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11. Runder Tisch Nachwuchsförderung
Am 15. Januar 2020 lädt die Vize-Präsidentin für Strategische Entwicklung, Nachwuchs und Lehrkräftebildung Angela Ittel zu einer weiteren Diskussionsrunde ein, um zu verschiedenen thematischen Schwerpunkten die Maßnahmen und die Umsetzung des Aktionsplans der Nachwuchsförderung zu diskutieren. Mehr Informationen zu den Runden Tischen Nachwuchsförderung und zur Anmeldung hier.

Archive of Current News 2020

11th Round Table Discussion for Junior Scholars
On 15 January 2020, Vice President for Strategic Development, Junior Scholars, and Teacher Education Angela Ittel invites you to present and discuss the measures of the action plan for the advancement of junior scholars at TU Berlin. More information about the Round Table Discussions for Junior Scholars and about registration can be found here.

Archive of Current News 2019

Schreib-Challenge für Promovierende (in German)
Ab dem 06. Januar 2020 bietet das Team von Coachingzonen Wissenschaft ein zweiwöchiges, kostenloses Online-Promotionscoaching bzw. Schreibcoaching für alle Promovierenden an. Die „Challenge“ der Schreib-Challenge ist, täglich und verbindlich zu schreiben. Während des Coachings erhalten die Teilnehmer*innen jeden Tag eine Aufgabe, Input oder weitere Möglichkeiten zur Reflexion und Gestaltung des eigenen Schreibprozesses. Mehr Informationen hier.
Workshop "Gute Betreuung" of the Humboldt Graduate School
Four times a year the Humboldt Graduate School offers the training workshop "Gute Betreuung" ("good supervision"), which is aimed at junior professors and junio reserach group leaders. The next date in 27 November 2019. In the workshop, professional and personal conditions in of doctoral supervision, both of the junior researches and the supervisors, will be discussed in structured questions and discussion groups. Information about registration here.
Career Day for International Junior Researchers 2019
On 26 November 2019, the TU alumni program and the TU-DOC office are holding the second Career Day for International Junior Researchers. It is aimed at giving international PhD students and PostDocs an insight on the variety of academic and non-academic career prospects on the German job market as well as informing about requirements for non-EU nationals to work in Germany. The Career Day offers a number of workshops and the opportunity to meet and get to know the speakers. More information on the event and on registration here.

9th Round Table Discussion for Junior Scholars
On 15 November 2019, Vice President for Strategic Development, Junior Scholars, and Teacher Education Angela Ittel invites you to present and discuss the measures of the action plan for the advancement of junior scholars at TU Berlin. More information about the Round Table Discussions for Junior Scholars and about registration can be found here.
Projektanschub- und Abschlussfinanzierung im DiGiTal-Programm
(in German)
Im Rahmen des Hochschulprogramms „DiGiTal - Digitalisierung: Gestaltung und Transformation“, gefördert im Berliner Programm zur Förderung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre (BCP), stehen Mittel zur Verfügung zum Anschub und Abschluss von Promotionsprojekten, Postdoc-Projekten und künstlerisch-gestalterischen Projekten im Bereich der Digitalisierung. Informationen zur Ausschreibung finden Sie hier. Der Bewerbungsschluss ist der 11. November 2019.
Publish or Perish!? Wissenschaftliches Publizieren für Promovierende
(in German)
Die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin bietet vom 07.-19. November 2019 die Workshopreihe "Publish or Perish – Wissenschaftliches Publizieren für Promovierende" an, mit der Promovierende insbesondere bei der Veröffentlichung ihrer Dissertationsschrift unterstützt werden sollen. Die Reihe besteht aus vier verschiedenen Veranstaltungen. Der Eintritt ist frei, um eine Anmeldung wird gebeten. Mehr Informationen hier.
TU-DOC newsletter for the start of the new semester
To commence the new Winter Semester 2019/2020, the TU-DOC Office for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Services has published its first ever newsletter. It can be found online here, along with a feedback form to further optimize our newsletter service for the future.

Bewerbungsstart für Forum Junge Spitzenforscher
(in German)
Ab sofort startet die neue Bewerbungsrunde des Wissenschaftswettbewerbs „Forum Junge Spitzenforscher“. Im Fokus des diesjährigen Wettbewerbs steht das Thema „Klimawandel“. Bis zum 3. November 2019 können sich Nachwuchsforscherinnen und -forscher aller Berliner Universitäten und anderer Berliner Forschungseinrichtungen für den interdisziplinären Wettbewerb bewerben und Anwendungsideen aus der innovativen Grundlagenforschung einreichen. Ausgeschrieben sind Preisgelder in Höhe von insgesamt 36.000 Euro. Mehr Informationen.
