Support for Early Career Scientists

Early career scientists make an important contribution to scientific progress through their commitment and innovation. One of our key ambitions here at Forschungszentrum Jülich is to provide tailored support and conditions for you as graduates, doctoral researchers, postdocs and Young Investigator Group leaders to enable you to achieve excellence.

The promotion of young talents in science is key to the Forschungszentrum Jülich. We complement a centre-wide support for early career researchers with programmes of excellence and counseling on funding opportunities. Our measures and funding programmes are oriented towards the guiding principles of diversity and inclusion, innovation and networking as well as excellence and therefore contribute to internationalizing Forschungszentrum Jülich and promotion of early career scientists.

Counseling on funding opportunities

Support for Young Scientists – driving excellence
Support for Young Scientists – driving excellence
Support for Young Scientists – driving excellence

Mobility and visiting opportunities

Advance in your scientific career with research stays at FZJ or another institute, even abroad. We provide counselling on funding and scholarships matching your career status and expertise.

Research grants and project funding

Progress with your pioneering research ideas and get it funded. We provide you with selected topic-specific funding opportunities matching your career status and expertise.

Prizes / Awards

Receive recognition and visibility for your outstanding work. We provide you with insights into an array of prizes and research awards matching your career status and expertise.


Here you can find open positions for Doctoral Researchers, Postdocs or early career Professionals.
Moreover, the Virtual Career Talk can provide you with information on Forschungszentrum Jülich
as an emloyer and Career Opportunities here at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Performance assessment within our programmes is based on the DORA principles. Transparent processes and criteria are essential for an equal opportunity and diversity-sensitive selection and funding practice. In addition to quantitative indicators, we also consider qualitative criteria wherever possible.


Support for doctoral researchers
Support for postdocs
Support for Young Investigator Group Leaders
University cooperations
Last Modified: 17.05.2024