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Programme Details

In order to successfully complete the programme iRTG-PartSciTech members must, in addition to submitting, defending and depositing their doctoral thesis according to the examination regulations of their faculty, satisfy the following requirements:

  • Author of at least two publications (at least one as first author) related to the dissertation in an ISI Web of Knowledge-indexed journal
  • Attend at least three lecture courses during doctoral work (with confirmation of participation) from the four iRTG-PST focal subjects
  • Participate in CRC 1411 monthly seminars, annual retreats, international symposia and at least one methodologies workshop

  • Extended research stay abroad (min. 1 month)
  • Actively attend an international conference (oral presentation/poster)
  • Handle a third party / industry funded project
  • Draft a proposal for a third party / industry funded project
  • Publish an additional publication as main author

  • (Co-)Organisation of a workshop, symposium etc.
  • Organisational participation in a science fair presence or research communication event (e.g. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften)
  • Active participation in teaching: hold an exercise or lab course; or take over the ‘technical mentoring’ of a master’s project
  • Participation in one or more key qualification course(s) of the iRTG-PartSciTech, GS AMP, FAU GC, etc., to promote leadership qualities

  • Social mentoring of (younger) fellow doctoral researchers, in particular from abroad (‘buddying’)
  • Support for a guest scientist from abroad
  • Role in a students’ board, university commission, as students’ advisor, GS AMP Representative, etc.
  • Participation in a social research communication event (e.g. Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, Department events)
  • Participation in one or more key qualification course(s) of the iRTG-PartSciTech, GS AMP, FAU GC, etc., to promote social and/or communication skills
  • Participation in a Scientific English course
  • For foreigners: Advanced German language course

Each doctoral researcher participating in iRTG-PST will have two co-mentors, usually CRC 1411 PIs. Typically their first mentor will be the PI of the subproject to which they contribute. The co-mentor may be, but not necessarily, a close collaboration partner within CRC 1411.