Applications for post-doc grants
The TU Berlin seeks to advance outstanding junior PhD researchers for a maximum of 3 years after their PhD in the next stages of their career and provides support by ensuring financing for preparation of an application to the DFG for funding for a temporary position as principal investigator or for comparable programs. The submission deadline is 15 October 2019. The applicants have the task of convincing the members of the Strukturkommission (Structural Committee) of their research project with a five-minute lecture. The presentation will be held on 20 Novemeber 2019. More information here.
Applications for Initial acquisition of third-party funding
This funding instrument aims to help newly appointed professors to access third-party funding and support them in developing their Chair with the aid of third-party funded projects. Also, junior researchers (masters or comparable qualification), who have not yet obtained a doctorate, can apply for support as well. The submission deadline is 15 October 2019. Further information can be found here.
Apply now for the proMotion training program for female doctoral researchers! Training, exchange and networking for all women working on a doctoral degree at TU Berlin. ProMotion training starts again in the winter term 2019/2020 and offers a series of workshops on topics like time and self-management, networking, setting goals and career orientation. The deadline for application is 13 October, 2019. The program language is German in the winter term and English in the summer term. You can find more information on the program and application here (in German).
RISE Germany 2020 – Forschungspraktikanten aus Nordamerika, Großbritannien und Irland für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden in Deutschland
(in German)
RISE Germany vermittelt Bachelorstudierende von nordamerikanischen, britischen und irischen Hochschulen für einen Forschungsaufenthalt an deutschen Hochschulen oder außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen. Der DAAD unterstützt die in den Sommermonaten stattfindenden Forschungspraktika mit Stipendien, finanziert durch Mittel des Auswärtigen Amts und durch institutionelle Kooperationen. Jährlich werden so ca. 300 Praktika vermittelt. Die Aktuelle Frist zur Angebotsabgabe ist der 15. Oktober 2019. Mehr Informationen zum Programm. Interessent*innen können sich bei Fragen zu Erfahrungen mit dem Programm auch an Frau Lissy Langer wenden.
Fulbright doctoral program for research stays in the USA
Until 01 October 2019, the Fulbright doctoral program is open for applications from German early stage researchers who are planning to carry out a 4-6 months research project at a higher education institution in the US from Mai 2020 on. The scholarship covers for example living and travel costs, health and casualty insurance, as well as a free visa service. You can find more information here.
Young Entrepreneurs in Science - How much start-up is in your PhD project?
The four day-long workshop 'How much start-up is in your PhD project' is taking place on 07-08 and 28-29 October 2019 and is focussed around the question: What if I had to live on my doctoral thesis tomorrow? Young Entrepreneurs in Science offers creative workshops in design thinking and pitching as well as a dialogue with and coaching by science founders. Participation is free and registration is possible until 27 September 2019 here.

The International Postdoc Initiative: Ausschreibung
The International Postdoc Initiative (IPODI) is part of the gender equality initiative of the Technische Universität Berlin that aims to increase the number of women in leadership positions in science and research.
The sixth call for applications offers four two-year fellowships and is open between 27 June and 17 September 2019. More information can be found here.
Workshop: Finanzierung von Promotionsprojekten
(in German)
Die Veranstaltung der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin am 19. September 2019 bietet einen Überblick über Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten und gibt Tipps für die Bewerbung. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. Neben einer einführenden Präsentation bietet die Veranstaltung Raum für Fragen und Gespräche. Mehr Informationen hier.
Zeit zum Schreiben - Schreibwoche für Promovierende an der Dahlem Research School
(conducted in German, individual coaching in English is available)
Fehlt Ihnen die Zeit, an der Dissertation zu schreiben? Die Arbeit im Labor, im Forschungsprojekt und in der Lehre, die Vortrags- und Tagungsvorbereitung oder Gremienarbeit geht regelmäßig vor? Die Dahlem Research School bietet Ihnen Zeit für sich und Ihr Schreiben. Eine ganze Woche lang!
In der Schreibwoche vom 16.-20. September 2019 werden Sie in Gemeinschaft mit anderen Promovierenden, begleitet von erfahrenen Schreibcoachs, konzentriert und produktiv schreiben. Mehr Informationen finden Sie hier.
Förderung von KI-Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen
(in German)
Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) strebt eine stärkere Berücksichtigung von Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen in der KI-Forschung an. Es sollen qualifizierte Frauen aus den Fachbereichen Informatik, Mathematik, Physik, Linguistik, Neuro- und Kognitionswissenschaften, Psychologie oder angrenzender Fachgebiete sowie aus KI-bezogenen Spezialisierungen in Anwendungsgebieten gefördert werden, um die Forschung zum Thema KI in Deutschland weiter voranzubringen und um die verantwortungsvolle Beteiligung von herausragend qualifizierten Frauen im Wissenschaftssystem weiter zu erhöhen. Mehr Informationen hier.
