Peer Mentoring: DocAGs

We would like to support self-organization and self-dependence of doctoral candidates and postdocs, to build "peer-mentoring"-groups. You may build a group of minimum 5 doctoral candidates  and / or postdocs from at least 2 different working groups of OVGU as a 'DocAG' and you will then have the opportunity of applying for funding for self-organized workshops and for inviting visiting scholars. Participation of the respective doctoral supervisors in events of the DocAGs funded by the GA is excluded. Travel expenses can only be covered for OVGU doctoral candidates and postdocs.

The goals of these groups may be to discuss the projects of the participants on a regular base and to support each other this way. Probably it might also be helpful to focus on the writing itself, to avoid effects of writer's blocks or procrastination.

Funding is only possible for DocAGs with doctoral candidates and postdocs of at least two working groups of OVGU. For higher-cost activities, this budget can also be used as pro-rata funding.

In principle, there is no funding of travel costs to meetings of the working group in Magdeburg.

Please send us the application form at least 4 weeks before the event you are planning.

If you have any question, please refer to


Examples of successful DocAG activities that have been supported in the past:

  • Retreats by DocAGs outside of Magdeburg as writing workshops
  • Participation in networking events with doctoral students from other universities in Germany and abroad
  • Invitations of speakers to give a lecture in Magdeburg
  • Coaching of the peer mentoring group


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