As project assistant you, on average, work for four years on the execution of a project as a preparation for your doctoral thesis. You are minimally engaged in executing other tasks, such as teaching assignments or providing services. Your PhD subject is determined in advance and is part of a broader research project.
As a PhD candidate you can apply for assistant mandate vacancies, so be sure to regularly check our vacancy page. Are you in doubt as to whether you are eligible for a certain project scholarship? Please contact the person responsible for the vacancy to get more information. The first prerequisite is of course that you have to be passionate about research.
More specific information about the different types of projects that you can be engaged with can be found on the page research projects.