The Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) is the central institution for the promotion of junior researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). We support doctoral researchers, postdocs, the Young Investigator Network (YIN), and doctoral programs. Our various offers are specifically targeted to promote junior KIT researchers and foster an open scientific and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and knowledge.


  • individually advise, qualify, and support young scientists during their careers
  • further develop the support of young scientists at KIT and maintain the quality of the doctoral research phase
  • support coordinated research programs (e.g. research training groups) for the promotion of young scientists.


Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)


Straße am Forum 3

76131 Karlsruhe

▶ info∂khys.kit.edu

Phone:  +49 (0)721 608-46185

Fax: +49 (0)721 608-46222


▶ Building 30.96


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Call for Applications: KIT Doctoral Award 2022/23

KIT will grant the KIT Doctoral Awards for the 16th time in 2023. Extraordinary doctoral researchers who gained their degree in the academic year 2022/2023 will be awarded. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 29, 2023.

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Call for applications: Südwestmetall-Förderpreis 2023/2024

The Baden-Wuerttemberg Employers’ Association of the Metal and Electrical Industry – Südwestmetall – again awards the Südwestmetall-Förderpreis at KIT. The prize is awarded to especially outstanding doctoral theses with importance for the industrial work world and/or its socio-political framework conditions. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 13, 2023.   

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Helmholtz Doctoral Award: Three Award Winners at KIT

Dr.-Ing. Hannes Radinger, Dr.-Ing. Nick Karcher and Dr. rer. nat. Richard Gebauer receive the Helmholtz Doctoral Prize 2022 in the research fields Energy, Matter and Information for their outstanding dissertations. In total, eleven outstanding young scientists were awarded. Next call for applications is expected in October 2023.