IMPRS Faculty FAQs

2022 IMPRS Call

Q: How many PhD projects can be advertised?

A: Technically, the number of advertised projects is not limited. The IMPRS can, however, only co-fund 1 to 2 IMPRS students in UoC groups and 6 to 7 IMPRS students in MPIPZ groups. The IMPRS tries to balance co-funding across IMPRS faculty members. It is thus advisable to internally, e.g. within the UoC's Institute for Plant Sciences or within MPIPZ Departments, discuss IMPRS co-funding.

These IMPRS faculty members have received IMPRS co-funding during the current IMPRS funding period:


Bucher: 2 (2019, 2021 call)
de Meaux: 1 (2021 call)
Höcker: 1 (2020 call)
Hülskamp: 1 (2021 call)
Kopriva: 1 (2021 call)
Zuccaro: 1 (2020 call)

MPIPZ Department of Chromosome Biology

Mercier: 2 (2019, 2020 call)
Novikova: 1 (2021 call)

MPIPZ Department of Comparative Development & Genetics

Laurent: 2 (2019, 2020 call)
Tsiantis: 3 (2019, 2020, 2021 call)

MPIPZ Department of Developmental Biology

Coupland: 2 (2019, 2021 call)
Formosa-Jordan: 1 (2020 call)
Fulgione: 1 (2020 call)
Turck: 1 (2021 call)

MPIPZ Department of Plant Microbe Interactions

Garrido-Oter: 1 (2021 call)
Hacquard: 1 (2020 call)
Parker: 2 (2019, 2020 call)
Schulze-Lefert: 1 (2021 call)

MPIPZ Independent Research Groups

Grube Andersen: 1 (2020 call)
Hancock: 1 (2019 call)
Hay: 1 (2020 call)
Nakagami: 1 (2021 call)

Q: How will IMPRS students be funded?

A: The co-funded IMPRS students (i.e. 1 to 2 at the UoC and 6 to 7 at the MPIPZ) will be funded by the IMPRS for 12 months with an MPG support contract (TVöD 65 % E13). The IMPRS faculty member must have secured funding at TVöD 65 % E13 level for at least two more years.

Q: Can I advertise a position which is not co-funded by the IMPRS?

A: Yes. If you have secured funding at TVöD 65 % E13 level for the entire PhD, i.e. 3 years or more, you can advertise a position that does not require co-funding by the IMPRS. You will benefit from the IMPRS selection process, and the student will benefit from being a member of the IMPRS community.

Q: Can PhD students who have started before the IMPRS Selection Symposium be associated with the IMPRS?

A: Yes. If a PhD student has started less than 6 months before the IMPRS Selection Symposium takes place, she or he can be associated with the IMPRS. The IMPRS faculty member must write a project proposal which will not be advertised online. The PhD student must formally apply to the IMPRS and must actively participate in the IMPRS Selection Symposium, where a decision on association is made. Associated PhD students can be co-funded by the IMPRS.

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