ESR contract extension

Dear fellows, at our ITN most of the ESR will finish their contracts on the next august. As most of us did not finish our PhD yet, we are all considering extension to finish the degree. The ITN continues until february 2019, but now the question is, should we fight to continue with a MC Fellow, instead of the contract as regular German PhD students? If so, would you know if that is supported someone by the guidelines or by the EU? Cheers carlos


Thanks a lot

Fellows, indeed great to have a feedback from all. Indeed it is not really a choice since we do have to finish. In fairness, the money reduction is not bad as it will also get me rid of the curse that is to receive more money than the…

Probably not much choice


Hi, I suspect, you won't be very successful in fighting for continuing as a fellow: the ITN will have a fixed budget for fellows and they can only spend the money they have. If the university is offering you a German PhD position …