JSMC Career Orientation Grants

A limited number of travel and post-doctoral grants are available to outstanding graduates of the JSMC. These grants aim to provide support at the challenging stage directly following the PhD.

The call is open to all JSMC Doctoral Researchers and can be submitted in the time frame between the date of submission of the PhD thesis and 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).