Postdoc Career Grant

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In order to promote early career researchers in the initial stages of their postdoctoral career phase, Technische Universität Braunschweig awards Postdoc Career Grants. Excellent postdocs are thus offered the opportunity to submit their own application for third-party funding and to bridge the time until their own application for third-party funding is approved.

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.


Applications must be submitted jointly by the candidate and the mentor/professor and will then be reviewed by the Research Funding Network on the basis of the following criteria.

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.


Research Services and European Office
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