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Funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers

The Young Scholar Fund (YSF), launched as part of the Excellence Initiative, provides research funding for junior professors and outstanding postdoctoral researchers. With this tool, the University of Konstanz aims to improve the working conditions of junior researchers.

Eligibility is limited to junior researchers who have finished their doctoral degree, demonstrate independent research activity and aim for a career in academia. Junior researchers are usually considered independent if they have solicited third-party funds or have independently published their research (i.e. not jointly with a professor) and have at least two years but less than ten years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher. Periods of parental leave and/or periods of providing care to a family member will be taken into account two years per child/care period.

If you are unsure whether you may apply, please contact the Committee on Research (AFF).

At the end of the funding period, Young Scholar Fund grantees are asked to provide a short scientific report.  Please log in using the "My university" icon to access the report template.

Calls and application

Currently, there are no open calls. For your information, here are the application documents from the last, closed call:

Support and information

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