The Graduate Center of the University of Bremen works under the mottos "PhD networks", "independent research" and "personality development". We will be pleased to inform you on any general issues surrounding your doctoral studies and inform you about our very varied qualification program, which also contains details of the training measures offered by our cooperation partners. We can also offer assistance in joining Doc-Networks and PhD success teams, in which doctoral students work together and offer reciprocal support.
Our team is here to help everyone who is either just interested in obtaining a PhD or has already been accepted as a doctoral student or their supervisors. For advice pertaining to your actual dissertation you should contact the professors in the respective faculties.
A PhD project requires a lot of energy, commitment and stamina. Hence, maintaining a good work-life-balance is key and will remain relevant throughout your professional life. Do you feel exhausted and would like to know how to balance your personal life with your commitment for your PhD project? This workshop provides you with an overview of warning signals and critical factors that might lead to stress-related disease. Special interest will be paid to factors that enhance your health and prove useful as “first aid kit” when feeling exhausted. You will be able to identify critical pitfalls coming from stress, handle them in a more relaxed way thus using them for your own benefit. More information...
How should research results be documented? What is the right way to cite? How does one handle image sources? Answers to questions about working correctly are provided in the eLearning course "Good Academic Practice during Doctoral Studies" in German and English. GRADE, the graduate academy of the Goethe University Frankfurt, has designed this course to be interdisciplinary and has provided a review of additional topics regarding doctoral work: how to wisely plan and organize the research project and which legal aspects, such as in labor law or copyright law, are relevant for doctoral researchers. In cooperation with GRADE from February 2017 on, the eLearning course can be attended by doctoral researchers of University of Bremen! Five modules are available, containing comprehensive information, tests to check the knowledge gained as well as supplementary information materials. Completing all the modules takes about 60 minutes. At the end, you can choose to receive a certificate. You can view a demo version here. For receiving a license key for your individual registration please send an email to Diana Ebersberger.
PhD students who carry out interviews as part of their research can use a new service from ProUB: From now on digital recording equipment (Olympus WS-812) and a USB foot pedal for easier and faster transcription (for use with the programs f4 and f5) can be lent. For more information please contact Friederike Voet.
The Graduate Center PLUS is a measure contained in the Institutional Strategy to expand the offer of ProUB and aimed at achieving a “plus” in the quality of training for our doctoral students. Funding will be made available for doc-networks, success teams, external supervisors and postgraduate research projects. You can find more information here.
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Bridging stipends for prospective doctoral candidates for a maximum of two six-month periods. Applications to be submitted by March 1st, 2017. Six stipends are available. (more information).
Impulse Grants: Doctoral students can receive support (up to 1500 €) for activities that clearly contribute to an added value within the context of their PhD. Next application deadline: 15 February 2017 (more information).