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Helmholtz Research School
Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions

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What we offer

MICMoR offers supplemental funding for up to 24 PhD students from a Climate Change background performing their research in the MICMoR environment. Both, national and international PhD students with a distinct orientation of their PhD topic towards interdisciplinary research at the interfaces of atmosphere-biosphere and pedo-/hydrosphere processes can apply for a fellowship.

Two kinds of Fellowships are offered: Resident Fellows are students at a German university that will participate in the MICMoR research training activities and conduct their dissertation research project with a focus on the TERENO-prealpine observatory region. Typically, Resident Fellows will be recruited from one of our partner universities. Associate Fellows are international PhD students, who will pursue dissertation projects with a thematic connection to MICMoR and will participate in the MICMoR research training activities, however, their PhD projects will have no direct relation to the TERENO-prealpine observatory. Typically, Associate Fellows will be enrolled at a university abroad.

Resident Fellowships include

  • Fully supported participation in a research training programme in climate change disciplines
  • A top-level research environment & infrastructure at IMK-IFU and partner institutions, e.g. at TERENO pre-Alpine Observatory
  • Sponsorship of conference participation and research visits abroad
  • Structured mentoring through a Thesis Advisory Committee
  • Stimulating work within a scientific community network and exchange with international experts

In close cooperation with our partners and thanks to our staff of internationally-recognised and highly rated expert scientists in Climate Change disciplines, MICMoR offers a world-class and unique research environment for PhD students to study past, present and future changes of the climate system. If you would like to be part of a research network with renowned research institutions at the cutting edge of regional scale climate research, and to work in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches, then we look forward to receiving your application.

For details on application requirements see here.