• Creating the Future

    The Hector Fellow Academy initiates innovative research projects on latest scientific problems.


Doctoral students of the Hector Fellow Academy are employed as research assistants for a period of three years. The salary corresponds to the internal regulations at the university of the respective Hector Fellow (according to TV-L 13, up to 100%, based on the funding rates of the DFG for doctoral students).

As a doctoral student you also have 9,500€ as research funding every year at your disposal. Furthermore, you get the opportunity to take part in a variety of training sessions and networking events in order to obtain and support interdisciplinary competences and soft skills.

 At a glance

  • Opportunity to obtain the doctorate with an own research idea or
  • Application for a position advertised by the Hector Fellow
  • A funded position, not a scholarship
  • Extensive research funding
  • Membership in our research network
  • Collaboration with Hector Science Award winners (prize for outstanding research achievement and special commitment in teaching and the promotion of young scientists)
  • Training in management topics
  • Variety of training activities & networking events