The Hector Fellow Academy calls for applications for the Hector Research Career Development Award 2023
The new application phase for the Hector Research Career Development Award has started. Ambitious scientists who aspire to a professorship are invited to submit their application for the award. The award is aimed at W1 assistant professors (with and without Tenure Track) and junior research group leaders from the natural and engineering sciences as well as medicine or psychology who work at universities or research institutions in Germany. They must already be able to demonstrate promising scientific achievements. The application deadline is October 30, 2023.
The phase between postdoc and professorship is crucial for the career of scientists. For this reason, the Hector Fellow Academy 2020 has established the Hector Research Career Development (RCD) Award. The award supports the scientific careers of outstanding researchers from the natural and engineering sciences, medicine and psychology on their way to a professorship.
Since its introduction in 2020, 11 excellent scientists have already received the Hector RCD Award. The research areas of the awardees range from biology, physics, chemistry and engineering to mathematics, computer science, medicine and psychology. Their research projects demonstrate fresh ideas and innovative research approaches. Last year, the scientist in medicine and biology Sofia-Iris Biblis (Goethe University Frankfurt), the neuroscientist Anna Stöckl (University of Konstanz) and the physicist Philip Willke (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) were honored with the 2022 Award.
The winners of the Hector RCD Award receive one-time support for their research in the amount of 25,000 euros as well as funding for a doctoral position. They also become members of the Hector Fellow Academy for five years and can thus benefit from a highly attractive research network.
Candidates with the following qualifications can now apply for the Hector RCD Award:
- W1 assistant professors (with or without Tenure Track) or own junior research group leaders in natural or engineering sciences, medicine or psychology (e.g. Emmy-Noether Programme (DFG), Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (AvH), or similar)
- Doctorate or PhD-equivalent less than seven years prior the application with exceptional results
- Temporary employment at a German university, Fraunhofer-Institute, Helmholtz-Center, Leibniz-Institute or Max Planck Institute
- Formal or content-related right to supervise a doctorate
For more information on the award and all application details, please click here.