Internal scholarship applicants
23:59 CEST (UTC/GMT +2)
August 31st, annually

External funding applicants
Deadlines vary


BIGS-DR coordination team
Dr. Silke Tönsjost
Max Voit


Vacancies at ZEF

Deadline: varies depending on funding institution

You may also apply for a vacancy for a doctoral position in one of ZEF's projects. In this case, the topic, region, and discipline of the research are set by the project. You can apply only for vacancies announced on ZEF's website. Please apply first for the project vacancy with the contact person listed on the posting, and then submit your BIGS-DR application documents to bigs-dr[at] The deadlines are mentioned in the respective vacancies.

External funding: independent & self-funded