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LMU Stipends for LERU Doctoral Summer Schools

Since 2010 LMU Munich grants stipends for the annual LERU Doctoral Summer Schools. LERU (League of European Research Universities) is an association of 23 research-intensive universities in Europe.

This year's LERU Doctoral Summer School is hosted by Heidelberg University from July 2 until July 7, 2023.

The theme of the Summer School is "Concepts of intervention science applied to global challenges".

The LERU network aims to prepare future scientists and societal leaders to tackle global challenges and facilitate interdisciplinary research, innovation, and communication. In this year's summer school, the organizers aim at equipping the next generation of scientists with understanding of main concepts and methods of intervention science and applying them to the converging global challenges: climate change, pandemics, and societal injustice.

The application deadline was March 15, 2023.

Event LERU Doctoral Summer School
Topic Concepts of intervention science applied to global challenges
Venue Heidelberg University
Date July 2 to July 7, 2023
Official language English
Costs There is a fee of 600 Euro per participant. This covers course materials, university accommodation, lunch and a conference dinner.

The GraduateCenterLMU grants stipends to cover the participation fee and to support travel expenses based on real costs (max. 700 Euro).

The GraduateCenterLMU stipend can only be granted if the Summer School is conducted as on-site event.

Target group Advanced doctoral candidates of LMU Munich from all disciplines. Candidates must be available for the entire duration of the Summer School and must be prepared to participate in all activities. Fluency in both spoken and written English is essential.
Application The application must be submitted via the GraduateCenterLMU Portal.

Please prepare the following documents (as PDFs):

  • A cover letter explaining your motivation to attend the LERU Doctoral Summer School (max. two pages)
  • CV (The CV should especially address your academic activities.)

Please ask your official supervisor to send a letter of reference by email directly to the GraduateCenterLMU ( The letter can be written either in German or in English.

Application deadline was March 15, 2023
Selection procedure Candidates of LMU Munich will be selected on merit and other criteria to participate in the Summer School.
Additional information LERU Doctoral Summer School - Draft Program (PDF)

Former LERU Doctoral Summer Schools

Contact For inquiries concerning the LMU stipends, please write an email to
Important notes:
  • Only complete applications that are submitted in due time will be considered.
  • The reference letter must be received by the GraduateCenterLMU in due time.
  • The selection process will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks.