Applications must be submitted jointly by the candidate and their mentor. Only professors of the TU Braunschweig with relevant research experience can be considered as mentors. Support in the Fellowship Program is limited to a maximum of 3 years and cannot be extended.
The selection process has two stages. In the first step, applications are evaluated through a formal process determined by the members of the DFG network at TU Braunschweig. External reviews are only included if necessary. In the second step, the best candidates are invited to Braunschweig for an interview with the DFG network.