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 1500-1800 per month.
The amount of the income may depend on family status, research experience, and funding source. The funding is typically by a employment work contract, but may also be given as a tax-free stipend (also depending on the funding source). Also the duration of the funding period of up to 4 years will depend on the funding source. Applicants are encouraged to clarify these issues during the interview.
Note that allocation of a grant for the full period may depend on performance (that will be supervised by the candidate's thesis committee).
The fellowship is usually paid by a funding contract that provides the status of an institute employee and includes social benefits. In exceptional cases, a tax free stipend will be paid (depending on funding source).