Grafik von Doktorhüten auf einer Treppe
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In order to promote young researchers in the initial stages of their Postdoctoral career phase, Technische Universität Braunschweig awards PostDoc Career Grants as part of its Early Career Funding activities to excellent young scientists. The funding aims to bridge the gap between an application for external (third party) funding and the start of the project. Applications are open to all PhD holders who are members of TU Braunschweig and are preparing a research project at TU Braunschweig in order to gain further qualification.

The funding amounts up to 20.000 € for a maximum of six months. In addition, the faculty / institute has to provide the same amount of matching funds.


Application requirements

  • a PhD with “summa cum laude”
  • research achievements that are well above average (e.g. peer-reviewed articles, conference contributions, invited conference speaker etc.)
  • application for external (third party) funding
  • the applicant must be the Principal Investigator of the research project
  • commitment letter of the mentor / professor
  • confirmation of the faculty / institute that matching funds are available

Successful candidates are required to prove the submission of their project application by providing the confirmation letter of the funding organisation within eight weeks after the end of the PostDoc Career Grant funding. If the application is not been submitted or the grantee leaves the university before the end of the PostDoc Career Grant funding period, the hosting institute has to refund the PostDoc Career Grant.

Funding Period

6 Month

Applications may be handed in at any time.

Only electronically submitted applications will be accepted. Short listed candidates will be invited for interview.