Selection procedure

Group photo at the selection workshop in February 2020.

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 video conference, 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. Unfortunately, we will have to resort to online interviews for the recruitment cycle 2021/22 - as already in the past year - due to the pandemic situation. Details of the interview stage, e.g. exact dates and format, will be discussed directly with short-listed candidates, as the online format gives us more flexibility in taking account individual circumstances when we schedule the interviews.

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.

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