Job:Announcement for the Hector Research Career Development Award for Junior Scientists from Germany
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The Hector Research Career Development Award (Hector RCD Award) was announced in 2020; with it the Hector Fellow Academy (HFA) pursuits the goal of promoting and supporting the scientific career of junior researchers in the area of natural and engineering sciences as well as medicine and psychology. The award aims to nurture and encourage young scientists at a critical point of their careers.

Your Profile  W1 assistant professor (with or without Tenure Track) or junior research group leader in the natural or engineering sciences, medicine or psychology  Doctorate or PhD-equivalent with outstanding results & completion less than 7 years ago*  Employment at a German university or research institution supporting the application**  Content-related or formal authorization to supervise doctoral researchers

Extent of Funding The Hector RCD Award is given annually to 3-5 scientists; at least 50% of the Awards each year will be given to female scientists.  One-time 25,000 € flexible personal research funds  Funding of 1 doctoral position (according DFG funding scheme) and material expenses in the HFA for 3 years (9,500 €/a)  Membership in the HFA for 5 years with opportunity to apply for selected funding formats

Application Application period: September 1st – October 30, 2020 Program information and details:

Contact: Stefanie Peer, Program Manager,

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