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The Leipzig School of Human Origins

c/o Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 252
fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 119
e-mail: leipzig-school@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Selection procedure

All applications are collected until December 01, the application deadline. They then are reviewed by the research groups at the MPI EVA and LU from mid-December to February/March. Based on the applicants' academic qualification and grades, previous fieldwork and/or laboratory experience, motivation and based on the letters of recommendation a pre-selection of especially suitable candidates is made. These candidates are typically invited to Leipzig for an interview in April/May. Alternatively, telephone interviews may take place.

During the interviews in Leipzig applicants give a talk on a previous research project (e.g. the topic of their Master's thesis), meet with researchers and PhD students of the group they applied with to discuss the candidates' previous training and research experience, to evaluate their future plans and learn more about the respective group's ongoing research projects. Following the interviews the final candidates will be selected. Results - positive or negative - are typically announced between April and June.

Travel and accommodation expenses are typically covered by the Leipzig School of Human Origins.