Quantum mechanics is the underlying theory which describes the structure as well as the dynamics of matter. The International Max Planck Research School for Quantum Dynamics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IMPRS-QD) is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK), Heidelberg University, the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (MPImF) (all in Heidelberg), and the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research (GSI) in Darmstadt.
Information on funding
- The full IMPRS-QD Board approves funding for three years. a statement of the supervisor; a detailed work plan, clearly showing that the completion of the PhD within this period of one year is realistic and indicating the final examination date.
- In case of strong scientific reasons, funding can be extended by up to one year after the third year. In this case, the following must be submitted by the supervisor to the IMPRS-QD Secretary in due time:
- Funding extensions are subject to the approval of the IMPRS-QD Executive Board.
- Further extensions are only possible in few situations where pure scientific reasons are no longer applicable. Here, extensions only due to serious health restrictions, delays due to giving birth or moves of the corresponding laboratory are taken into consideration.