Postdoctoral scholarship program for 2022

The application deadline for 2021 expired on 1.10.2020.

The online portal for applications to the 2022 postdoctoral scholarship program will be available from June 1, 2021. Applications are possible from this date up to and including 01.10.2021.

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Each year, the Daimler and Benz Foundation awards twelve scholarships to selected postdoctoral researchers, junior professors or heads of junior research groups. The objective is to reinforce the autonomy and creativity of the next generation of scientists and to pave the way for the dedicated researchers’ professional careers during the productive phase following their doctorates. The subsidy amount is EUR 40,000 per scholarship, which is granted for a period of two years in order to finance academic assistants, technical equipment, research expeditions or participation in conferences. With gatherings of young specialists from this constantly growing network of scholars in Ladenburg, the Daimler and Benz Foundation also promotes an interdisciplinary exchange of views and information.

The promotional program is open to applicants from all scientific disciplines; there are no restrictions in terms of content. The Foundation is particularly pleased to receive applications from the hitherto underrepresented fields of the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies.