COFUND Application Procedure

Step 1: Please fill out the entire online application form.

Please note that problems can occur when text containing symbols, formulae, and/or any special formatting is copied into the online form. This can be avoided by checking the text first with the standard text editor on your computer.

Step 2: In order to complete your application you are required to send us further documents:

(1) COFUND CV Template (please download the template here)
(2) Project Summary (5-10 DIN A4-pages, including a work/time schedule, please download template here)
(3) A Letter of Motivation (max. 1 DIN A4-page)
(4) Scanned signed letters from at least 2 of the referees named in the COFUND CV template
(5) A scanned copy of your PhD, MA and BA certificates (or equivalent qualifications)

Note: All application documents must be submitted in English.
For the Project Summary and the Letter of Motivation please use 2 cm top, bottom and side margins, font Arial, font size 10, 1.5 line spacing.

Only complete applications with all requested documents (1-5) will be considered.

Step 3: Submit your application

(1) Convert your documents into one pdf file, name it “appl.DRS-COFUND-2013.lastname.firstname” and send it by e-mail to fellowship-drs[at] Make sure your file does not exceed 10 MB in size.
(2) E-mail Subject: “Application for DRS-COFUND-2013: lastname firstname”
(3) Deadline for submission: August 31, 2012

Once your application is complete, you will receive an acknowledgement together with an individual code number and login details for a secure web page to be able to view the anonymized selection results. Applicants will be notified by e-mail when new results are announced.