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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 18 February 2020. Further information can be found here.
Applications for post-doc grants
The TU Berlin seeks to advance outstanding postdocs in the next stages of their career and provides support by ensuring funding for preparation of an application to the DFG for financing a temporary position as principal investigator or for comparable programs. Eligable are doctoral holders up to three years after the completion of their doctorate.  The submission deadline is 18 February 2020. 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 25 March 2020. More information here.

Current News

Lunchtalk: "Zwischen Windeln und Wissenschaft". Familie und wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit vereinbaren (in German) Thu, 20. February 2020, 12-2 pm An informational event organized by the proMotion Program and the Family Services Office of TU Berlin. Registration and more information here
Workshop "Good Supervision" Humboldt Graduate School The Workshop for supervisors of doctoral dissertations is offered four times a year and open to newly appointed professors, junior professors and leaders of research training groups. The next date is 21 January 2020. The language of the workshop is based on the needs of the participants. On request, it will be held in English. More information can be found here.
The Gender- und Technik Center of the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin offers a Workshop for Women on how to become a professor at a University for Applied Sciences on 24 January 2020. The event and the invitation (here) are in German.
ZEIT Campus Ratgeber Promotion
(in German)
Wie lässt sich die Promotionszeit planen, durchhalten und vielleicht sogar genießen? Antworten darauf gibt der ZEIT Campus Ratgeber Promotion. Seit wenigen Tagen steht der von der Klaus Tschira Stiftung geförderte Begleiter zum kostenlosen Download hier im Netz.

A list of consecutively archived news can be found here.

What we offer

 We offer advice regarding 

  • administrative and organisational questions
  • third-party funding applications for doctoral programs 
  • preventive action on supervision problems or related conflicts

We provide information on  

  • scholarships, awards and prices 
  • course offers for transferable skills 
  • support for international exchange and mobility



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