The MIND Foundation offers financial support for Ph.D. students. Doctoral fellows receive € 1,350 a month, comprising a basic monthly stipend of € 1,250 and a research allowance of € 100 a month.
In addition, fellows can apply for a contribution towards the costs of health insurance, amounting to 50 % of documented costs to a maximum of € 100 a month. Family and childcare allowances are available for doctoral fellows.
Additional research or academic activities corresponding to 20% of a fulltime position may be pursued to supplement the scholarship to promote integration in the research context.
This means: Financial support is compatible with part-time employment if this activity constitutes no more than 20% of a regular weekly workload and is pursued in an area of research and teaching at a university or non-university research institution.
The level of payment is irrelevant and will not be credited against the doctoral funding. For other income (e.g., from letting and leasing, pensions, investment income), a tax-free allowance of € 3,070 a year applies after deduction of payable income and church tax as well as expenses of a provident nature recognized under tax law, increasing by € 1,025 for each dependent child.
Any additional income must be credited against the financial support.