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KIT Doctoral Award


The Award for outstanding doctoral researchers

With their research, junior scientists contribute singificantly to the success of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Their work thereby reflects the wide range of research opportunities available at KIT.

KIT acknowledges outstanding doctoral researchers with the KIT Doctoral Award. With the award, KIT demonstrates its commitment to young scientists who are role models for others.


Call and remuneration
The call for the 11th KIT Doctoral Award is addressed to doctoral graduates of the academic year 2017/18 (October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018). The award carries a total value of EUR 4,500 (3 prizes, EUR 1,500 each).


Selection criteria
Selection criteria are, among others: international visibiltiy, mobility and networks, ability to pursue research intependently, pro-active orientation, teaching and supervising skills, transferable skills, commitment and duration of doctoral research.


Important facts about the KIT Doctoral Award at a glance
• You need to have completed your doctorate at KIT or have spent the main part of your research for your doctoral studies at KIT.
• Your doctorate has to be rated with “summa cum laude”.
• The oral examination must have been taken place in the academic year 2017/18.
• The application needs to be submitted to KHYS by October 15, 2018. Please contact Dorit Dietel-Kronwald.