doc.funds "Discrete Mathematics in Teams"

The doc.funds project "Discrete Mathematics in Teams" offers 12 PhD positions in Graz, Austria. These positions are funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) for up to four years and are available from Oct 1, 2024. The gross salary for the position is 34500 Euro per year.

The project has a focus on collaborative research - every PhD project will be supervised by a pair of advisors. The topics of the project range over the research areas of our school, and the PhD students funded by the project will be fully integrated in the school. The list of topics is as follows (click on the topic name to get additional information)

Note: The topics written in pale color are already filled!


PhD students are required to hold a master degree in Mathematics or another relevant field when they begin in our graduate school. Applicants who will finish their master degree in 2024 can apply and should report on their progress in their application.

How to apply

Applications should include
  • a cover letter,
  • a CV,
  • a student transcript,
  • the master certificate (if available)
  • the master thesis, or a recent draft of it (if available)
  • names and email addresses of at least two references for recommendation letters, including the master thesis supervisor
More documents can be sent if appropriate. There is no need to send recommendation letters with the application - we will contact the corresponding letter writers on demand. Please notify them that we might ask for a letter with a relatively short deadline after the application was sent.

Applications (preferably as a single pdf file) should be sent to:

For easier processing, please add the following information in the body of the application email:

studies: [what and where you have studied]
project: [which topic(s) you apply for, separated by comma]
starting: [earliest possible starting date]
thesis: [title or topic of thesis]
references: [name and email of references]

As an example:

name: Michael Kerber
nationality: German
studies: Computer Science at Saarland University, Germany
project: 08, 09
starting: 2024-10-01
thesis: Analysis of Real Algebraic Plane Curves
references: Johannes Wallner (, Cesar Ceballos (

The first deadline for the positions was on March 31, 2024. Incoming applications for the open positions will be considered until the positions are filled.