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Apply for the Doctoral Researcher Award until May 2, 2024!

The Scientific Talent and Career Development Team invites doctoral researchers who completed their doctorate at Helmholtz Munich between January 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024 (oral examination or date of certificate) to apply for the Doctoral Researcher Award.

The Doctoral Researcher Award has been launched to recognize the outstanding scientific achievements and exceptional commitment of doctoral researchers in science. Supported by the Helmholtz Munich Graduate School (HELENA), the Association of the Friends and Supporters of Helmholtz Munich (VdFF), and Stiftung AtemWeg, the award will be granted to two outstanding dissertations, each endowed with a certificate and € 2,500.

Dissertations may be submitted only once for consideration in the doctoral researcher award competition. The winners will be announced in the first week of June. The award ceremony will take place on June 26, 2024.

For a successful application, please send one PDF to Helmholtz Munich Graduate School (HELENA) with the following documents:

  1. Link to electronic version (pdf) of the dissertation
  2. Scan of the doctoral certificate
  3. Letter of motivation (max. 1 page) of the nominee considering the following points:
     - What was the main impact of your research?
     -  In your opinion, what is the added value of your research for society?

  4. Letter of recommendation from the supervisor/TAC member containing the following information (max. 1 page):
     - Why should your doctoral researcher win this prize?
     - Evaluation of the doctoral performance and further achievements to date
     - Assessment of the candidate’s potential in terms of their skills and personality

  5. A detailed curriculum vitae (incl. awards, list of publications, scholarships, stays abroad, lectures/posters at conferences, etc.)

For any questions please contact:

Dr. Amudha Brugger

Helmholtz Munich Graduate School