KIT Doctoral 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.

KIT aims to increase the proportion of women in science. Therefore, applications and nominations from excellent young female scientists are strongly encouraged.

Call and Remuneration

The call for the 17th KIT Doctoral Award is aimed at doctoral graduates of the academic year 2023/24 (October 1, 2023–September 30, 2024). In general, the award carries a total value of EUR 4,500 (3 prizes, EUR 1,500 each).

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria are, among others: international visibility, mobility and scientific networks (e.g. publication output, stays abroad), self-reliance and initiative (e.g. acquisition of additional funding), teaching and supervising skills, interdisciplinary competences, commitment and duration of doctorate.

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 period for your doctoral research phase at KIT.
  • Your doctorate has to have been rated "distinction" (summa cum laude).
  • Your contact person is ▶ Nadja Mazko.
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Deadline for applications and nominations: September 30, 2024.

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