If you have a collaborative project with a colleague of a university or of a university of applied science, respectively and if you want to join the BWD, you, your colleague and your doctoral researcher must become a member of the BWD.
In the BWD each student needs a supervisor at a university and at a university of applied science.
We can help finding a cooperation partner, that suits your project, if needed.
The PIs should support their doctoral candidate to fulfill the doctoral requirements, e.g. by offering literatur or group seminars, usually on a weekly basis. The doctoral student should be encouraged to visit work-related workshops and seminars as well as tranferable skill courses. In addition, the doctoral researcher should attend at least two international congresses during their doctoral project with a contribution of their own work.
In case you are a PI at the University of Würzburg you should also be a member of the Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST).
To a certain extent and upon application, there is also a possibility to get funding for work-related expenses by the BWD.