Together with the offer of a PhD project, financial support is offered. However, it is also possible for a doctoral fellow to bring his/her own funding.
IMPRS applicants holding a MSc degree equivalent will receive a fellowship for a period of three-four years with a net income of EUR 1200-1400 per month.
The amount of the income may depend on family status, research experience, and funding source. The funding can be given as a tax-free stipend or a employment work contract (also depending on the funding source). Also the duration of the funding period will depend on the funding source. Applicants are welcome to clarify these issues during the interview.
Note that allocation of a full grant (i.e. for the full period) may depend on performance (that will be supervised by the candidate's thesis committee).
The fellowship can be payed by a funding contract that provides the status of an institute employee, or a tax free stipend. Check the following link for further information.