Working Groups

In our working groups everybody is welcome to engage. For every working group we have a member of our executive council is designated as contact member.

Working Groups


This group is the central working group of the Executive Council member for programmatic questions. It keeps an eye on current developments that are relevant to doctoral researchers (e.g. in education politics), advises on the foundation of new thematic working groups, and formulates short-term statements on the behalf of the Executive Council. The WG Programmatic meets digitally every 6 weeks. If you are interested in joining, get in touch via email:


This group is a thematic working group of the Bundesverband Promovierende that deals with the need for reform of doctoral scholarships. Scholarship holders are generally not covered by social security, receive too little money, are rarely well integrated into their research institutions, have to look for follow-up funding earlier and are paid unequally. This applies both to BMBF-funded scholarships and to scholarships from other institutions. The working group is developing statements and reform proposals. If you are interested in participating, feel free to contact us:

Exchange about local activities

At a lot of universities and institutes there are already well working doctoral representations. In this working group we want to exchange about events and action concerned with higher education to work how we can support local respresentatives.

Mental health

Many people in academia are fighting with mental constriction or sicknesses. In this working group we want to discuss how we can engage in a change for a better handling of this important topic.

Doctors council starter kit

The interest group of doctoral researchers already has a good position at a lot of institutions and universities. But at too many locations the large group of PhDs is still excluded from important decisions. In this working group we want to discuss how we can help local representations to build strong doctoral council.