GRK  2062 "Molecular Principles of Synthetic Biology"

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First Grant

Female PhD-students of the GRK2062 have the opportunity to apply for extra funding (of up to 2.000 €) to carry out a so-called "mini-project" within the next 12 months. Creative projects which are particularly cost-intensive will be promoted.

To apply for funding please submit the following documents as single pdf-file by June 5, 2018  to

  • Motivation/justification
  • Project description (max. 3 pages)
  • Summary of all costs (including quotations)

Proposals will be evaluated by the GRK2062 Steering Committee.
Successful candidates have to write a short results report after the project is finished with special emphasis on "lessons learned".

Our awarded PhD-students to date:




Learning effects

With this measure female candidates learn to practice all stages of a research grant.

  • Stage 1: Writing of the proposal, including project description, giving thorough details on cost estimates (request for quotations, considering of taxes, transportation fees, etc.)

Once funding is granted:

  • Stage 2: Practical part within the lab, this includes dealing with orders, payments and ensuring to stay within the granted budget
  • Stage 3: Analysis of results
  • Stage 4: Writing a report (including "lessons learned")