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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.

The Tenth LERU Doctoral Summer School is hosted by the University of Edinburgh from July 15 to 19, 2019.

The theme of the Summer School is "Building Research Capacity and a Collaborative Global Community".

The Summer School will focus on international collaboration, giving participants the dual benefits of an enhanced understanding of the nature and importance of collaboration, whilst simultaneously creating a multi-disciplinary, global network for their future careers.

Application deadline was March 15, 2019.


Event Tenth LERU Doctoral Summer School
Topic Building Research Capacity and a Collaborative Global Community
Venue University of Edinburgh
Date July 15 to 19, 2019
Official language English
Costs There is a fee of 500 Euro per participant. This covers course materials, University accommodation for five nights from July 14 to 19, 2019 (Sunday night to Friday morning), meals and participation in the social program.
The GraduateCenterLMU grants stipends to cover the participation fee and to support travel expenses (650 Euro).
Target group Advanced doctoral candidates of LMU Munich from all disciplines. The candidates should be keenly motivated to work intensively and contribute to the production of a Collaboration Guide over the course of the week in Edinburgh. 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 Only online applications are accepted:

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 or by regular mail directly to the GraduateCenterLMU. The letter can be written either in German or in English.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Application deadline March 15, 2019
Selection procedure Candidates of LMU Munich will be selected on merit and other criteria to participate in the Summer School.
Additional information Tenth LERU Doctoral Summer School - Overview (PDF)

Tenth LERU Doctoral Summer School - Draft Program (PDF)

Former LERU Doctoral Summer Schools

Contact For inquiries concerning the LMU stipends, please write an email to, or call 089/2180-9731.
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 weeks.