About our IMPRS

Talented junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions in Tübingen, Germany.  Fully-funded projects are offered at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory and the University of Tübingen, alongside a structured supporting program. The working language of our school is English.

The IMPRS program



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Research Fields

IMPRS students tackle research projects bridging the gap from molecules to living organisms. Transcending the boundaries of traditional life science disciplines,  methodologies and scientific approaches from different fields are combined to address topics inaccessible by isolated research areas. Access to wide-ranging, cutting-edge facilities enables this approach.



Application Closed

Our online application period for 2019 has ended.

We are processing all applications which were complete by 15 February. References submitted by midnight (CET) on Tuesday, 19 February will still be considered. Shortlisted candidates will hear from us by mid-March.


Next chance to apply: January 2020.

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