Admission to POLMAR

The Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research (POLMAR) is a joint initiative between the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and its cooperating partners. Access to POLMAR is open to all doctoral candidates at AWI, regardless of research topic or funding. Members from the cooperating partners are equally welcome, provided their field of research addresses the topics covered within POLMAR.

Your Benefits:

POLMAR provides an excellent research infrastructure and a supportive environment for PhD students towards their doctor's degree. The graduate school will support candidates to develop a strong personal career profile and to establish a strong network of young researchers in order to enhance the scientific output at the PhD level. The POLMAR office acts as a contact point for queries and advice regarding all aspects of work and life as a doctoral candidate.

In brief, POLMAR provides:

  • A structured education and research plan through regular meetings with a PhD committee,
  • a comprehensive scientific training through a choice of courses and activities to expand the disciplinary and interdisciplinary skills,
  • a broad range of transferable skills and personality development courses,

  • Access to funding opportunities like: travel support for conference attendances, short-term research stays abroad, family supporting measures.