The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a 3-year program for excellent early-career scientists (up to 3 years after graduation) at Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health. Talented postdocs who are accepted into the program receive 3-year fully funded postdoctoral positions and 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. 

Professional assistance in acquiring external funding

In addition to a modular training program for acquiring leadership qualifications, the fellows receive intensive support for external grant acquisition.

Support for the fellows in building up international networks

The fellows are integrated into the institutes in international and interdisciplinary research groups. Personal travel grants  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 develop their own profile and visibility in the respective field of research.