Selection Process

The DLGS fellows are selected through an annual call for applications. Considering the overall DLGS scientific remit and concern for producing knowledge to enhance spatial sustainability transformations, each is focused on one well-substantiated priority challenge.

Applicants are free to design research proposals according to their individual interests and abilities. However, they must ensure that their research will:

  1. address the topic of the current DLGS call
  2. align with IOER research areas (one or several)
  3. have a suitable supervisor (professor) at the TU Dresden / IOER

Applications to the DLGS are evaluated by the Management Board and the coordinator. In addition to the selection criteria (relevance, scientific soundness, innovativeness, feasibility), this also considers key balancing criteria (gender, disciplines, geography) – see application checklist for details.

Our selection of fellows strives for strong coherence, complementarity and synergies within every cohort, as well as regarding previous cohorts. This allows us to build a vibrant community of young researchers engaging in a shared path of knowledge production and co-creation.