Gesammelte Promotionsrituale - Ein Grund zum Feiern
(in German)
(in German)Von Comics über Rapsongs bis hin zu klassischen Textbeiträgen: Die Jury des Online-Wettbewerbs zum Thema Promotionsrituale konnte sich über kreative Einreichungen freuen. Vom 24. April bis zum 30. Juni 2019 wurde auf Initiative der Arbeitsgruppe „Pro-Motion“ der Jungen Akademie nach unterschiedlichen Ritualen gesucht, mit denen der Abschluss der Promotion gebührend gefeiert wird. Die fünf aus Sicht der Jury kreativsten und überzeugendsten Beiträge zum Thema Promotionsrituale werden ab heute auf der Website promotionsrituale.diejungeakademie.de präsentiert.
Introduction event for new doctoral candidates at Faculty IV
We would like to invite you, also on behalf of the Faculty IV, to this year's introduction and information session for (new) doctoral candidates at the Faculty. The event will take place on
Monday, 16 September 2019, 14:15-16:15 in Room MAR 6.004
It is not necessary to register for this event.
Maria-Weber-Grant in der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
(in German)
Die Hans-Böckler-Stiftung schreibt erneut den Maria-Weber-Grant für herausragende Wissenschaftler*innen in der Postdoc-Phase aus. Zielgruppe sind Juniorprofessor*innen und Habilitand*innen aus allen Fachgebieten.
Die Bewerber*innen können für bis zu 12 Monate eine Vertretung beantragen, die Teile der Aufgaben in der Lehre übernimmt, um sich so Freiräume zur Durchführung ihrer Forschung zu verschaffen. Es werden Mittel zur Bezahlung der Teilvertretung von pauschal 20.000€ pro Semester gewährt. Die Bewerbungsfrist ist der 15. September 2019. Mehr Informationen.
Schreib-Challenge für Promovierende
(in German)
Ab dem 02. September 2019 bietet das Team von Coachingzonen Wissenschaft ein zweiwöchiges, kostenloses Online-Promotionscoaching bzw. Schreibcoaching für alle Promovierenden an. Die „Challenge“ der Schreib-Challenge ist, täglich und verbindlich zu schreiben. Während des Coachings erhalten die Teilnehmer*innen jeden Tag eine Aufgabe, Input oder weitere Möglichkeiten zur Reflexion und Gestaltung des eigenen Schreibprozesses. Mehr Informationen hier.
DAAD P.R.I.M.E. - Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience
The DAAD offers a program funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to support postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities who see their long-term career perspective in Germany. Applications can be submitted until 30 August 2019 for a starting date between 1 May 2020 and 1 September 2020.
Scholarships for female doctoral students of the TU Berlin
The advisory board of the Gender Equality Officer at TU Berlin awards six scholarships for completing a doctoral degree (PAS) every semester to early-stage female researchers. The scholarships start on 01 October 2019. The funding is usually granted for a period of six months. It usually amounts to 1,000€ per month. In addition, a blanket amount for child-care or for the care of relatives in need of 200€ per month may be granted. The application deadline is 18 August 2019. More information can be found here.

Free Open Access Publishing with Wiley
At the beginning of 2019, the first DEAL contract was signed with Wiley for the term 2019–2021. Since 1 July, all research or review articles (“original article” or “review article”) submitted by TU members as “corresponding authors” are eligible to be published Open Access. For authors there are no costs for Open Access when publishing with Wiley, as the costs of the contract are covered by the university library. More information.
Introduction event for new doctoral candidates at Faculty VII
We would like to invite you, also on behalf of the Faculty VII, to this year's introduction and information session for (new) doctoral candidates at the Faculty. The event will take place on
Tuesday, 09 July, 14:00-16:00 in Room H 3143
It is not necessary to register for this event.
More introduction events can be found here.
Introduction event for new doctoral candidates at Faculty III
We would like to invite you, also on behalf of the Faculty III, to this year's introduction and information session for (new) doctoral candidates at the Faculty. The event will take place on
Monday, 08 July, 14:00-16:00 in Room H 1029
It is not necessary to register for this event.
More introduction events can be found here.
