JSMC Career Orientation Grants

JSMC Career Orientation Grants

A limited number of grants are available to outstanding graduates of the JSMC. The grants aim to provide support at the challenging stage directly following the PhD.

The call is open to all JSMC Doctoral Researchers (officially admitted to the JSMC). Applications for grant schemes 1) and 2) can be submitted in the time frame between the date of submission of the PhD thesis (please provide copy of receipt) up to 4 months after the date of the PhD defense.

Applications for both grant schemes are possible at any time.

Grant Schemes
1) Half-year Postdoctoral Scholarships
Funding for up to 6 months after successful completion of the PhD to support a subsequent career in academia or industry. The amount of the monthly fellowship allowance (tax free) is 1,750 € based on the regulations by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Supplementary allowance for fellowship holders with children: 400 € per month for the first child plus 100 € more for each additional child.
2) Grants for International Laboratory Visits
Travel grants to visit international laboratories in order to identify the best possibilities for postdoctoral positions. Travel expenses (transportation + accommodation costs) will be reimbursed up to the amount of a total of 2,000 € per grant (based on receipts).

Please find the guidelines here.