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In accordance with the State Postgraduate Scholarship Funding Act (LGFG), in 2016, Ulm University and Ulm University of Applied Sciences are awarding 12 scholarships to help highly-qualified young science talent prepare for doctoral degrees.
Scholarships will be granted for 12 doctoral projects, initially for one year, starting – if possible – on October 1, 2016. There will be the option of a two-year extension (i.e. the standard funding term is 3 years).
Together, the twelve doctoral projects aim to closely link the four fundamental pillars of cognitive computing – (i) perception, (ii) planning & reasoning, (iii) learning and (iv) interaction. Application areas are service robotics, industry 4.0, decentralised logistics and adaptive process management systems.


A scholarship can be awarded when the following prerequisites are fulfilled:

  • an outstanding qualification
  • acceptance as a doctoral candidate by the appropriate department at Ulm University
  • scientific mentoring by a lecturer at Ulm University/Ulm University of Applied Sciences


Please submit your application by August 1, 2016.
You can send your application with the required attachments (e.g. certificates) in an e-mail to Manfred Reichert. Please note that you must use the specified application form and the subject line of your e-mail should be exactly the words "Application KPK Cognitive Systems". All applications which do not fulfil these prerequisites will be ignored from the start.
Furthermore, please only use PDF format. Keep the size of the PDFs small and package different certificates/documents etc. into a single PDF file.
Alternatively, you can send your application to the following address by post:

Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
D-89069 Ulm
Please mark your envelope with the code number 68, KPK "Cognitive Computing" and the name of the supervisor for the relevant project.