Career Day at Kiel University

200 young researchers informed themselves about funding opportunities for their research projects



More than 200 young scientists from Kiel and Schleswig-Holstein visited Kiel University on September 12 to find out about national and European research funding programmes. Experts from the most important German funding organisations attended the event "Research Careers in Germany - National and European Funding Opportunities" and presented their funding lines for research projects in Germany and abroad during and after the doctorate.

"The successful acquisition of third-party funding is an important building block for career development, especially for young scientists. Only in this way can they gain independence and show that their ideas are competitive," emphasises Prof. Lutz Kipp, President of Kiel University. Kiel University regularly invites important funding organisations to Kiel in order to give young researchers the opportunity to obtain specific information about current programmes. At this year's event, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations" is the (KoWi), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the Max Planck Society and the Leibniz Association presented their offers for various research areas in the natural sciences, economics and social sciences.

The "Career Day" is a joint initiative of the Integrated Marine Postdoc Network (IMAP) of the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean", the Continuing Education and Graduate Centers as well as the National, EU and International Research Funding Units of Kiel University. It was organised and carried out by the postdoctoral network IMAP.


Further information: (About the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean") (About the Postdoc Network of the Cluster of Excellence "Ocean of the Future")

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Young researchers from Kiel and Schleswig-Holstein are informed about national and European project funding programmes at the event "Research Careers in Germany - National and European Funding Opportunities".

Leute unterhalten sich
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Successful applicants provide insights into their success stories (from left to right) Dr. Olivia Roth (ERC Starting Grant, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel), Prof. Jan Hövener (Emmy Noether Programme of the DFG, Kiel University), Imke Podbielski (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ozean Research Kiel) and moderator Linda Piálek (Research Funding Unit EU and International at Kiel University).

Menschen stehen in einer Eingangshalle
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During the breaks, there were ample opportunities for individual consultation with representatives of the funding organisations.

Contact us:

Dr. habil. Gesche Braker
Managing Director of the Postdoc Center at Kiel University and Coordinator of the IMAP Postdoc Network of the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean",