Application period for the fall semester 2017 is over.

The DFG Research Training Group “Statistical Modeling in Psychology” (SMiP) offers

8 scholarships (65% TV-L E13, 3 years) for its Ph.D. program.

The SMiP group is a transregional collaboration of twelve renowned behavioral researchers from five German universities: University of Mannheim, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, University of Koblenz-Landau at Landau, and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. The SMiP group aims to overcome a persistent and growing challenge in behavioral research, namely, the gap between substantive research in basic and applied fields of psychology and latest developments in statistical modeling and psychometrics. 

Applicants must hold a very good research-oriented Master’s degree in Psychology and should have great interest in approaching substantive research questions by means of statistical modeling. As the official language of the SMiP group is English, language proficiency in oral and written English is essential.

The Ph.D. program starting in October 2017 supports and accelerates work on the Ph.D. projects: It entails 6 semesters of courses, skill trainings, and workshops instructed by renowned experts in the respective fields. The SMiP group provides scientific contact and exchange with successful researchers world-wide and supports visits to external labs in research groups abroad. Travel support, your own office space, IT equipment, and access to laboratory facilities are included.

Interested candidates should send the customary documents (one pdf-file) to:

Dr. Anke Söllner: anke.soellner"at"

The closing date for applications is midnight June 18th 2017.

The Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Koblenz-Landau, Mannheim, and Tübingen seek to increase the percentage of its female faculty members in research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please note that confidentiality violations and unauthorized third party access cannot be ruled out when using email communications that are not encrypted.

After the application procedure, applications sent via standard mail will only be sent back if a postpaid envelope is included; otherwise they will be destroyed according to statutory provisions of data privacy law; electronic applications will be deleted.