PhD scholarships in cooperation with the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School
Since the beginning of 2013, the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (PHGS), as the umbrella structure of DESY and the University of Hamburg, has offered a PhD trainig program in the research fields of particle and astroparticle physics, photon science, nanoscience, infection and structural biology.
The PHGS stands for the "E" in PIER, the "Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research“ of the University of Hamburg and DESY. Within the framework of the PHGS, the Joachim Herz Foundation awarded full scholarships to outstanding young scientists. The foundation supported 16 young researchers from India, Nepal, China, Greece, Turkey, Poland and Germany who have succeeded in a multistage selection procedure.
In addition to a monthly allowance, the scholarship provided grants for initial requirements and language courses as well as funds for participation in international conferences, stays at a research lab and for jointly organizing a PhD workshop.