Onboarding Meetings for new international doctoral candidates
We, TU-DOC Office, invite international doctoral candidates who enrolled at TU Berlin in the last three semesters to join one of our 'Onboarding Meetings'. During this two-hour meeting we will inform you about the support structures at our university. At the same time we would like to hear from you what your experiences at TU and in Berlin have been so far, and where you would make suggestions for a better support of new international doctoral candidates. The final date of our meetings is
05 July 2019. More information on Registration here.
Förderung von KI-Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen
(in German)
Die Beteiligung von Frauen in der deutschen Forschung zur Künstlichen Intelligenz (KI) – in der Forschung ebenso wie in akademischen Führungspositionen – entspricht nicht dem Anteil herausragend qualifizierter Frauen. Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) strebt eine stärkere Berücksichtigung des großen Potenzials, die umfassendere Beteiligung und den stärkeren Einfluss von Frauen in der KI-Forschung an. Den Wissenschaftlerinnen soll die Möglichkeit gegeben werden, eigenständige Forschung zu betreiben, ihr wissenschaftliches Profil zu stärken und die Sichtbarkeit in der Community zu erhöhen. Mehr Informationen hier.
Minerva Fellowship Programme - Doctoral fellowships
The Minerva Fellowship Programme enables Israeli and German scientists to complete a research residency at institutions in the respective other country. Minerva Fellowships are not only intended to promote research but also to strengthen the cultural and scientific exchange between Germany and Israel, but also to provide an opportunity for junior scholar to further their scientific background while they conduct a research project. The doctoral fellowships are granted for a maximum of 24 months and the minimum funding period amounts to six months. The application deadline is 26 June 2019. More information here.
Promotionsbegleitende Zuschüsse im Rahmen eines interdisziplinären Graduiertennetzwerks zum Themenbereich "Maschinenbau der Zukunft"
(in German)
Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler, die sich mit Digitalisierung im Maschinenbau beschäftigen, können sich jetzt für die Teilnahme an einem Graduiertennetzwerk und einen damit verbundenen jährlichen Zuschuss von bis zu 50.000 € bewerben.
Es wird erwartet, dass sich die ausgewählten Kandidat*innen an jährlichen interdisziplinären, kooperativen Publikationen und Symposien mit Wissenschaft und Industrie beteiligen. Bis zum 20. Juni 2019 können sich interessierte Doktorand*innen für die Zuschüsse bewerben. Vergeben werden diese ab dem 01. Oktober 2019. Mehr Informationen.
Onboarding Meetings for new international doctoral candidates
We, TU-DOC Office, invite international doctoral candidates who enrolled at TU Berlin in the last three semesters to join one of our 'Onboarding Meetings'. During this two-hour meeting we will inform you about the support structures at our university. At the same time we would like to hear from you what your experiences at TU and in Berlin have been so far, and where you would make suggestions for a better support of new international doctoral candidates. The dates are:
18 June und 05 July 2019. More information on Registration here.
Introduction event for new doctoral candidates at Faculty V
We would like to invite you, also on behalf of the faculty V, to this year's introduction and information session for (new) doctoral candidates at the Faculty. The event will take place on
Monday, 17 June 2019, 14:00-16:00 in Room H 2019
It is not necessary to register for this event.
More introduction events can be found here.
Introduction event for new doctoral candidates at Faculty VI
We would like to invite you, also on behalf of the faculty VI, to this year's introduction and information session for (new) doctoral candidates at the Faculty. The event will take place on
Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 14:00-16:00 in Room A 111
It is not necessary to register for this event.
More introduction events can be found here.
Workshop: Verpackung gesucht! Erfolgreich präsentieren auf Konferenzen und in anderen wissenschaftlichen Kontexten
(auf Englisch)
In diesem Seminar werden Techniken und Strategien, wie man sich und die eigene Arbeit authentisch und auch über konventionelle Methoden hinaus in Vorträgen, Postern und Fachgesprächen präsentiert, gezeigt und erprobt. Zusätzlich werden Spezifika wissenschaftlicher Konferenzen sowie Ideen und Regeln für erfolgreiche Netzwerkgestaltung erarbeitet. Der Workshop findet am 12. Juli 2019 statt. Es sind noch wenige Restplätze frei. Zur Anmeldung.
Applications for post-doc grants
The TU Berlin seeks to advance outstanding junior PhD researchers for a maximum of 3 years after their PhD in the next stages of their career and provides support by ensuring financing for preparation of an application to the DFG for funding for a temporary position as principal investigator or for comparable programs. The submission deadline is 11 June 2019. The applicants have the task of convincing the members of the Strukturkommission (Structural Committee) of their research project with a five-minute lecture. The presentation will be held on 10 July 2019. More information here.
Applications for Initial acquisition of third-party funding
This funding instrument aims to help newly appointed professors to access third-party funding and support them in developing their Chair with the aid of third-party funded projects. Also, junior researchers (masters or comparable qualification), who have not yet obtained a doctorate, can apply for support as well. The submission deadline is 11 June 2019. Further information can be found here.
