XPrag.de Internship Program (2017-20)

XPrag.de includes an internship program for international doctoral students and early postdocs (up to three years past the Ph.D.) to work for periods of up to three months within an XPrag.de project. The intern will join an individual XPrag.de project and will participate in all ongoing research activities of the particular XPrag.de project, supervised by the Principal Investigator. This program will enhance the international profile and impact of XPrag.de and also supports the goal of including languages other than English and German in the XPrag.de research agenda.

Hosts commit to hold at least weekly meetings with the intern, provide adequate workspace, and also provide access to equipment and funding for experiments. XPrag.de funds the travel costs to and from Germany up to 1.500 € and a stipend of 1.000 € per month.

Applicants submit their CV, sample writings (max. 2), a letter of their host, and a personal statement. The steering committee of XPrag.de ranks the applications in view of the following criteria: scientific quality, thematic matching of the proposal to the host project as well as diversity matters. Next application deadline: September, 1st 2018.

Application process:

Applicants must choose and contact a suitable host for the time of the internship in advance. Any PI of a current XPrag.de project in Germany is eligible to act as supervisor. Beyond meeting with the supervisor on a regular basis successful candidates will be offered additional support in the form of adequate workspace and access to equipment as well as funding for experiments. XPrag.de will fund the travel of the intern to and from Germany up to 1500€ and a stipend of monthly 1000€.

For more information about XPrag.de, an overview of participating projects and contact data of principal investigators visit: http://www.xprag.de/?page_id=631


Please submit a 2-page (maximum) personal statement including your plans and a time-table for the internship. Additionally, please provide your CV, sample writings, and two letters: one letter of commitment of the potential hosting institution in which the host commits to provide adequate workspace. In a second letter the potential supervisor needs to affirm that s/he will act as supervisor and hold at least weekly meetings with the intern and that s/he will provide access to equipment and funding for experiments.

All application documents must be submitted as a single pdf to xprag.de-Irgend ein Text-@gmail.com. The application deadline is September 1st, 2017 and applicants will be notified by September 30th, 2017.