Terms and Conditions of Participation

For applicants

Please understand that we will only process applications submitted through this application platform. Applications by email or post, as well as incomplete or unsubmitted applications, cannot be considered. 

 By completing the application form you agree that your data, as provided by you, may be saved and used for the purposes of the selection process and for anonymized statistical analysis. Your data will not be used for other purposes, nor will it be forwarded to third parties.


DRS Professional Development Program (PDP)

Prerequisites

The Professional Development Program is open to the following target groups. Available spaces are first given to members of priority group 1 and then to those of priority group 2:

Priority group 1

Priority group 2

  • Doctoral candidates of Freie Universität who are not members of DRS doctoral programs
  • Other postdocs of Freie Universität who do not belong to priority group 1
  • Doctoral candidates and postdocs of other universities

Registration for PDP Courses

Registration opens online approximately three weeks before the semester begins. Members of priority group 1 are allowed to book immediately. Members of priority group 2 are allowed to book when the semester begins. In order to register for a course, please log in to the DRS Course Booking Platform.
As member of a DRS doctoral program, you will receive an email notification with your account data. You will have to verify your data before your first course registration.
In case you are not a member of a DRS doctoral program and have booked DRS courses before, you will also receive an email notification with your account data.
New users have to create an account before their first course booking.
You will receive an email confirmation once your booking is processed. If the course is full, your name will be added to the waiting list and you will be notified via email as soon as a place becomes available.

Registration for fu:stat courses

The fu:stat courses in statistical theory and software are open to doctoral candidates and postdocs of all universities. If you are enrolled as a doctoral candidate, you’ll receive a discount on your course fee. For doctoral candidates who are member of a DRS doctoral program the offer is free of charge.
Please register directly via the fu:stat website.
Members of a DRS program have to indicate their membership in the online registration form.

Participation Fees in the PDP

Our Professional Development Program consists of high-quality courses taught by expert trainers and coaches. The Dahlem Research School therefore asks for a contribution of € 100 per participant per course day. For members of priority group 1 the DRS doctoral programs of Freie Universität Berlin often cover this contribution.
The number of courses you can register may be limited by your doctoral program. If you want to exceed the designated number of course days, you can ask your program coordinator if there is additional funding available. If there is no funding available, you have to pay the course fee yourself. In this case, we can only accept your registration if we receive full payment before the start of the course via bank transfer. You will be first put on the waiting list and asked to transfer the course fee. You will receive the confirmation for participation after we have received your payment.
There is no limit to the number of courses you may register for.
Doctoral candidates and postdocs who are not funded by a DRS program have to pay the course fees themselves.

Please note! We suggest that you ask your department, your supervisor or the gender equality officer of your department if there is funding available for your course participation.

Attendance and Confirmations of Participation

To receive a confirmation of participation, you must attend at least 80% of the sessions and participate actively in them. You can download your confirmation of participation on the DRS Course Booking Platform after your participation has been confirmed.
Dahlem Research School offers and administers its interdisciplinary course program but does NOT award credits for the courses. Each doctoral program has its own rules on awarding ECTS credits for courses taken at DRS. Individual training records are made available by Dahlem Research School to each program coordinator at the end of each semester.
After you have completed your doctoral studies your program coordinator will issue to you a transcript of records including all courses taken as part of the curriculum of your doctoral program.

Cancellation of Registration

If you are unable to attend a course you have booked, you must request withdrawal at the latest 21 days prior to the course via email to support@drs.fu-berlin.de.
For cancellations we receive later than 21 days before the beginning of the course, you/your doctoral program will be charged with 100% of the courses costs. The number of funded course days you are entitled to book by your program/department will be reduced accordingly.
For cancellations we receive at the latest 21 days before the beginning of the course, you/your doctoral program will not be charged. The number of course days that you are entitled to book by your program/department will not be reduced or your course fee will be refunded.
Cancellations due to illness of you or your child are only acceptable on production of a valid medical certificate which must be sent by mail or email within one week after the course. In this case you/your doctoral program will not be charged. The number of funded course days that you are entitled to book will not be reduced or your course fee will be refunded.

 

DRS Researcher Development Program (RDP)


Prerequisites

The Researcher Development Program is open to researchers with a completed doctoral degree or successful dissertation defense. Participants are also required to have an affiliation with Freie Universität Berlin (e.g. through a work contract, but also through shared appointments with partner institutions).

Registration for RDP Courses

In order to register for a course, please go to the RDP program on the DRS website:

http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/promovieren/drs/rdp/rdpprogram/index.html

(The program registration will later on also be possible through a log in to this DRS Course Booking Platform. You will be able to connect to this platform via our website.)     

If we cannot verify your status ourselves, we might need to request further documentation from you (such as a scan/copy of your doctoral diploma).

You will receive an email confirmation once your booking is processed. If the course is full, your name will be added to the waiting list and you will be notified via email as soon as a place becomes available.

Shortly before the course begins, you will receive an email with detailed information on the time and location of the course.

