The Lehmann-Haupt International Doctoral Program (LHIDP) is named after the scientist and researcher Carl Friedrich Lehmann-Haupt, who studied in Göttingen, received his doctoral degree there in 1883 and later carried out his own research work in the South Caucasus region. The program gives 12 doctoral students from Georgia the opportunity of a Cotutelle-based doctorate. Thereby the special feature lies in the fact that the doctoral candidates can obtain doctoral degrees from the Georg-August-University of Göttingen (UGOE) and Ilia State University (ISU) on the basis of only one single dissertation. In addition, the program is distinguished, above all, by the outstanding conditions for conducting research, writing the doctoral thesis and receiving further education. The participating doctoral students will not only spend a total of 12 months at the UGOE, but will also receive comprehensive support for participation in international conferences and their fieldwork activities. Due to the involvement of various scientific fields the LHIDP pays special attention to multi-disciplinarity and diversity and involves a great variety of institutes, chairs, professors and other teachers at both ISU and UGOE.
The science fields represented in the LHIDP were carefully selected based on quality, suitability, compatibility of the participating researchers and potential for future scientific cooperation. These are in particular:
- Chemical Biology
- Development Economics
- East-European History
- Forest Ecology
- General Linguistics
- Language Change
- Political Science
- Religious and Cultural Studies
The LHIDP furthermore comprises a Young Researcher Grant designed to offer the opportunity of receiving funding for up to 11 months to high-potential, aspiring candidates who recently completed their doctorate and are looking to pursue a career in academia. Within the term of this grant, they will be able to carry out a short-term research project and concurrently prepare for a follow-up major research project. For more information on the Young Researcher Grant please continue reading here.
This project is being conducted on the basis of generous funding from the Volkswagen Foundation and the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia.