application you will need two academic reference letters.
One letter must be written by your first supervisor. It should contain an assessment of the actual state of your work and the feasibility of the work and time schedule, as well as a confirmation that financing from funds of the chair/institute/department as well as, if applicable, a further financing from an ongoing third-party funded project is not possible.
The second letter must be written by another academic advisor (Professor or "Privatdozent" (academic title "PD")).
Your first supervisor respectively the second academic advisor must send their reference letters directly to the GraduateCenterLMU by email in due time (email@example.com).
|Contact||For inquiries concerning the LMU Completion Grant, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Application deadline||Funding period|
|November 15, 2023||February 1, 2024 – August 31, 2024|
|March 15, 2024||June 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024|