Application as a Visiting Researcher


Doctoral students with high-quality projects and close relation to the GIGA’s research agenda may apply for a position as visiting doctoral researcher at the GIGA Doctoral Programme for a period between two and twelve months. These positions come with the following benefits:

  • full integration into the research structure of the GIGA and access to our research infrastructure
  • participation in the doctoral colloquium
  • office space (computer and telephone)
  • (free) courses on methods and some selected substantive themes hosted by the GIGA.

To apply, please send the following application documents to the Academic Development Manager:

  • motivation letter stating the content of your project, illustrating how it would fit into the GIGA's research agenda and how you would benefit from a stay at the GIGA
  • CV
  • research proposal of max. 2,000 words
  • a reference letter of your supervisor supporting the stay at the GIGA
  • proof of enrolment as a doctoral student.

Please also indicate the start and end month of the period you would like to stay.

Please note that there is high demand for these positions as well as a very strict limit on the number of visiting doctoral researchers the GIGA can host at once. Please apply well in advance!