Third-Party Funded Programs

 Graduate Schools within the German Excellence Initiative

Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS)
Supported in the context of the Excellence Initiative of the federal government and the states since 2007, the BCGS offers PhD studies in an integrated Honors program. The BCGS is jointly administered by the renowned Physics Institutes of the Universities of Bonn and of Cologne.
Bonn International Graduate School of Mathematics (BIGS-M)
Located at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, BIGS-M provides an umbrella for all Bonn PhD students in mathematics. Thus, the BIGS-M contributes to the excellent national and international reputation of mathematics at Bonn.
Bonn International Graduate School Immunosciences and Infection
The BIGS Immunosciences and Infection is a structured 3-year PhD program in conjunction with the ImmunoSensation Cluster/Bonn. The ImmunoSensation Cluster is an iniative of excellence funded by The German Research Foundation (DFG).

DFG Research Training Groups

DFG Research Training Group "Present/Literature (GRK 2291)
The Research Training group supported by the DFG aims at the exploration and analysis of the constitutive dimensions of the concept of contemporary literature. 
DFG Research Training Group "Heterogeity, Risk, und Dynamics in Economic Systems" (GRK 1707)
Financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Research Training Group is working on the paradigm of the representative agent, and thus, on a central aspect of theoretical and empirical modeling in wide areas of economics.
DFG Research Training Group "Pharmacology of 7TM-receptors and downstream signaling pathways" (GRK 1873)
The topic-specific research training group of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft offers a 3-year, English-language PhD program in close coordination between the Faculties of Medicine and of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
DFG Research Training Group "Water Use Efficiency and Drought Stress Responses: From Arabidopsis to Barley" (GRK 2064)
The Research Training Group, supported by the DFG since 2015, advances our understanding of drought physiology and establishes an interactive research network together with a competitive graduate training programme in plant sciences.
DFG international Research Training Group "Myeloid antigen presenting cells and the induction of adaptive immunity" GRK (2168)
The DFG-funded project is a cooperation of the University of Bonn and the University of Melbourne.·       
DFG Research Training Group "Die Makroökonomik der Ungleichheit" (GRK 2281)
The research program focuses on the macroeconomic aspects of inequality, an aspect of first-order importance for society. 



Integrated Research Training Groups at DFG Collaborative Research Centres

Integrated Research Training Group at the DFG Collaborative Research Centre "Synaptic Micronetworks in Health and Disease" (SFB 1089)
Located at the newly inaugurated SFB 1089 on neuronal networks, the Integrated Research Training Group offers a  structured graduate program for all doctoral researchers at the Centre.
The integrated research group is investigating the relationship between land use change and shaping the future in rural africa in a total of 14 subprojects.
The collaborative research centre Oscar will explore the physics of open systems.
The aim of this research initiative is to better understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of resident and non-resident cells in aortic diseases.

 NRW-Graduate Research Schools

Digital Society NRW
In order to meet the challenges of an increasingly digital society, the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia has initiated the "Digital Society NRW" funding line with the particular focus of strengthening and securing democracy.

International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS)

International Max Planck Research School Moduli Spaces
In cooperation with the University of Bonn, the renowned Bonn Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics offers a PhD program with a special focus on the study of moduli.
International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics
In cooperation between the Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and the Universities of Bonn and of Cologne, the Research School facilitates 3 years of PhD studies with a curriculum tailored to the individual student.
International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior
Building on a cooperation between Bonn University, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) and Florida Atlantic University, this graduate school offers a complete PhD training and research program in the neurosciences.
International Max Planck Research School - Recharge
IMPRS-RECHARGE focuses on interdisciplinary research between chemistry and physics with an emphasis on catalytic mechanisms, physical-chemical analysis and energy topics. Scientific challenges shall be looked at from different angles. Furthermore the combination of theory and practice is a vital aim of the IMPRS-RECHARGE.

Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks (with participation of Bonn University)

EU-Glia PhD
To train the future generation of neuroscientists, enhance and improve communication with the public and to establish inter-sectorial collaborations between academia and industry the EU-GliaPhD offers a training-by-research programme for early-stage researchers.
Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "European Training Network for the sustainable, zero-waste valorisation of critical-metal-containing industrial process residues" (SOCRATES)
SOCRATES is a European Training Network for the sustainable valorisation of critical-metal-containing industrial process residues. The SOCRATES consortium brings together the important stakeholders along the value chain. 
Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Microbe induced Resistance to Agricultural pests" (MiRA)
MiRA will train 15 early-stage researchers in basic and applied research on context-dependency of microbe-induced resistance, mechanisms, and impacts on plant performance and other biocontrol organisms.
Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Molecular Animal Nutrition" (MANNA)
MANNA is a EU network whose mission is to provide a Double Doctorate level training programme, valid throughout all Europe, on innovative technologies applied to animal science and nutrition.
Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics Research Academy" (CLEOPATRA)
The CLEOPATRA-project offers a unique interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research and training programme, which will explore how we can begin to analyse and understand how the major events that influence and shape our lives and societies play out online.
Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "modelling and pRedicting Human decision-making Using Measures of subconscious Brain processes through mixed reality interfaces and biOmetric signals" (RHUMBO)
RHUMBO proposes using measures of subconscious brain processes through the use of mixed reality technologies (MRT) and advanced biometric signals processing as a new paradigm to improve the knowledge that implicit brain processes have in human decision-making. 
Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Integrating chemical and biological approaches to target NAD production and signaling in cancer" (INTEGRATA)
The INTEGRATA network aims at the education of promising young scientists who will learn the key steps of the modern discovery process of new drugs and therapeutic approaches in general.
Marie Curie Innovative Training Network "Research and Training in Early Life Nutrition to Prevent Disease" (GROWTH)
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Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme (with participation of Bonn University)

The Erasmus Mundus PhD program in cooperation with the Universities of Padua, Louvain, Toulouse, and the École Normale Supérieur in Paris focuses on the European philosophical canon of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Further third-party funded graduate institutions

Supported by the Deutsch-Französische Hochschule since 2011, the tri-national Graduate School in Ancient History offers curriculum events in Bonn, Berne, and Strasbourg.

Sponsored by X-Rite Europe the Graduate School explores concepts and methods in the field of visual computing. 

Graduate Program "NeuroImmunology"
The Graduate Program, supported by the Else Kroener Foundation, focuses on interactions between the immune system and various neurological diseases - like Alzheimer's disease, brain tumors and epilepsy.
Structured Doctoral Program in particle physics with Georgia and Armenia (Volkswagen Foundation)
A New docoral program in theoretical and experimental physics will enable doctoral students in Georgia and Armenia to receive highest level of training. In addition to the University of Bonn, the University of Siegen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Tbilisi State University, the Physical Institute Yerevan and the State University of Yerevan are involved in the project. The Volkswagen Foundation is funding the project with more than 700,000€ over the next four years.





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