Early Stage Researchers


A considerable portion of a university’s research output comes from young scientists. With its Early Career Concept, launched in December 2016, TU Braunschweig promotes outstanding and motivated young scientists.

The concept has three focus areas:

  • a comprehensive range of advisory and mentoring services offered by experienced scientists for the individual development of excellent young scientists;
  • an attractive working environment and targeted support at TU Braunschweig for outstanding young scientists from Germany and abroad;
  • support for our own scientific progeny during transitional phases and in preparing successful careers in science.

Advice, Mentoring and Networking

To advance their individual scientific careers in the best way possible, young scientists at TU Braunschweig can tap into a broad range of advisory, mentoring and further education offers. Participants benefit from individual career counselling and best practice examples taken from the careers of outstanding TU Braunschweig scientists. The programme aims strengthen their independence, develop and hone their individual competencies, support them in their research funding efforts and promote professional and interdisciplinary exchanges through regional, national and international networks.

Advice, Mentoring and Networking

Agnes Pockels Fellowship Programme

Support for highly-qualified external researchers: As part of the Agnes Pockels Fellowship Programme, TU Braunschweig sponsors highly-motivated top-level scientists by offering additional funding for their staffing and material costs over a period of three years. This grant is open to external scientists who have previously won highly-competitive third-party research programmes and who have led their own independent junior research team.

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PostDoc Career Grant

Support for TU Braunschweig’s early career scientists: The PostDoc Start-Up Grant provides start-up funding to outstanding postdoctoral researchers to ease the transition from doctoral studies to postdoc life. The funding will help them bridge the gap between their doctoral dissertation and approval of their first DFG grant proposal.

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Early Career Mailing List

The mailing list of the Early Career Network provides information on current news, dates and announcements. On the other hand, it should also promote the exchange of post-docs among each other and serve as a forum for discussion.

Messages can be sent to the following address:

Subscribe and Sign Off

To subscribe, please send an e-mail with the following content (subject is empty) to listserv@listserv.tu-bs.de:

Subscribe EARLY-CAREER First name Last name

Please note that the name of the mailing list must be capitalized and the e-mail should be sent to listserv@listserv.tu-bs.de (and NOT to the corresponding list).

The sign-out is done in the same way:


Who can apply?

The Early Career Concept was designed for postdoctoral students, more specifically scientific staff with a doctoral degree, either habilitated or not (yet) habilitated, with up to eight years of postdoctoral research experience (excluding non-research time), as well as junior professors. Applicants are expected to pursue a scientific career.


Early Career Concept

Research Service and European Office
Phone: 0531 391-4277

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