Eighth Round Table Discussion for Junior Scholars
On 11 June 2019, Vice President for Strategic Development, Junior Scholars, and Teacher Education Angela Ittel invites you to present and discuss the to present the measures which have been adopted in the action plan for the advancement of junior scholars at TU Berlin in 2019. The invitation is also addressed to international participants, so the round table sessions are to be held in German and English. More information about the Round Table Discussions for Junior Scholars and about registration here.
Interdisciplinary PhD Summer School "CATAPULT"
EIT Climate-KIC is hosting the interdisciplinary PhD Summer School "Catapult" this summer. Three different areas/topics will be covered: Cities (08-19 July in Bologna and Lisbon/Almada), Wood (26 August - 06 September in Helsinki and Gothenborg) and Food (16-28 September in Budapest and Valencia). The application deadline is 31 May 2019. More information here.
Open positions for postdoctoral researchers - University of Eastern Finland
The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is a multidisciplinary university, which seeks to find solutions to global challenges through interdisciplinary research. The UEF has eight open positions for postdoctoral researchers to carry out their research in the fields of "Ageing, lifestyles and health", "Learning in a digitised society", "Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders" and "Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources". The application deadline is 21 May 2019. More information.
4th International PhD Summer School Trakai, Lithuania
Kaunas Univeristy of Technlogy invites doctoral (PhD) students to participate in the 4th International PhD Summer School, that will take place on 26-30 August 2019 in the historical city Trakai, Lithuania. The PhD Summer School focuses on development of key competences required for achieving best results in successful defense of the doctoral dissertation and identifying further research directions. It provides the opportunity for intellectually curious doctoral students to explore new knowledge, to expand cultural awareness and to exchange experience. The Registration closes 15 May 2019. More information here.
Introduction event for new doctoral candidates at Faculty I
We would like to invite you, also on behalf of the faculty I, to this year’s introduction and information session for (new) doctoral candidates at the Faculty. The event will take place on
Monday, 13 May 2019, 11:0-13:00, in Room MAR 6.004
It is not necessary to register for this event.
Seventh Round Table Discussion for Junior Scholars
On 07 May 2019, Vice President for Strategic Development, Junior Scholars, and Teacher Education Angela Ittel invites you to present and discuss the to present the measures which have been adopted in the action plan for the advancement of junior scholars at TU Berlin in 2019. The invitation is also addressed to international participants, so the round table sessions are to be held in German and English. More information about the Round Table Discussions for Junior Scholars and about registration here.
Research to Market Challenge - Competition for Research-Based Business Ideas
"Research to Market Challenge” is a competition for research-based product and business ideas from FU Berlin, HU Berlin, TU Berlin and Charité. The contest is hosted by the above-mentioned universities cooperating with Stiftung Charité, Ernst Reuter Gesellschaft, Humboldt-Universitäts-Gesellschaft and Berliner Sparkasse. The purpose of the “Research to Market Challenge” is to guide members and alumni of the participating institutions through the process of getting their thoughts about potential product or business out of their head, on to paper, and into an actionable plan for the first steps. The submission deadline for the current round of competition is 05 May 2019.
Young Entrepreneurs in Science
You have almost completed your doctoral studies, but are not sure
about your next step? You are already thinking about your post-
PhD career, but lack inspiration or a marketable business idea? Sign up for a workshop to develop your own potential and expand your
qualifications. The four-day interactive workshop on 08-09 May and 19-20 June 2019 series will teach you more about yourself and the opportunities you have. With the help of practice-oriented methods and tools, e.g. design thinking and other creative techniques, you will learn how to translate your strengths and creativity into concrete ideas. The registration deadline is 29 April 2019. More information in the web brochure.
BIMoS PhD Award
The Berlin International Graduate School in Model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS) would like to honor the best dissertation among the TU doctoral students, who have completed their doctorate in 2018 on a topic within the area of data science and data-based modeling and simulation. The aim is to highlight outstanding achievements of a young researcher at the start of their scientific career. The submission deadline is 26 April 2019. More Information.
Einstein Foundation - Funding programs
Until 27 May 2019 it is possible to apply for several funding programs of the Einstein Foundation. The Einstein Junior Fellow offers excellent young researchers the opportunity to remain employed by their current university on a temporary basis. The Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellow offers high-achieving young researchers in Berlin, who already have funding, the chance to include a postdoctoral researcher from abroad in their junior research group and to obtain additional support for material resources. The Einstein-Zirkel-Programm offers researchers in Berlin the opportunity to participate in Berlin-wide, theme-based collaborations across institutions which they organise themselves. Please note that the internal deadlines of the universities is 08 April 2019.
