The Career Bridging Grant closes financial gaps between two career steps for candidates who are currently conducting research at TU Darmstadt or who intend to do so in the future. The Career Bridging Grant provides short-term financial support for highly qualified candidates, who are preparing their next scientific career phase at TU Darmstadt by submitting an individual external application, whose previous (position) funding has expired at the requested start of the Career Bridging Grant and who are applying for third-party funding for their own position at TU Darmstadt with good prospects of success. The Career Bridging Grant secures financial support during the application process for external funding and thus facilitates a smooth transition to the next career step.
External funding can be provided by programmes of the German Research Foundation (DFG Temporary Positions for Principal Investigators, Emmy Noether Programme, Walter Benjamin Programme), the European Union (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action) or national programmes of other countries.
|Who can apply?||
Postdocs as well as advanced doctoral candidates…
Please note: In both cases, it is assumed that the proposal will be written at a department of TU Darmstadt.
|What we offer||
Financial support for the initially duration of max. 6 months during transition phases (Ph.D. to postdoc, postdoc to postdoc and postdoc to junior research group leader). A prolongation by a further max. of 6 months is possible if the application for third-party funding had been submitted within the first granted 6 months while
had been consulted (bridging the waiting period for a decision on third-party provider). Research Mentoring at TU Darmstadt
The level of support granted depends on your research experience and the planned individual external funding:
|Please hand in (as one PDF file)||
|How we select||
The competitive selection process is organized by TU Darmstadt. Applications will be reviewed by scientific committee Postdoc Career Programme. The committee meets twice a year.
The most important selection criteria are:
You can hand in your application any time. Your application get evaluated twice a year (cut-off dates in spring and autumn). Next cut-off date is November 15th, 2023.
Please send your application electronically as one PDF file to Ms Dr. Bettina Wagner.