Who can register for Life@FAU?
Can I still join if I complete my doctoral thesis shortly?
Is it possible to register without participation in a Research Training Group?
Is there a possibility of a lateral entry into Life@FAU?
Which documents do I need for the registration?
Who signs the supervision agreement with natural scientists?
Must the supervision agreements (for physicians and scientists), available on the Life@FAU homepage, be used?
Until when do I have to register for Life@FAU?
Overview of requirements (training modules)
Please note that these are the minimum requirements of Life@FAU. Each graduate school can also define further mandatory training modules.
Dr. rer. nat./ Dr. rer. biol. hum.
||at the beginning of the experimental work (full-time research /scholarship),
after completion of the experimental works (full-time research /scholarship) and
afterwards annually until the doctorate is submitted
then annual meetings and
meeting at the end
|short protocol (remains in the study book = Studienbuch)
for members of the IZKF Research Training Group and members without GRK-connection: submission of copy at IZKF administrative office
|Presentation at national conferences
||in total at least one
||in total at least two
||accepted abstract and programme
organized by Phd students
|in total at least 6 participations (one lecture)
||at least 6 of 8 meetings per year during duration of PhD (3 years, in total at least 18 participations), annual lecture
||documented in the relevant form
|Guest speaker seminars
||in total at least 10 seminars
||annually, at least 10 seminars during duration of PhD (3 years, in total at least 30 seminars)
||List/entry in online study book
The guest speaker seminars attended are to be reviewed and confirmed during the meetings with the mentoring committee
|Subject-specific and interdisciplinary further training courses
||in total at least 2 training courses
||in total at least 3 training courses
||certificate of participation
||in total at least one participation||one participation every year (in total at least 3 participations)||certificate of participation|
||in total at least one
||one participation at least one
||certificate of participation /proof|
||at least one
||at least one||Publikation|
Who elects the Mentoring Committee?
Is the supervisor entitled to take the examination/ official supervisor of the doctoral thesis part of the Mentoring Committee?
How many members does the Mentoring Committee have?
Do I need to consider the institution when selecting members for my Mentoring Committee?
How often do I have to meet with my Mentoring Committee?
• Scientific doctoral students: initial meeting, thereafter annual meetings until the end of the research work, final meeting
By when must the doctoral project be presented to the Mentoring Committee?
Does Life@FAU provide travel funds for participation in symposia?
Who can cover travel expenses for participation in symposia??
Is it possible to set up independent jour fixes and what is necessary?
Can I participate in the JF without registering in the IZKF Research Training Group?
How often do I have to participate in the JF and do I have to present my project?
Is it possible to switch within offered Jour fixes?
Guest speaker seminars
What requirements must a guest speaker seminar meet?
Where can I find an overview of the guest speaker seminars?
Is it possible to get credits for several guest speaker seminars during one symposium or congress?
Does Life@FAU itself offer courses?
Can I receive credits for Word- , PowerPoint- or similar courses?
Which courses are approved?
Please note: Since 18.04.2023 we can accept courses with a minimum duration of 4 hours. Courses before that date must have a duration of 8 hours.
In individual cases, courses offered by external providers may be also approved. Please contact the Life@FAU administrative office in advance on this matter. New courses must be listed in the training programme of Life@FAU and the Graduate School and be announced via the corresponding websites and distribution lists.