Go International - Mobility options for doctoral students and Postdocs
The TU Berlin is keen to help doctoral students and Postdocs complete a stay abroad. As part of the TU Berlin International Week we are hosting an information even on 12 April 2019 about mobility options for junior scholars. During the event, numerous funding programs and the wide range of mobility options available to you will be presented and there will be opportunities to ask questions as well as receive individual advice. More information on the event's programm and on registration here.
Lost in Dissertation: von der Literaturverwaltung bis zur Publikation – eine Veranstaltungsreihe für Promovierende
(Events held in German)
Die Berliner Universitätsbibliotheken und die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz präsentieren zusammen mit Experten die Themen Literaturverwaltung, Publikationsmöglichkeiten, Open Access und Forschungsdaten. So erhalten Sie einen kompakten Überblick über die wichtigsten Aspekte sowie weiterführende konkrete Informationen zu einzelnen Angeboten der Universitäten. Die einzelnen Themen werden in sechs voneinander unabhängigen Modulen vom 02. bis 11. April 2019 präsentiert, so dass Sie je nach Interessenslage an allen oder nur ausgewählten Veranstaltungen teilnehmen können. Informationen zur Anmeldung hier.
Information Session on European Research Council (ERC) Starting and Consolidator Grants
The session on 2 April 2019 addresses researchers who are interested in applying for an ERC Starting or Consolidator Grant (see erc.europa.eu). You will learn more about the funding schemes and application requirements of the ERC. In addition, an ERC panel member and two ERC grantees will share their experiences with the application and evaluation process. More details here.
Information Session on the European Reserach Council (ERC) for Female Researchers
With different funding schemes the ERC funds innovative basic and pioneering research of outstanding Principle Investigators (PIs) and their teams. It is open to all research disciplines (see erc.europa.eu). The information session on 1 April 2019 addresses female researchers who are interested in learning more about the funding schemes and application requirements of the ERC. In addition, an ERC grantee and an ERC panel member will share their experiences with the application and selection process. More details here.
Proposals for Measures for the Implementation of TU Berlin’s Strategy for the Advancement of Junior Scholars
As part of the preparation of an implementation plan for the Strategy for the Advancement of Junior Scholars at TU Berlin suitable measures are currently being discussed. Also, there is now the opportunity to submit proposals for measures through our online form: tu-doc.de/massnahmen. The submitted proposals will be discussed by the working group for the Implementation of TU Berlin's Strategy for the Advancement of Junior Scholars and could possibly be a part of the final implementation plan.
Network of Junior Research Group Leaders at TU Berlin
The Junior Research Group Leaders (JRGLs) at TU Berlin have set up a network for mutual support and cooperation in univeristy matters and for giving themselves a common voice in political questions and goals. Internal meetings on a regular basis are supposed to give an opportunity to exchange and discuss up-to-date issues and questions.
BIONNALE 2019 - Speed Lecture Award
Are you able to present your scientific idea in 3 minutes? Are you a young reseracher sitting on a great discovery, application or invention in life sciences? For the 11th year in a row, the HealthCapital – healthcare industries cluster Berlin-Brandenburg – and the Interest Group Biotechnology of the German Association of Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa bio) are awarding the BIONNALE Speed Lecture Award. Apply now and win a pitch coaching on 17 April in Berlin and prize money of up to 1,000€ on 07 May 2019. Apply until 28 February 2019. More information here.
Workshop program 'proMotion international' for female international doctoral students
The TU-DOC Office at TU Berlin offers a workshop program starting March 2019 for international female doctorate students, as well as a "virtual female doctoral students group" to facilitate a successful doctorate. Four moduls convey important skills as well as strategic knowledge. The registration deadline is on 28 February 2019. More information about program contents and registration can be found here.
Scholarships for female doctoral students of the TU BerlinAt the Technische Universität Berlin the advisory board of the Gender Equality Officer awards six scholarships for completing a doctoral degree (PAS) every semester to early-stage female researchers. The scholarships start on the 1st of April 2019. The funding is usually granted for a period of six months. It usually amounts to EUR 1000 per month. In addition, a blanket amount for child-care or for the care of relatives in need of EUR 200 per month may be granted. The application deadline is 25 Februrary 2019. More information can be found here.
GOstralia! Research Centre - Online seminar about scholarships / PhD & Research Workshops
(in German)
The GOstralia! Research Centre is offering nine exclusive scholarships in cooperation with four renowned Australian universities. On 21 February 2019 they are holding an online seminar about these scholarships, as well as about general scholarships for doctoral students in Australia. Also, the GOstralia! Research Centre is organizing their workshop 'PhD & Research in Australien - Erfolgreiche Organisation und Finanzierung' in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart. You can register here: www.gostralia.de/grcevents.
