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.

Call and remuneration

The call for the 14th KIT Doctoral Award is addressed to doctoral graduates of the academic year 2020/21. The award carries a total value of EUR 4,500 (3 prizes, EUR 1,500 each). The call for application will be published soon.

Selection criteria

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

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 with “summa cum laude”.
  • The oral examination must have been taken place in the academic year 2020/21.
  • The application needs to be submitted to KHYS by October 31, 2021. Please contact ▶ Nadja Mazko.
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