Excellence programme

Supporting outstanding talents

The Excellence Programme facilitates the path to a translational career and scientific independence for researchers with a doctorate.

DZHK Junior Research Group

Establish your own research project outside your current institution, lead your own team and become scientifically independent: The junior research group funding supports postdocs in this career step. Read more

Clinician Scientist Fellowship

Parallel to specialist training, the programme offers individual and flexible planning with protected times to do research. Read more

Postdoc Start-up Grant

Postdoctoral researchers can apply and use the start-up funding to improve their chances of success with a third-party funding institution. Read more

Promotion of Women Scientists

In order not to get stuck in the eye of the needle of the postdoc phase and to get closer to the goal of a professorship even with a child or children (up to 12 years), women can get support with this funding. Young DZHK status is not required. Read more


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Promotion of Young Scientists