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28.10.2021: International PhD Students' Meeting at the Heldenbar

Our next International PhD Students' Meeting is a great occasion to meet fellow doctoral researchers, especially for newcomers, and to ask the BYRD team all sorts of questions. Germans who want to meet their international fellows are also very welcome!

Der Schatten des Denkmals der Bremer Stadtmusikanten auf dem Boden.

Shut Up and Write! Bi-weekly online writing space for doctoral researchers

New dates after the summer break!

Writing is more fun when you're in good company - that's why we have established Shut Up and Write, a bi-weekly space for you to work on your dissertation. No registration necessary - just drop in and write! Please find the dates and the necessary Zoom information here.


16.11.2021: PhD Navigator - A course through the German Academic System

Doing a PhD in Germany brings a lot of challenges – the most important one is to understand the German academic system and the course of a PhD in Germany. This training explains the hidden rules of the academic system in Germany. It provides insight in formalities, rules, phases, time-lines, tasks and common pitfalls to draw a clearer picture of a PhD project and what is expected from a PhD candidate. A reflective view about communication and relations to supervisors, colleagues and other co-workers will support a greater understanding of mutual expectations and how to get the support you need.

Der Universitäts-Boulevard mit der Bibliothek im Hintergrund.

Congratulations to the winners

Award for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision 2021

We cordially congratulate Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler and Prof. Dr. Heiko Pleines to the Award for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision at the University of Bremen in 2021. Several nominations showed impressively their engagement for their doctoral candidates. Vice president Research Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther, Bremen's senator for research Dr. Claudia Schilling, and Dr. Reinhard Ahlers from the Alumni Verein honored the winners for their professional and encouraging support of PhD candidates. The price money of 2000 Euro each is sponsored by Alumni der Universität Bremen e.V and awarded for the specific purpose of facilitating the success of doctoral candidates.

Konrektorin und Preisträger Promotionsbetreuung

BYRD supports Postdoc Network Groups

Do you work as a postdoctoral researcher at Bremen University and would like to connect to other researchers in a similar position? Do you have ideas for collective or interdisciplinary projects? Would you like to be part of a group who support each other and further qualify together? We offer funding of up to EUR 2.500 per year for a BYRD Postdoc Network!


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YUFE Mobility Award - Call is open

YUFE Mobility Award - Call is open!

The University of Bremen offers funding for researchers at all career stages and all fields to carry out research stays at the partner universities. Monthly grants of up to 1500 Euro are available, also for visits in Bremen.


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Follow us on Facebook! We will keep you updated about upcoming BYRD workshops and will share news and calls that are of relevance to early-career researchers or concern funding options.

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