About the program

In 2014, Helmholtz Zentrum München launched an international fellowship program for postdocs. The program supports highly talented postdocs in the development of a competitive scientific profile for a successful scientific career in academic research or industry.

Talented postdocs who are accepted into the 3-year postdoctoral fellowship program can focus on a research project in an institute of the Center. An experienced research mentor and a personal coach will create an individual career plan together with the fellows and prepare them for their next career step in scientific leadership positions. Depending on the fellow’s personal career goal, the focus will be on careers in academic research or industry.

Professional assistance in acquiring external funding

In addition to joint training modules for acquiring leadership qualifications, the fellows will receive intensive support for external grant acquisition.

Support for the fellows in building up international networks

The fellows will be integrated into the institutes in international and interdisciplinary research groups. Personal travel grants will enable them to meet up regularly with international colleagues to exchange ideas and to build up international networks. In a step-by-step process, the fellows will develop their own profile and visibility in the respective field of research.