Young sci­ent­ists

For the faculty EIM, a challenging promotion of young scientists is a central element to conduct excellent research: young scientists are seen as an essential driver for new, innovative approaches in both basic and applied research. In this context, the faculty intensively accompanies young scientists from their entry into a doctoral program through a postdoctoral qualification phase to the completion of a junior professorship or junior research group leadership, thus ensuring optimal support on this career path. On this page we have compiled all relevant information for you.

Pro­mo­tion in the Fac­ulty EIM

The faculty offers the possibility of Promotional studies and explains the procedure in its own regulations: Promotion Regulations

Further information about the promotion can be found on the pages of the institutes:

Grants and awards:

  • Research reserve: funds can be granted from the research reserve for conference travel, but also to cover material and personnel costs. The deadline for applications for travel grants is the first day of each quarter, i.e., 01.01, 01.04, 01.07, 01.09 of the respective year. Application forms can be found here.
  • If you would like advice, please contact the Executive Director of the Faculty. Equal opportunity funding line: funds are provided to support young female scientists (doctoral candidates, junior professors); guidelines can be found here.
  • Weierstrass Award
  • Research project funding
  • PhD Funding
  • Research award (call for applications)

Ju­ni­or pro­fess­or­ships

Computer Science
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sevag Gharibian
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Gleb Polevoy
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Henning Wachsmuth


Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Berger
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Bruns
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Michael Liebendörfer