Athene Young Investigator

Athene Young Investigator

As an alternative to habilitation, TU Darmstadt offers its outstanding young scientists various options and career paths up to the appointment to an unlimited professorship. The University's own Athene Young Investigator programme was developed to promote scientific independence at an early stage. The programme opens up attractive career prospects for outstanding young scientists at TU Darmstadt and makes it possible to plan their individual path to professorship.



Please submit your application as Athene young Investigator

until 15 May 2019 via your department.


Athene Young Investigator (AYI)

The Athene Young Investigator Programme aims to qualify young scientists for the career goal of professorship by:

  • the early increase of scientific independence,
  • the subject-specific broadening of the individual academic career portfolio,
  • the support of the commitment to teaching and supervision of bachelor, master, and PhD students,
  • the possibility to participate in academic self-administration.

Programme structure

Selection procedure

Personal requirements

Offers for AYI

Next call for proposals

All Athene Young Investigator (after the year of appointment)