[Germany] Doctoral Scholarships: Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics (HGSFP)

The Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics (HGSFP) at the University of Heidelberg, established in the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments, invites applications for Doctoral Scholarships in its core areas of modern fundamental physics: (a) Fundamental Interactions and Cosmology, (b) Astronomy and Cosmic Physics and (c) Quantum Dynamics and Complex Quantum Systems. The HGSFP combines doctoral projects at the forefront of international research in the areas mentioned above with a rich and thorough teaching program. Further information can be found on the School's web site:


The branch Astronomy & Cosmic Physics is the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Astronomy & Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg (http://www.mpia.de/imprs-hd). Astronomy students accepted into the Graduate School will automatically be members of the IMPRS-HD and conversely. Membership in the IMPRS for Quantum Dynamics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (http://www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/imprs-qd) is envisaged if appropriate.

Highly qualified and motivated national and international students are invited to apply. Applicants should hold a Master of Science or equivalent degree in physics. At equal levels of qualification, preference will be given to disabled candidates. Female students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications for scholarships should arrive by December 13, 2008. Applicants have to initiate their application registering via a web form available at www.fundamental-physics.uni-hd.de/scholarships.php.