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 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!