Career Day 2019 for PhD Candidates and Researchers
The Freie Universität Berlin will be holding its seventh annual Career Day for PhD Candidates and Researchers on 19 February 2019. The Career Day is organized by doctoral candidates and post-doctoral fellows of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and is coordinated by the Dahlem Research School, Humboldt Graduate School and the TU-DOC Office. Under the theme Sailing ahead – What your PhD can do for you the Career Day is aimed at the doctoral-candidates who are interested in discovering where their degree can lead them following graduation and how a doctoral degree and the essential skills acquired along the way can be translated into a successful career both inside and outside of academia. More information on the program and registration can be found here.
Open Access Publication Fund
TU Berlin is once again assuming the article processing charges for scientists who publish their research results in open access publications. In 2019, 100,000 euros are available in the open access publication funds to finance papers in open access journals, as well as 100,000 euros for the publication of open access monographs and edited volumes. The funds are, in part, provided by the DFG and TU Berlin. Funding conditions and application forms can be found here: Open Access Journals und Open Access Monographs and edited volumes (in German).
Event: Challenges and Future Perspectives for Female Junior Scholars
Achieving gender equality is, therefore, of particular importance for the strategic advancement of junior scholars and is an explicit goal of both TU Berlin’s Strategy for the Advancement of Junior Scholars and its Strategy for Gender Equality. The objective of this event is to introduce female junior scholars to inspiring female role models at TU Berlin, and to provide them with an opportunity to meet established female academics as well as other female junior scholars to discuss the challenges and future perspectives of an academic career. The event will take place on 21 January 2019. More information here.
Applications for Initial acquisition of third-party funding
This funding instrument aims to help newly appointed professors to access third-party funding and support them in developing their Chair with the aid of third-party funded projects. Also, junior researchers (masters or comparable qualification), who have not yet obtained a doctorate, can apply for support as well. The submission deadline is 29 January 2019. Further information can be found here.
Applications for post-doc grants
The TU Berlin seeks to advance outstanding junior PhD researchers for a maximum of 3 years after their PhD in the next stages of their career and provides support by ensuring financing for preparation of an application to the DFG for funding for a temporary position as principal investigator or for comparable programs. The submission deadline is 29 January 2019. The applicants have the task of convincing the members of the Strukturkommission (Structural Committee) of their research project with a five-minute lecture. The presentation will be held on 13 March 2019. More information here.
Summaries of the Round Table Discussions for Junior Scholars in the Winter Semester 2018
(in German)
Together with the TU-DOC Office for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Services, Vice President for Strategic Development, Junior Scholars, and Teacher Education Angela Ittel held five round tables during the 2018/19 winter semester, which junior scholars were invited to attend. Each round table was oriented towards a specific target group. Lively discussions with the participants resulted in numerous contributions and suggestions for further developing and expanding support and offers for junior scholars at TU Berlin. These resulted in the following four summaries.
The TU Berlin receives a graduate grant from the Joachim Herz Foundation
(in German)
The TU Berlin, the University of Hamburg, the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the TU Dresden are the first participants in the program "
Graduiertenförderung vernetzen" of the Joachim Herz Foundation. From January 2019, the four universities will receive funding of 250,000 euros, which they will be able to use over a period of five years to provide their science doctoral students with more efficient support. More information can be found here.

Archive of Current News 2017

Free special Public Speaking Workshop for interested faculty and staff members of the TU Berlin
On 13 November 2017 a workshop will be held which offers practical tips,
tools and techniques for speaking to an audience successfully. You'll be coached by experienced professionals, who will assess your current skills
and guide you towards becoming a more confident and competent speaker and presenter. For the program very good language skills are required.
A Registration is mandatory! Please contact to register.
Prüfer für Plausibilitätsinterviews an der Akademischen Prüfstelle Peking (Volksrepublik China), 31. Oktober 2017 (PDF, 39,1 KB)
Die Akademische Prüfstelle (APS), eine gemeinsame Einrichtung des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD) und Auswärtigen Amtes mit Sitz im Kulturreferat der Deutschen Botschaft in Peking, ist mit der Aufgabe betraut, chinesische Bewerber für ein Studium in Deutschland hinsichtlich ihrer formalen Hochschulzugangsberechtigung sowie die Echtheit der dafür eingereichten Dokumente zu überprüfen. Mit den Studienbewerbern werden Plausibilitätsinterviews geführt. Für die Durchführung der Interviews werden Absolventinnen und Absolventen der Ingenieurwissenschaften aller Fachrichtungen baldmöglichst gesucht.
