9. January 2023
Start of the appli­ca­tion period for doctoral positions
© Hector Fellow Academy

Appli­ca­tion portal opened

This year, the Hector Fellow Academy will once again support promis­ing young scien­tists with a fully funded doctoral position and their own research budget. From January 15 to March 31, 2023, inter­ested candi­dates can submit their own research project or apply for adver­tised doctoral positions of a Hector Fellow or Hector RCD Awardee.

Hector Fellows are outstand­ing profes­sors who have made signif­i­cant contri­bu­tions in STEM fields, medicine, and psychol­ogy. Each year, the HFA awards the Hector RCD Award to excel­lent young scien­tists between postdoc and profes­sor­ship with the aim of promot­ing excel­lent scien­tific careers. 2023 doctoral positions are adver­tised in the research groups of Peter Hegemann (Biology), Christoph Klein (Medicine), Brigitte Röder (Psychol­ogy) and Jens Timmer (Physics/Mathematics).

The young scien­tists who success­fully complete the appli­ca­tion process will receive a position as a research associate for up to four years at the univer­sity of the super­vis­ing Hector Fellow or Hector RCD Awardee with a salary in line with the institute's standards. In addition to further train­ing on manage­ment topics and coach­ing, the doctoral candi­dates themselves become part of the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary network of top researchers.