The International Research Training Group (IGDK 1754) “Optimization and Numerical Analysis for Partial Differential Equations with Nonsmooth Structures” funded by German Research Foundation (DFG) and Austrian Science Fund (FWF) associated with the four universities. Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, copies of certifications of academic qualifications held, a copy of a degree thesis or of a peer-reviewed publication (if available) and two letters of recommendation. Additionally, the candidates are asked to inform themselves beforehand about the spectrum of the available PhD topics and to order them according to their interest, giving written explanations for their choice within the application letter.
Successful applicants hold a master degree (or Diploma degree) in Mathematics with a strong background in one of the fields of numerics, optimization, or analysis. A good command of the English language, mobility, and a strong interest in applied mathematics are necessary prerequisites.