Participation Fees in the RDP

During the pilot phase, the RDP training courses are free of charge for members of the Freie Universität Berlin.

Attendance and Certificates of Participation

To receive a confirmation of participation, you have to attend at least 80% of the total training time and participate actively in the sessions. At the time you attend the workshop, you will be able to request a confirmation for your participation by checking it on the attendance list. You may also request a confirmation of your participation later on by email.

Cancellation of Registration

You may cancel your registration by sending an email to support@drs.fu-berlin.de no less than 21 calendar days before the course is to begin.

  • Please inform us by email in any case if you will not be able to participate in a course.
  • If you cancel your registration late or fail to attend, you will be excluded from participation in the RDP for 6 months. If you cannot attend on short notice due to illness of you or your child, please submit a copy of a medical certificate from your doctor.
  • We reserve the right to cancel courses on short notice if there is a legitimate reason to do so, e.g., illness of the trainer or coach.

We will let you know in advance if you cannot participate or if the course has been cancelled.

 

FUBright for International Doctoral Candidates

Prerequisites

Events and workshops within FUBright for International Doctoral Candidates are targeted at international doctoral candidates of Freie Universität Berlin. Places available are firstly offered to those international doctoral candidates who will complete their doctorate at Freie Universität. However, many FUBright offers are also open to guest doctoral candidates:

Priority group 1:

  • International doctoral candidates who will complete their doctorate at Freie Universität Berlin

Priority group 2:

  • International doctoral candidates of Freie Universität Berlin who will not complete their doctorate at Freie Universität Berlin (e.g. sandwich or guest doctoral candidates)

Why are FUBright offers only open to international doctoral candidates of Freie Universität Berlin?

FUBright for international doctoral candidates is promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Council (DFG). The overarching aim of the project is to help international doctoral candidates cope with the additional challenges they may face as doctoral candidates in a foreign country and culture. The project also aims to support their transition to employment in Germany.

Registration for FUBright Events

Upcoming FUBright events are announced on the FUBright website.
In order to register for a FUBright event, please log in to the DRS Course Booking Platform.
New users have to create an account before their first course booking. We might need to request further documentation to verify your status (such as a scan/copy of your student ID card).

Participation Fees for FUBright Events

FUBright events are free of charge.

Attendance and Confirmations of Participation

Only those events indicated as workshops can be certified.
To receive a confirmation of participation, you must attend at least 80% of the sessions and participate actively in them. You can download your confirmation of participation on the DRS Course Booking Platform after your participation has been confirmed.
Dahlem Research School offers and administers its interdisciplinary course program but does NOT award credits for the courses. Each doctoral program has its own rules on awarding ECTS credits for courses taken at DRS. Individual training records are made available by Dahlem Research School to each program coordinator at the end of each semester.
After you have completed your doctoral studies your program coordinator will issue to you a transcript of records including all courses taken as part of the curriculum of your doctoral program.

Cancellation of FUBright events

If you are unable to attend a FUBright event you have booked, you must request withdrawal at the latest 14 days prior to the course via email to support@drs.fu-berlin.de.
If you fail to cancel your registration in advance or to attend the event, you will not be allowed to book any events for the next two semesters (including the current one).
Cancellations due to illness of you or your child are only acceptable on production of a valid medical certificate which you must send by mail or email within one week after the event.

 

Dahlem Research Mentoring Program – DREAM

Prerequisites

The seminars of the DREAM mentoring program are only open to mentees of the DREAM program.

Registration for DREAM seminars

In order to register for a DREAM seminar, please log in to the DRS Course Booking Platform.
New users have to create an account before their first course booking.

Participation Fees for DREAM seminars

DREAM seminars are free of charge.

Attendance and Certificates of Participation

You will receive a certificate of participation in the DREAM mentoring program at the end of your mentoring year. To receive a certificate of participation, you must attend at least 80% of the sessions and participate actively in them.
Dahlem Research School offers and administers its interdisciplinary course program but does NOT award credits for the courses. Each doctoral program has its own rules on awarding ECTS credits for courses taken at DRS. Individual training records are made available by Dahlem Research School to each program coordinator at the end of each semester.
After you have completed your doctoral studies your program coordinator will issue to you a transcript of records including all courses taken as part of the curriculum of your doctoral program.
Cancellation of DREAM seminars
DREAM seminars are a mandatory element of the DREAM mentoring program. Cancellations due to illness of you or your child are only acceptable on production of a valid medical certificate which you must send by mail or email within one week after the course. To receive a certificate of participation, you must attend at least 80% of the sessions.

 

What happens to my data?

Participants' personal data is stored in a database at Dahlem Research School (DRS) for the purpose of recording attendance at workshops, providing statistical information and maintaining training records.
At regular intervals, individual training records of the Professional Development Program are made available to the institution which is funding your place in the PDP course program. This is your doctoral program, and in some cases your department.
Non-personal data is used as the basis for our internal quality management and control. It is our goal to continuously improve and develop our services.