Written applications will be considered by the supervisors of the projects applied for, and by a team selected from PIs at the participating institutions. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview, either by Skype, in person or both, depending on circumstances.
Under normal circumstances, most of the IMPRS places will be allocated in a workshop in Dresden which we organise after each annual call for applications. However, traveling to Dresden for such interviews will basically be impossible under the current pandemic situation for candidates from most countries. Thus, we plan to conduct the majority of the interviews with promising candidates by video conference during our "virtual selection workshop" on 3 - 4 February 2021.
If we receive applications of prospective IMPRS students at a time which makes a participation in the next workshop inconvenient, we will find other ways to give the applicants an opportunity to present themselves.
Once the selection procedure is completed, we intend to give feedback to the applicants as quickly as possible.