Call for Applications: Maecenata Forschungskollegium, 19. Oktober 2017
Das Maecenata Institut für Philanthropie und Zivilgesellschaftsforschung in Berlin lädt den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs - mit Bezug zur Zivilgesellschaftsforschung - zum Zusammenschluss im Forschungscollegium auf. Es bietet einen Ort der Vernetzung, des Austauschs und der Reflexion sowie Gespräche zu wissenschaftlichen Fragen. Das Collegium findet mehrmals im Jahr statt, wird vom Förderverein Zivilgesellschaftsforschung gefördert und ist interdisziplinär auf zivilgesellschaftliche Themen ausgerichtet. Es richtet sich insbesondere an Doktorand_innen, steht aber offen für alle Forschenden die ihre Abschlussarbeiten mit Bezug zur Zivilgesellschaft schreiben.
TU Travel Grants for Conferences
All doctoral candidates of TU Berlin who wish to participate in a conference may apply for a TU Travel Grant for Conferences as part of its Network of Doctoral Programs.
Applications may be handed in quarterly.
Deadline: October 15th, 2017

UniWiND-Symposium 2017 - "Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis in der Promotion" am 20. November an der Leibniz Universität Hannover, Anmeldefrist 30. September 2017
Am 20. November findet an der Leibniz Universität in Hannover das UniWiND-Symposium 2017 statt. Der thematische Schwerpunkt liegt auf Best Practice Modellen. Für Promovierende der TU Berlin gibt es die Möglichkeit einer kostenfreien Teilnahme. Außerdem können die Fahrtkosten übernommen werden. Bitte wenden Sie sich bei Interesse an die .
Roadshow "Wege zur FH-Professur", 29. September 2017
Die Hochschulen des UAS7-Netzwerkes zeigen mit einer„Info-Roadshow“ gemeinsam die Wege zur Professur an einer Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften auf.Interessierte können sich am 29. September an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (HWR) Berlin  über die Besonderheiten und Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten der FH-Professur informieren.
“German for University and Profession”, 24 October 2017 – 15 February 2018
The evening course (Tuesday and Thursday, 6.30pm-8pm) at ZEMS is particularly designed to meet the needs of international PhD students or guest researchers. The courses leading to level A1, A2, B1 or B2, focuses on general language skills, as well as communication at university, such as writing emails, giving presentations or holding meetings. Registration (from 25th September 2017).
Fulbright-Stipendium für ein Forschungsprojekt in den USA, 15. September 2017
Die Fulbright Kommission fördert vier- bis sechsmonatige USA-Aufenthalte junger deutscher Nachwuchswissenschaftler_innen, die im Rahmen des Fulbright-Stipendiums ein Forschungsprojekt an einer U.S.-Hochschule oder einer wissenschaftlichen Einrichtung durchführen, das in direktem Zusammenhang mit einer bereits begonnenen akademischen Dissertation steht.
Zeit zum Schreiben. Schreibwoche für Promovierende, 4.-7. September 2017
Die Dahlem Research School der Freien Universität veranstaltet die erste Schreibwoche für Promovierende. In der Schreibwoche werden Sie in Gemeinschaft mit anderen Promovierenden, begleitet von erfahrenen Schreibcoachs, konzentriert und produktiv schreiben.
Stibet - Degree Completion Grant
The TU Berlin offers a number of degree completion grants for international doctoral candidates in situations of need. The grants are financed through Stibet, the scholarship and counselling programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Deadline for October: August 31st, 2017
World-Café: Wege in die Promotion 3. August 2017 - Die Veranstaltung der Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien (FSGS) richtet sich an fortgeschrittene Masterstudierende und Promotionsinteressierte, die mehr über Stiftungen und deren Promotionsförderprogramme erfahren möchten. Ziel der Veranstaltung ist es, einen Raum für einen informellen Dialog zwischen Promotionsinteressierten und StiftungsvertreterInnen (ReferentInnen und StipendiatInnen) zu eröffnen.
Intercultural Challenges for Visiting Scholars (DOCX, 17,1 KB) - How to Survive at TU Berlin? on July 21st, 2017, the workshop will assist visiting scholars and international researchers to cope with cultural aspects of their work in higher education in Germany.
TU Travel Grants for Conferences
All doctoral candidates of TU Berlin who wish to participate in a conference may apply for a TU Travel Grant for Conferences as part of its Network of Doctoral Programs.
Applications may be handed in quarterly.
Deadline: July 15th, 2017

The University of Sydney's new postgraduate research scholarships - one of TU Berlin's partner universities is offering 40 new fully-funded PhD scholarships, available from 2017 to help the world's best students fulfil their potential
Application anytime.
Tag der guten wissenschaftlichen Praxis - Publikationsprozesse und gute wissenschaftliche Praxis am 14. Juni 2017 an der Dahlem Research School richtet sich mit vier offenen Vorträgen am Vormittag an (Nachwuchs-)Wissenschaftler_innen und an alle, die sich für die Thematik wissenschaftlicher Integrität und verantwortungsvoller Ausübung von Forschung interessieren.
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